Sep 27, 2011, 5:01 PM EDT
Associated Press photo Michael Morse clubbed his 30th homer of the season last night. Michael Morse raised his arm and began smiling about, oh, three-thousandths of a second after he made contact with Edward Mujica's 1-1 changeup in the top of the ninth inning last night. And why shouldn't he have? Morse had every reason…
Sep 26, 2011, 7:41 PM EDT
US Presswire file photo Sun Life Stadium hosts its final three ballgames this week. Not that anyone is going to miss Joe Robbie Pro Player Dolphin Dolphins Land Shark Sun Life Stadium, but the Nationals REALLY won't miss that place, which hosts its final three baseball games this week. The Nationals have gone an abysmal…
Sep 26, 2011, 3:04 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Henry Rodriguez was electric during the seventh inning yesterday. On a day full of electric moments at Nationals Park, Henry Rodriguez provided what might well have been the biggest jolt of all. Rodriguez's sheer dominance of the Braves in the top of the seventh had the ballpark buzzing throughout and the had…
Sep 25, 2011, 11:27 PM EDT
Getty Images The Nats had plenty of reason to celebrate after today’s 3-0 victory. As the crowd of 37,638 roared and members of the Nationals doffed their caps one last time before disappearing down the dugout steps, Jayson Werth turned to Michael Morse and offered up a prediction. “This is how it’s going to be,”…
Sep 25, 2011, 5:34 PM EDT
Associated Press photo Davey Johnson is likely to return as Nationals manager next season. The Nationals’ formal search for their 2012 manager will be a brief process and include only a handful of candidates, headlined by Davey Johnson. General manager Mike Rizzo said today he doesn’t anticipate this search to be as far-reaching or take…
Sep 25, 2011, 4:25 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ross Detwiler faces the Braves today in the Nationals' 2011 home finale. And so we have reached the final home game of the season, one last chance for fans to see their team in person and one last chance for the players to thank their supporters. As they've…
Sep 24, 2011, 10:24 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Ivan Rodriguez gets a hug from Drew Storen at the end of the Nats’ 4-1 win. The notion of Chien-Ming Wang and Ivan Rodriguez serving as batterymates for a late-September victory over a division rival fighting for its playoff life would have sounded ludicrous only a few months ago. Yet there were…
Sep 24, 2011, 9:23 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Jayson Werth was declared the winner of today's presidents race. Jayson Werth's disdain for Teddy Roosevelt's losing ways in the nightly presidents race at Nationals Park is well-documented. Earlier this season, the veteran right fielder openly campaigned for the club to let Teddy win a race for the first time ever, suggesting…
Sep 24, 2011, 4:06 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Chien-Ming Wang faces Brandon Beachy today at Nationals Park. The final home series of each season always includes a few bittersweet moments, and one of those will probably come today in the penultimate game at Nationals Park this year. Ivan Rodriguez is in the lineup and behind the…
Sep 24, 2011, 4:21 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Stephen Strasburg struggled early but rebounded to retire 10 of 11 Braves batters. A three-run first inning should not be a death sentence for most pitchers, who typically have plenty of time to work through their problems and often salvage a quality start out of the early carnage. The Nationals, though, can’t…
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