Sep 25, 2010, 4:21 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Adam Dunn clubbed two homers and drove in five runs tonight. The chant started in the upper deck, behind the plate, right after Adam Dunn mashed his first home run of the night. By the time he crossed the plate again one inning later with his second blast…
Sep 24, 2010, 10:39 PM EDT
Few people in baseball have as much first-hand experience working alongside Stan Kasten as Bobby Cox. So when the soon-to-be-retired Braves manager says his former boss would make a good commissioner of baseball, the sentiment carries some weight. “He’s qualified to do that job, absolutely,” Cox said this afternoon before his Braves faced the Nationals…
Sep 24, 2010, 7:40 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals shoot for their first four-game winning streak of the season tonight. The Nationals somehow managed to win yesterday's game against the Astros in convincing fashion despite having neither Ryan Zimmerman nor Adam Dunn in their lineup. They'll get Dunn back tonight, his elbow and hamstring having…
Sep 24, 2010, 3:09 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Michael Morse has taken advantage of his increased playing time. With all the attention on Stan Kasten's resignation announcement yesterday, plenty of other stuff fell through the cracks. So let's pick them up and run through some of the leftovers we didn't get to yesterday… MICHAEL MORSE KEEPS…
Sep 24, 2010, 1:25 AM EDT
Word of Stan Kasten's resignation as team president began circulating around Nationals Park at 1:30 this afternoon. Players who were heading out to the field for batting practice were summoned back to the clubhouse for an impromptu team meeting. Reaction was swift and generally featured some element of surprise. In hindsight, though, there really was…
Sep 23, 2010, 5:40 PM EDT
Read the full story on CSNwashington.com. Stan Kasten will resign as president of the Nationals at the end of the season, ending a tenure that began when the Lerner family took ownership of the franchise in 2006. Kasten informed players of his pending departure during a pregame meeting in the Nationals Park clubhouse. More to…
Sep 23, 2010, 4:53 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ross Detwiler gets a chance to start today at Nationals Park. Updated with Zimmerman scratched from lineup When Adam Dunn got hit with a pitch right above his right elbow last night, he described the feeling as "the worst pain I've ever had in baseball." Dunn, though, expressed…
Sep 23, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT
The best part of this whole endeavor has been the opportunity to interact with all of you, to gauge your thoughts on the Nationals, on baseball in general, on this website. I’ve had far more interaction with readers this season than I ever did working at newspapers, which has made the experience all the more…
Sep 23, 2010, 4:30 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Danny Espinosa snapped out of a 5-for-51 slump with a triple and go-ahead homer. As the outs piled up and the first slump of his big-league career moved into full swing, Danny Espinosa could have started panicking. He could have worried about getting benched. He could have started…
Sep 22, 2010, 10:08 PM EDT
Last night's ninth inning — in which Jim Riggleman pulled Drew Storen with two outs in the ninth and the Nationals leading by four runs — produced plenty of armchair managing from media members and fans alike. Thanks to all of you who commented in the earlier thread; there were some fantastic points made on…
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