May 20, 2011, 2:13 AM EST
NEW YORK — Major League Baseball will review a report filed by umpire Phil Cuzzi alleging a verbal altercation with Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo following Thursday's game at Citi Field. An MLB spokesman confirmed newly hired vice president of on-field operations Joe Torre will review the report filed by Cuzzi. The New York Daily…
May 19, 2011, 10:44 PM EST
Associated Press photo Jim Riggleman argues with umpire Phil Cuzzi after a crucial missed call. NEW YORK — Inside an otherwise silent clubhouse a few minutes after Thursday’s 1-0 loss to the Mets — as agonizing a loss as the Nationals have suffered this season — one veteran player yelled out what plenty of his…
May 19, 2011, 2:46 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats need to win today at Citi Field to avoid a two-game sweep. NEW YORK — No rest for the weary. After enduring last night's 3-0 loss, not to mention plenty of rain, the Nationals are back at the ballpark this morning for the finale of this…
May 19, 2011, 4:17 AM EST
Associated Press file photo After an 0-for-4 night, Adam LaRoche is now hitting .177, worst in the NL. NEW YORK — Adam LaRoche has gone through this before. He’s gone through almost every year he’s been in the big leagues. He gets off to an incredibly slow start at the plate, then heats up over…
May 18, 2011, 10:42 PM EST
NEW YORK — A bunch of injury updates to pass along before tonight's game against the Mets (still scheduled to begin on-time at 7:10 p.m.)… Stephen Strasburg was in Washington yesterday for a scheduled check-up with Nationals orthopedist Wiemi Douoguih and will begin throwing off a bullpen mound "any day now," according to general manager…
May 18, 2011, 7:38 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The rain has followed the Nationals from D.C. to Citi Field. NEW YORK — Hey, what do you know? It's raining! Haven't seen much of this lately, have we? The good news is that it appears there's a window of clearing from about 7-9 p.m., enough that they…
May 18, 2011, 7:23 PM EST
Updated at 6:10 p.m. NEW YORK — Don’t hold your breath waiting for Bryce Harper to reach the big leagues this season. According to Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, that’s not a possibility. During both a radio appearance this afternoon and again later during a session with beat reporters, Rizzo made it clear he’s already…
May 18, 2011, 11:00 AM EST
Wednesday, 7:10 p.m.Nationals LHP Tom Gorzelanny (2-2, 3.40)vs. Mets RHP Dillon Gee (2-0, 4.44)TV: MASN2Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AMThursday, 1:10 p.m.Nationals RHP Livan Hernandez (3-5, 3.92)vs. Mets RHP R.A. Dickey (1-5, 5.08)TV: MASN2Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM METS UPDATEAn obviously flawed New York club is trying to hang in there and has won four of…
May 17, 2011, 9:39 PM EST
Harmon Killebrew, the Hall-of-Fame slugger who broke in with the Washington Senators as an 18-year-old prodigy, died today after a battle with esophageal cancer. He was 74. Though Killebrew hit 465 of his 573 career home runs with the Twins and became one of Minnesota's most-famous athletes, he was a Senator first, playing in the…
May 17, 2011, 3:06 PM EST
Today's scheduled game against the Pirates has been postponed due to today's expected heavy rain. No makeup date has been announced, but Pittsburgh returns to town July 1-3. A doubleheader on Saturday, July 2 is a possibility. This is already the fourth Nationals game this season to be postponed due to rain. UPDATE AT 2:25…
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