Aug 9, 2010, 2:20 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Michael Morse at last has a chance to take advantage of regular playing time. These are officially the dog days of summer now, with the temperature holding steady in the upper 90s and the local ballclub definitively out of time to climb back into contention. It's easy to…
Aug 8, 2010, 4:00 PM EST
Photo courtesy Los Angeles Dodgers The Nats wrap up a three-game series today at Dodger Stadium. When last we saw Jason Marquis, he was suffering through the worst start of his (or most any pitcher's) career. On April 18, the veteran right-hander faced seven Brewers. He didn't retire any of them. This, after struggling big-time…
Aug 7, 2010, 6:42 PM EST
Photo courtesy Los Angeles Dodgers The Nats look to make it two in a row at Dodger Stadium. Quite an impressive showing by the Nationals last night, huh? Adam Dunn continued his torrid power streak at the plate, crushing two homers off a really tough lefty in Clayton Kershaw. Dunn now sits comfortably atop the…
Aug 6, 2010, 7:00 PM EST
Photo courtesy Los Angeles Dodgers Dodger Stadium, a Southern California institution since 1962. We've been talking all week about the changes that are about to come to the Nationals' starting rotation and about the difficult decisions Mike Rizzo, Jim Riggleman and Steve McCatty are going to have to make in the next few days with…
Aug 6, 2010, 6:32 AM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ross Detwiler allowed seven runs (four earned) in four innings. PHOENIX — Among the young players the Nationals need to evaluate over the season's second half, Ross Detwiler ranks near the top of the list. This isn't some stop-gap, rotation fill-in the Nats are sending to the mound…
Aug 6, 2010, 3:47 AM EST
Updated at 1:47 a.m. PHOENIX — The Nationals have placed Nyjer Morgan on the 15-day disabled list with right hip inflammation despite the outfielder's insistence he can continue to play and intend to purchase the contract of veteran outfielder Kevin Mench to take his roster spot. Morgan, who was out of the Nats' lineup for…
Aug 5, 2010, 11:42 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jason Marquis returns to the mound Sunday for the first time since April 18. Updated at 8:08 p.m. PHOENIX — Jason Marquis will come off the disabled list to start Sunday against the Dodgers, the veteran's first appearance since three early-season disastrous starts that resulted in him undergoing…
Aug 5, 2010, 9:47 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats close out this series at Chase Field; don't worry, the roof will be closed. PHOENIX — Hello one final time from Chase Field, where the Nationals and Diamondbacks wrap up their four-game series tonight. It's hotter today than it was any of the previous three days…
Aug 5, 2010, 8:24 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg faces Justin Maxwell in a simulated game this afternoon. Read the full Strasburg story on CSNwashington.com. PHOENIX — Stephen Strasburg is about to start pitching a simulated game at Chase Field. Nice of the Diamondbacks to leave the roof open. The current temperature: 106 degrees. Three…
Aug 5, 2010, 6:35 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals' lease at Space Coast Stadium runs through 2017. PHOENIX — When the Lerner family bought the Nationals in 2006, it inherited the franchise's lease with Brevard County (Fla.), which required the club to hold spring training at Space Coast Stadium in Viera through 2017 or else…
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