Sep 4, 2010, 7:35 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER John Lannan faces Paul Maholm in an all-lefty matchup tonight at PNC Park. PITTSBURGH — Hello once again from beautiful PNC Park, which despite the wretchedness of its regular tenants continues to stand out as the best ballpark in the majors. (Full disclosure: I was born here and…
Sep 4, 2010, 11:00 AM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Joel Hanrahan blew away Ryan Zimmerman to earn his third save for the Pirates. PITTSBURGH — There was a time when the last thing Joel Hanrahan wanted was to be handed the ball for the ninth inning with his team leading by three or fewer runs. May 2009,…
Sep 4, 2010, 3:30 AM EST
PITTSBURGH — It's one thing to hit your first career home run in your first career start. It's quite another to hit that home run to the opposite field, then follow it up with an opposite-field, RBI double from the other side of the plate three innings later. Suffice it to say, Danny Espinosa will…
Sep 3, 2010, 9:48 PM EST
PITTSBURGH — Stephen Strasburg had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow today in Los Angeles, and according to Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo the rookie pitcher came out of the procedure “with flying colors.” “It went smooth and uneventful,” Rizzo said before the Nats’ game against the Pirates. Orthopedist Lewis Yocum performed the ligament…
Sep 3, 2010, 7:19 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The depleted Nats face the Pirates tonight at PNC Park. PITTSBURGH — It would appear Nyjer Morgan has appealed his latest suspension, because he's leading off tonight against the Pirates. Morgan, who was suspended eight games today by Major League Baseball for a series of events in the…
Sep 3, 2010, 5:09 PM EST
Read the full, updated story with quotes from Morgan, Riggleman and Rizzo on CSNwashington.com. PITTSBURGH — Nyjer Morgan has been suspended eight games by Major League Baseball for a series of actions over the last week. Additionally, manager Jim Riggleman has been suspended two games, third base coach Pat Listach has been suspended two games…
Sep 3, 2010, 11:00 AM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Danny Espinosa went 1-for-2 in his big-league debut Wednesday night. Yet another aspect of Wednesday night's game in Miami that got lost amid the flying bodies was Danny Espinosa's successful major-league debut. The 23-year-old infielder entered in the fifth inning, with the Nationals already trailing by double digits,…
Sep 2, 2010, 6:15 PM EST
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Scott Olsen is 1-6 with an 8.72 ERA since coming off the DL. There have been plenty of highlights of last night's game on television today, and not only from the usual suspects. Even The Today Show had a clip of Nyjer Morgan charging Chris Volstad. When's…
Sep 2, 2010, 6:30 AM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nyjer Morgan gestures toward fans after getting ejected. MIAMI — Perhaps the saddest part of tonight's events at Sun Life Stadium is that everyone could see it coming from miles away. The moment last week he was suspended seven games by Major League Baseball for throwing a ball…
Sep 2, 2010, 3:59 AM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Benches and bullpens emptied after Chris Volstad threw behind Nyjer Morgan. MIAMI — There was obviously plenty of reaction from the Nationals clubhouse after tonight's bench-clearing brawl. I'll present a full account with my thoughts in a little bit, but there's so much material that probably won't make…
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