Jul 21, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT
Thanks to everyone who watched today's live edition of Beltway Baseball at 1 p.m. Chase Hughes and I discussed plenty of topics, including the upcoming July 31 trade deadline, Chien-Ming Wang's pending arrival in D.C. and Stephen Strasburg's soon-to-be-pending return to Nationals Park. And as always, we answered your questions on the Nats. If you…
Jul 20, 2011, 3:37 PM EDT
US Presswire file photo Livan Hernandez faces Brett Myers in today's series finale at Minute Maid Park. Remember that remarkable run the Nationals went on in early-to-mid June? You know, when they won 12 of 13 games, seemingly all of them by one run? Well, they've fallen back into a more consistent pattern since then.…
Jul 19, 2011, 8:50 PM EDT
US Presswire file photo Jordan Zimmermann faces J.A. Happ tonight at Minute Maid Park. Though his team managed to scrape together five runs last night, Davey Johnson is making one significant tweak to tonight's lineup against the Astros: Danny Espinosa will lead off, with Ian Desmond bumped all the way up to the No. 2…
Jul 19, 2011, 2:03 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Jayson Werth is tagged out by catcher Carlos Corporan in the ninth inning. Three thoughts to share in the wake of the Nationals' 5-2 victory over the Astros last night in Houston… 1. MARQUIS' STOCK GOES UPFrom a competitive standpoint, the Nationals couldn't have gotten a better performance out of Jason Marquis…
Jul 18, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT
US Presswire file photo Minute Maid Park hosts the Nationals for the next three days. After an eventful weekend in Atlanta that featured both positives and negatives, the Nationals continue their road trip in Houston, where the Astros boast the majors' worst record and have lost 16 of 19. Quite simply, this is the kind…
Jul 18, 2011, 2:09 PM EDT
Monday, 8:05 p.m. — RHP Jason Marquis (7-4, 4.05) vs. RHP Jordan Lyles (0-4, 4.60)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 185 Tuesday, 8:05 p.m. — RHP Jordan Zimmermann (6-7, 2.66) vs. LHP J.A. Happ (3-11, 5.76)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 185 Wednesday, 2:05 p.m. — RHP Livan Hernandez (5-9, 4.09)…
Jul 17, 2011, 10:52 PM EDT
Associated Press photo Sean Burnett reacts after giving up a three-run homer in the fifth inning. ATLANTA — Presented an opportunity to take a series from the wild-card-leading Braves and gain a little ground in the standings, the Nationals instead squandered it, losing 9-8 Sunday afternoon when rookie Ryan Mattheus allowed a walk-off single to…
Jul 17, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT
Updated at 5:43 p.m. ATLANTA — Injured utilityman Jerry Hairston will join the Nationals in Houston tonight and be activated off the 15-day disabled list in time for tomorrow's series opener against the Astros, according to a club source. To clear space on the roster for Hairston, the Nationals optioned infielder Brian Bixler to Class…
Jul 17, 2011, 3:01 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats have a chance to win the series this afternoon at Turner Field. ATLANTA — Funny how much can change in only 24 hours. When the Nationals arrived at Turner Field yesterday, they were coming off an ugly loss and wondering whether they really could hang with…
Jul 17, 2011, 4:30 AM EDT
Associated Press photo John Lannan delivered his first two hits of the season during tonight’s win. ATLANTA — Given what transpired here 24 hours earlier, the Nationals easily could have arrived back at Turner Field Saturday night and doubted their ability to play a clean ballgame against one of the NL’s toughest opponents. To a…
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