Jun 10, 2011, 8:33 PM EDT
Updated at 5:25 p.m. The Nationals have purchased the contract of Ryan Mattheus from Class AAA Syracuse and have placed fellow reliever Cole Kimball on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. It's unclear how severe Kimball's injury is or when it occurred, but the rookie right-hander entered with the bases loaded in the…
Jun 10, 2011, 2:19 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Struggling left-hander Sean Burnett's ERA is up to 5.96. The Nationals' formula for success this season has been simple: 1) Get good pitching. 2) Play good defense. 3) Get a couple of timely hits. Impressively, they've managed to accomplish Parts 1 and 2 with a level of consistency few could have predicted…
Jun 9, 2011, 10:30 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Petco Park in San Diego hosts the Nationals for a four-game series. The Nationals open a four-game series against the Padres tonight, and there's good news on the injury front: Both Danny Espinosa and Jayson Werth are back in the lineup. Espinosa took a pitch off his…
Jun 9, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT
It was quite an eventful week in NatsTown, what with the draft, some wild games on the West Coast, Ryan Zimmerman's rehab and Bryce Harper's kissy face. Chase Hughes and I discussed all that and more during another live episode of Beltway Baseball today at 2 p.m. And, as always, we answered several of your…
Jun 9, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT
Thursday, 10:05 p.m. — RHP Livan Hernandez (3-7, 3.76) vs. RHP Aaron Harang (6-2, 3.77)TV: MASN Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Friday, 10:05 p.m. — RHP Jason Marquis (6-2, 3.84) vs. RHP Mat Latos (4-6, 3.94)TV: MASN2 Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Saturday, 8:35 p.m. — LHP John Lannan (3-5, 3.79) vs. LHP Clayton Richard…
Jun 8, 2011, 5:54 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER It's the rubber game of the three-game series at AT&T Park. If nothing else, the Nationals have firmly established they can play low-scoring, close ballgames with the defending World Series champions. The six head-to-head meetings with the Giants so far have included three one-run games, one two-run…
Jun 8, 2011, 2:22 PM EDT
US Presswire photo The Nationals gambled in drafting TCU left-hander Matt Purke in the third round. First off, sorry I'm just getting to this now. I was traveling yesterday, and by the time I got back to D.C., I was greeted with the news of Jason Marquis and Jim Riggleman's suspensions, a Stephen Strasburg conference…
Jun 8, 2011, 1:30 AM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann faces Jonathan Sanchez tonight at AT&T Park. The Nationals have held late 4-0 leads each of the last two days, only to watch as the opposition rallied to tie and send the game into extra innings. Sunday in Phoenix, they withstood it and emerged victorious…
Jun 7, 2011, 11:24 PM EDT
Bryce Harper's home run trot from last night's game against Greensboro has drawn considerable attention from all over the sporting world today. The video of the 18-year-old blowing a kiss toward pitcher Zachary Neal has shown up on ESPN, MLB Network and countless other TV stations and websites and drawn reaction from ex-ballplayers, baseball executives…
Jun 7, 2011, 11:01 PM EDT
Three hundred and sixty-four days ago, Stephen Strasburg was in Washington, full of nervous anticipation for his major-league debut the following night. Little did the right-hander know how things would progress that night, nor how things would progress over the next year. This afternoon, speaking to reporters on a conference call from Viera, Fla., where…
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