Aug 24, 2010, 10:25 PM EDT
Josh Willingham will have arthroscopic surgery tomorrow to repair the medial meniscus tear in his left knee, a procedure that will keep the Nationals outfielder from playing again this season but should give him plenty of time to recover in advance of 2011. For the complete story, including quotes from Willingham, go to CSNwashington.com.
Aug 24, 2010, 7:35 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Collin Balester’s return from Syracuse may not last long. The Nationals have officially placed Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm flexor strain and recalled reliever Collin Balester from Class AAA Syracuse to take his roster spot for now. The DL move is retroactive…
Aug 24, 2010, 7:28 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER John Lannan faces Carlos Zambrano tonight at Nationals Park. After an unsightly showing last night resulting in a 9-1 beatdown by the Cubs, Jim Riggleman chided his players for what he perceived as a lack of effort and energy. We'll find out this evening whether the Nationals took…
Aug 24, 2010, 2:42 PM EDT
In my analysis of last night's game, I suggested that while the Nationals surely have had worse days in their history, yesterday's events would still probably rank among the bottom five. Of course, that then got me thinking: What are the five worst days in Nats history? I came up with a couple possibilities off…
Aug 24, 2010, 4:10 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez suffered through his worst start of the season. Sign No. 1 it was a bad night: The manager laments the "aura hanging over us." Sign No. 2 it was a bad night: Multiple players use the word "embarrassed." Sign No. 3 it was a bad night:…
Aug 23, 2010, 8:18 PM EDT
Read the full, updated story with quotes on CSNwashington.com. Stephen Strasburg will not make his next scheduled start Thursday and will almost certainly be placed on the disabled list, Nationals manager Jim Riggleman said this afternoon. Strasburg underwent an MRI of his right forearm yesterday, the results of which are still be looked at by…
Aug 23, 2010, 7:35 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats host the Cubs (and their new manager) at Nationals Park. Back home following a tough weekend in Philadelphia, the Nationals now host the Cubs, who had an eventful weekend of their own. Manager Lou Piniella, who previously had announced he would retire at season's end, walked…
Aug 23, 2010, 7:06 PM EDT
The Nationals have signed a two-year player development contract with the Harrisburg Senators, keeping their Class AA affiliate intact through 2012. Members of the organization had shown interest in aligning with the recently relocated Class AA franchise in Richmond but ultimately chose to stay with a Harrisburg franchise that has served as the Nats/Expos’ Class…
Aug 23, 2010, 4:40 PM EDT
While all of NatsTown awaits the results of Stephen Strasburg's forearm MRI, it's worth noting a couple of other pitchers who could be in the running to take his rotation spot: Jordan Zimmermann and Yunesky Maya. Zimmermann has thoroughly dominated the minor leagues in his rehab from Tommy John surgery — 1.59 ERA in 10…
Aug 22, 2010, 11:30 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Scott Olsen allowed four runs in six innings today. PHILADELPHIA — In the wake of a 6-0, rain-delayed loss to the Phillies this afternoon — one of the Nationals' less-enthralling performances of the year — plenty of questions remain. Is Scott Olsen capable of sustaining any momentum, or…
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