May 30, 2012, 7:34 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER It was pouring inside Marlins Park this afternoon. MIAMI — It's been eight months since Chien-Ming Wang last started a game for the Nationals, a 4-3 victory over the Braves in which the veteran right-hander allowed just one run over six innings. The Nats re-signed Wang for $4…
May 30, 2012, 3:00 PM EST
Associated Press photo The supremely proud Solano family: Myriam, Donovan, Jhonatan and Luis. MIAMI — Imagine the thoughts racing through Jhonatan Solano's mind as he stepped to the plate last night. Twenty-four hours prior, he learned he was being called up by the Nationals, who were playing in Miami, where his brother Donovan happened to…
May 30, 2012, 4:05 AM EST
Associated Press photo Bryce Harper reacts to striking out with the bases loaded in the eighth. MIAMI — Among the many impressive traits Bryce Harper has shown during his first month in the big leagues has been an aversion to chasing pitches out of the strike zone, especially in big spots during ballgames. Where some…
May 30, 2012, 1:58 AM EST
US Presswire photo Edwin Jackson allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings. Game in a nutshell: In their attempt to deal Anibal Sanchez a loss for the first time in 19 career starts against them, the Nationals came up short once again. They did lead 1-0 in the sixth behind Corey Brown's perfectly executed suicide…
May 29, 2012, 10:38 PM EST
US Presswire photo Chad Tracy leads the major leagues with nine pinch-hit RBI. MIAMI — They've already lost, at various points this season, their starting catcher, first baseman, third baseman, left fielder, right fielder, fifth starter, closer, backup closer, backup catcher, third-string catcher and utilityman. Now the Nationals can add their top pinch-hitter to their…
May 29, 2012, 7:34 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Edwin Jackson faces Anibal Sanchez tonight at Marlins Park. MIAMI — Over the last seven seasons, the Nationals have had 18 chances to beat Anibal Sanchez. And they're 0-for-18 against the Marlins right-hander. Perhaps the 19th time will be the charm. Sanchez (7-0, 2.10 ERA in those 18…
May 29, 2012, 2:17 PM EST
US Presswire photo Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman each have been swinging a hot bat. MIAMI — Don't look now, but the Nationals are actually scoring runs in bunches. A lineup that not long ago featured more black holes than a Carl Sagan novel is starting to produce in a manner more befitting a first-place…
May 28, 2012, 10:42 PM EST
US Presswire photo Jordan Zimmermann gave up four runs, three in the bottom of the sixth. MIAMI — He threw 98 pitches for the afternoon, most of them quality pitches that held the Marlins' potent lineup in check. Jordan Zimmermann, though, couldn't get past those two wayward sliders he served up on a tee to…
May 28, 2012, 9:17 PM EST
MIAMI — Desperately in need of another healthy catcher, the Nationals optioned outfielder/first baseman Tyler Moore to Class AAA Syracuse following today's game and made plans to get Jhonatan Solano to Miami in time for tomorrow night's game against the Marlins. Though they played today with only one healthy catcher in Carlos Maldonado, and though…
May 28, 2012, 8:01 PM EST
US Presswire photo Giancarlo Stanton's two-run homer off Jordan Zimmermann tied the game in the sixth. Game in a nutshell: Running on fumes after an early-morning flight from Atlanta to Miami, the Nationals came out of the gates strong, taking an early 3-1 lead behind a two-run double from Ryan Zimmerman and the first career…
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