Jun 13, 2011, 6:40 PM EDT
Four weeks from today, the baseball world will converge in Phoenix, site of this year's All-Star Game. Rosters for both the NL and AL will be announced in less than three weeks. You all know the rules: At least one player from every team must be included. And in the case of the Nationals, there's…
Jun 13, 2011, 12:55 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Jerry Hairston and others filled in admirably while Ryan Zimmerman was on the DL. Mike Rizzo stood in the home dugout at Nationals Park on the morning of April 30, having just announced Ryan Zimmerman would be having surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle, trying to maintain a positive outlook despite…
Jun 12, 2011, 5:31 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats try to win this series from the Padres at Petco Park. Two amazing things to consider about the Nationals right now: 1) Their last three wins (and five of their last eight wins) have all been by a score of 2-1, and 2) Ten games…
Jun 11, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER John Lannan faces Clayton Richard tonight at Petco Park. What do you do when you're facing a left-handed starter and have no traditional, right-handed leadoff option on your side? You do what Jim Riggleman is doing tonight with the Nationals' lineup against Clayton Richard: Jayson Werth leads…
Jun 10, 2011, 11:30 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jason Marquis faces Mat Latos tonight at Petco Park. News flash: Stephen Strasburg was throwing off a mound at Petco Park earlier today, wearing a full Nationals uniform. Reality: The San Diego native merely took this opportunity to go home for a few days and throw a…
Jun 10, 2011, 8:33 PM EDT
Updated at 5:25 p.m. The Nationals have purchased the contract of Ryan Mattheus from Class AAA Syracuse and have placed fellow reliever Cole Kimball on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. It's unclear how severe Kimball's injury is or when it occurred, but the rookie right-hander entered with the bases loaded in the…
Jun 10, 2011, 2:19 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Struggling left-hander Sean Burnett's ERA is up to 5.96. The Nationals' formula for success this season has been simple: 1) Get good pitching. 2) Play good defense. 3) Get a couple of timely hits. Impressively, they've managed to accomplish Parts 1 and 2 with a level of consistency few could have predicted…
Jun 9, 2011, 10:30 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Petco Park in San Diego hosts the Nationals for a four-game series. The Nationals open a four-game series against the Padres tonight, and there's good news on the injury front: Both Danny Espinosa and Jayson Werth are back in the lineup. Espinosa took a pitch off his…
Jun 9, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT
It was quite an eventful week in NatsTown, what with the draft, some wild games on the West Coast, Ryan Zimmerman's rehab and Bryce Harper's kissy face. Chase Hughes and I discussed all that and more during another live episode of Beltway Baseball today at 2 p.m. And, as always, we answered several of your…
Jun 9, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT
Thursday, 10:05 p.m. — RHP Livan Hernandez (3-7, 3.76) vs. RHP Aaron Harang (6-2, 3.77)TV: MASN Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Friday, 10:05 p.m. — RHP Jason Marquis (6-2, 3.84) vs. RHP Mat Latos (4-6, 3.94)TV: MASN2 Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Saturday, 8:35 p.m. — LHP John Lannan (3-5, 3.79) vs. LHP Clayton Richard…
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