May 20, 2012, 2:19 AM EST
Associated Press photo Ross Detwiler watches Wilson Betemit score on a second-inning single. Game in a nutshell: What looked like a blowout in the Orioles favor turned into quite a compelling ballgame in the end. Ross Detwiler was blasted for six runs in only five innings, serving up homers to both Adam Jones and Nick…
May 19, 2012, 9:41 PM EST
Chien-Ming Wang will likely pitch out of the Nationals' bullpen once he comes off the disabled list next week, manager Davey Johnson said today. Johnson's decision to use Wang as a reliever comes as a surprise, given the manner in which the Nationals have talked up the veteran right-hander and suggested all along he would…
May 19, 2012, 7:52 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals try to get back on track tonight against the Orioles. After watching his team struggle mightily at the plate the last two nights, Davey Johnson has decided to try something new tonight. His starting lineup features the following: Steve Lombardozzi leading off and playing second base.…
May 19, 2012, 4:45 AM EST
US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman can only watch as Nick Markakis rounds the bases in the 11th. They'd been in this situation plenty of times already this season, locked into a tense, low-scoring affair that would be decided by one big hit. "We've played a million one-run games," Ryan Zimmerman said. "So it's not really…
May 19, 2012, 2:21 AM EST
US Presswire photo Edwin Jackson allowed only one run over eight strong innings. Game in a nutshell: The first matchup between winning ballclubs from Washington and Baltimore in 42 years lived up to the billing, with Edwin Jackson and Jake Arrieta dueling each other on the mound. Jackson gave up one early run, then cruised.…
May 18, 2012, 11:00 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER This year's Battle of the Beltways begins tonight at Nationals Park. Yes, this weekend's series against the Orioles is significant for the Nationals. But it also represents the start of a very significant stretch of games that could go a long toward determining whether this franchise is going…
May 18, 2012, 9:25 PM EST
Left fielder Michael Morse is expected to report to extended spring training in Viera, Fla., on Monday, moving one step closer to a return to the Nationals lineup. Morse, out since March with a torn right lat muscle, took swings off a tee today for the first time since he was shut down from all…
May 18, 2012, 2:46 PM EST
There's a bit of a misnomer circulating around the region that this weekend's Battle of the Beltways marks the first time winning baseball teams from Washington and Baltimore have ever faced each other. Not true. On April 16, 1970, the 4-3 Washington Senators traveled up the road to Memorial Stadium and beat the 5-2 Baltimore…
May 18, 2012, 2:20 PM EST
The Nationals’ April 22 rainout against the Marlins will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Friday, Aug. 3, the club announced this morning. First pitch for the first game of the twinbill will be at 4:05 p.m. The second game will begin at approximately 7:05 p.m., depending on how long the…
May 18, 2012, 4:15 AM EST
US Presswire photo Jose Tabata takes out Danny Espinosa at second base during the seventh inning. Something about the Nationals Thursday night looked, well, uncomfortable. Whether it was Jordan Zimmermann struggling to establish a rhythm on the mound or locate his fastball, or whether it was a lineup full of hitters who were hogtied by…
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