Jun 7, 2011, 1:00 AM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Sparkling AT&T Park hosts the Nationals for a three-game series beginning tonight. As team executives huddled up in their draft war room in Washington tonight, the Nationals themselves are 3,000 miles away, ready to open a three-game series with the Giants in San Francisco. The challenge in…
Jun 7, 2011, 12:22 AM EDT
Updated at 11:09 p.m. At the mercy of five other clubs lined up in front of them after holding the No. 1 pick in each of the last two drafts, the Nationals tonight may have managed to get the best player of the entire class anyways. Washington selected Anthony Rendon with the sixth overall pick,…
Jun 6, 2011, 10:12 PM EDT
It's just about that time. The MLB Draft begins at 7 p.m. Eastern, and though the Nationals don't own the No. 1 pick as they did the last two years, they'll certainly be paying close attention to what players are selected 1 through 5 and who remains available when their No. 6 pick comes up.…
Jun 6, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT
Monday, 10:15 p.m. — LHP John Lannan (3-5, 4.05) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (5-4, 2.59)TV: MASN2 Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Tuesday, 10:15 p.m. — RHP Jordan Zimmermann (3-6, 3.61) vs. LHP Jonathan Sanchez (4-3, 3.50)TV: MASN2 Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Wednesday, 3:45 p.m. — RHP Yunesky Maya (0-1, 8.00) vs. RHP Matt Cain…
Jun 6, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT
On draft day 2009, Mike Rizzo was able to rest comfortably, knowing Stephen Strasburg was his (and no one else’s) to select. On draft day 2010, Rizzo was again able to rest comfortably, knowing Bryce Harper was his (and no one else’s) to select. Well, draft day 2011 has arrived, but there will be no…
Jun 6, 2011, 5:14 AM EDT
Ryan Zimmerman and Bryce Harper hit back-to-back in Hagerstown’s lineup Sunday, a first glimpse at what could become a daily occurrence in Washington at some point. Unfortunately, a crowd of 4,000 didn’t get to see much of the pairing. Harper had to depart after taking a fastball off his lower right leg in the bottom…
Jun 6, 2011, 2:30 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Michael Morse is congratulated after hitting a grand slam in the top of the 11th. PHOENIX — Five batters hit by pitch. Two pitchers and two managers ejected. A rookie catcher purposely taking his time around the bases on a home run to rub it into the opposing dugout. A titanic collapse…
Jun 5, 2011, 5:41 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The roof at Chase Field was open this morning but will be closed for the game. PHOENIX — Shut out the last two nights, the Nationals return to Chase Field this afternoon trying to salvage a series split with the Diamondbacks. For their sake, at least they get…
Jun 5, 2011, 4:51 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Ian Desmond was safe at third in the first inning but couldn’t score. PHOENIX — There has been no more productive hitter in baseball the last month than Michael Morse, whose .405 average since May 1 leads all major leaguers. But even Morse would be the first to admit he’s no Ryan…
Jun 4, 2011, 9:16 PM EDT
Updated at 6:40 p.m. PHOENIX — The Nationals have placed struggling left-hander Doug Slaten on the 15-day disabled list with irritation of the ulnar nerve in his throwing elbow and recalled right-hander Craig Stammen from Class AAA Syracuse to take his roster spot. After watching Slaten allow a three-run triple to Stephen Drew in the…
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