Oct 15, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT
Photo courtesy Texas Rangers Rangers Ballpark in Arlington hosts its first ALCS beginning tonight. For all the attention lavished upon CC Sabathia (and deservedly so) let's not forget the left-hander who will be taking the mound tonight for the Rangers. C.J. Wilson is quite deserving of attention himself, having transformed himself from a middle reliever…
Oct 15, 2010, 2:36 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Roy Halladay starts Game 1 of the NLCS for the Phillies tomorrow night. It's hard to imagine the next round of the postseason matching the previous one for sheer drama. In the four Division Series alone, we saw a no-hitter, a 14-strikeout game, two Cliff Lee starts…
Oct 14, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT
Photo courtesy Bill Scheuerman Bryce Harper will continue to learn how to play right field while at the Arizona Fall League. The news yesterday of Bryce Harper's imminent assignment to the Arizona Fall League surely had many of you wondering if this is a sign the No. 1 draft pick's path to the majors might…
Oct 13, 2010, 6:06 PM EDT
Read the updated story with quotes from Mike Rizzo on CSNwashington.com Bryce Harper will celebrate his 18th birthday Saturday at home in Las Vegas. Then he’ll make the short trip to Scottsdale, Ariz., and immediately start facing the toughest competition of his brief baseball career. The Washington Nationals have added the No. 1 draft pick…
Oct 13, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Derek Norris homered and drew two walks in his Arizona Fall League debut. Some Wednesday morning thoughts as you try not to think about the fact former Expos GM Omar Minaya once traded Cliff Lee, Brandon Phillips and Grady Sizemore to the Indians for Bartolo Colon… If…
Oct 12, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT
Photo courtesy Tampa Bay Rays Tropicana Field hosts a rare do-or-die postseason game tonight. We tend to think of these all-or-nothing, winner-goes-on, loser-goes home postseason games as commonplace. But really, they don't happen all that often. In fact, tonight's decisive game in St. Petersburg is only the fifth such showdown (Game 5 in a five-game…
Oct 12, 2010, 1:36 PM EDT
Photo courtesy Bill Scheuerman Second-round draft pick Sammy Solis is pitching in the Arizona Fall League. The Arizona Fall League gets underway today, with seven players out of the Nationals' farm system participating but not the one many hoped to see out in the desert. Bryce Harper, the No. 1 overall pick in this summer's…
Oct 11, 2010, 10:30 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Derek Lowe faces Madison Bumgarner and tries to keep the Braves' season alive. Let's answer everyone's biggest question first: No, Brooks Conrad is not in the Braves' lineup tonight. And really, after last night's three-error performance, how could Bobby Cox put Conrad back out there? So Omar…
Oct 11, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats hope Ryan Zimmerman has more defensive help in 2011. Saw "The Social Network" over the weekend, and I thought it was very well done. Though I have to say there were several inaccuracies in the story. I didn't go to Harvard. I've never been sued by…
Oct 10, 2010, 11:30 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Great American Ball Park hosts its first-ever postseason game tonight. The postseason hasn't been in Cincinnati since 1995, back when the Reds still played at Riverfront Stadium, Barry Larkin was the starting shortstop and Jim Bowden was the GM. Yeah, it's been a while. And the return…
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