Apr 14, 2011, 2:24 PM EST
US Presswire photo Jordan Zimmermann faces a stiff challenge tonight against Cliff Lee and the Phillies. If the Nationals are ever going to "close the gap" (as Jim Riggleman has been saying recently) on the Phillies in the NL East, they're going to have to be able to beat one or two of the elite…
Apr 13, 2011, 7:07 PM EST
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats try to take out Roy Halladay and the Phillies tonight. The Nationals are riding a nice little wave of momentum right now, having won two straight and four of five, capped by last night's 7-4 triumph over the Phillies. Momentum, however, is only as good…
Apr 13, 2011, 5:49 PM EST
In this week’s episode of Beltway Baseball, CSNwashington.com producer Chase Hughes and I discuss the effect Ryan Zimmerman’s abdominal strain could have on the Nationals’ lineup, the effect Adam LaRoche’s shoulder injury could have on opposing teams’ baserunners and the effect Tyler Clippard, Drew Storen and Sean Burnett’s heavy workload could have on the Nats’…
Apr 13, 2011, 2:58 PM EST
Photo by Bob Youngentob / CSNwashington.com Livan Hernandez authored another quality start and dropped a squeeze bunt. Jayson Werth got the lion's share of the attention last night, and deservedly so. He put together a fantastic performance in his first game against the Phillies, and more importantly led the Nationals to a 7-4 victory. There…
Apr 13, 2011, 4:00 AM EST
Associated Press photo Jayson Werth homered and doubled in his first game against his former team. The Nationals signed Jayson Werth over the winter and asked the $126 million right fielder not to carry this team on his shoulders but to share the load with the franchise’s other core players, most notably Ryan Zimmerman. Well,…
Apr 12, 2011, 10:38 PM EST
Their No. 3 hitter was placed on the disabled list with an abdominal strain that will keep him out at least 15 days, quite possibly more. Their No. 4 hitter was held out of the lineup with a mild groin strain, despite his insistence he could play. And their No. 5 hitter was a mid-afternoon…
Apr 12, 2011, 8:27 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER If the rain holds off, Livan Hernandez will face Joe Blanton tonight at Nationals Park. When you're going up against the four-time defending NL East champions, you'd like to have your best lineup available. Unfortunately, that's not going to be the case for the Nationals tonight. Not only…
Apr 12, 2011, 5:10 PM EST
The Nationals are recalling Jesus Flores from Class AAA Syracuse to take Ryan Zimmerman's roster spot, a surprising move that will give Washington three catchers but does add a right-handed bat to manager Jim Riggleman's bench. Flores was informed of his promotion after Syracuse's game Monday night at Lehigh Valley, a source familiar with the…
Apr 12, 2011, 12:54 PM EST
Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Joe Blanton (0-0, 14.54) vs. RHP Livan Hernandez (0-1, 4.76).TV: MASN2 Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Roy Halladay (1-0, 0.69) vs. LHP John Lannan (1-0, 3.60).TV: MASN2 Radio: WHFS-1580 AM Thursday, 7:05 p.m. — LHP Cliff Lee (1-1, 7.84) vs. RHP Jordan Zimmermann (1-1, 3.18).TV:…
Apr 11, 2011, 7:12 PM EST
The Nationals will place Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list tomorrow with a strained abdominal muscle, a club source confirmed. Zimmerman sat out yesterday’s game in New York after aggravating the injury sliding into second base the previous night. He hoped rest and treatment would alleviate the strain enough to allow him to return…
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