Apr 5, 2011, 10:27 PM EST
MIAMI — Ian Desmond is out of the Nationals’ lineup tonight, not so much because of his 0-for-13 start to the season but because manager Jim Riggleman wanted to make sure some of his reserves didn’t go ice cold sitting on the bench. When Desmond returns to the lineup tomorrow, though, he won’t be back…
Apr 5, 2011, 7:34 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The sun is out right now, but it was pouring earlier, and it may rain again tonight. MIAMI — This is the Marlins' final season at Sun Life Stadium, which has had about 13 different names over the years. And let me tell you, they can't move out…
Apr 5, 2011, 10:00 AM EST
Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. — RHP Jason Marquis (2-9, 6.60 in 2010) vs. RHP Anibal Sanchez (13-12, 3.55 in 2010).TV: MASN Radio: WHFS (1580 AM) Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. –- RHP Livan Hernandez (0-1, 2.84) vs. RHP Chris Volstad (12-9, 4.58 in 2010).TV: MASN Radio: WHFS (1580 AM) Thursday, 7:10 p.m. –- LHP John Lannan (1-0, 1.80)…
Apr 4, 2011, 11:00 PM EST
In the latest installment of "Beltway Baseball," CSNwashington.com producer Chase Hughes and I talk about Ian Desmond's struggles at the top of the lineup, Jayson Werth's hot start, the pressure on Adam LaRoche and Michael Morse to produce and the rotation's strong performance so far. And in Part 2 below, we shift the discussion to…
Apr 4, 2011, 2:02 PM EST
US Presswire photo Jordan Zimmermann pitched well yesterday but was pulled after six innings. There are a handful of things the Nationals could point to as potential problem areas following their first series of the year. The lineup has produced a total of eight runs in three games and is a collective 3-for-25 with runners…
Apr 3, 2011, 10:27 PM EST
US Presswire photo Danny Espinosa had a rough day in the field, but he wasn’t alone. The Nationals have lost plenty of games like this over the years, lopsided defeats that really turn ugly late and leave fans either booing or streaming for the exits. It would be easy to look at today’s 11-2 thrashing…
Apr 3, 2011, 3:20 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann face Tim Hudson in the rubber match of this series. Few pitchers in baseball have owned the Nationals over the years like Tim Hudson, who enters today's game with a 10-2 record and 1.91 ERA in 18 career starts against this franchise. There's something about the…
Apr 2, 2011, 11:58 PM EST
Associated Press photo Rick Ankiel drops a perfect squeeze bunt in the seventh inning. Maybe it’s a good thing the Nationals don’t have that silver Elvis wig lying around the clubhouse anymore, the one that would always go to whomever was deemed player of the game after a win last season. They would have had…
Apr 2, 2011, 5:24 PM EST
The Nationals, as has been expected since the end of last season, are transitioning Wilson Ramos into a starting role behind the plate. Ramos is starting today against the Braves, and manager Jim Riggleman said the rookie will share the job with Ivan Rodriguez 50-50 for the immediate future, with neither designated as the No.…
Apr 2, 2011, 2:18 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER John Lannan faces Tommy Hanson today at Nationals Park. Though Jim Riggleman insisted all spring Ivan Rodriguez would be his Opening Day catcher, the Nationals manager never said Pudge would be his everyday catcher. There has been an understanding all along that Wilson Ramos would be getting a…
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