May 1, 2011, 4:44 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann faces Matt Cain this afternoon at Nationals Park. One day after becoming the first team in the live-ball era to draw nine walks and get hit by three pitches yet only score one run, the Nationals are going with a little different look at the…
May 1, 2011, 1:45 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Ian Desmond reached second on an error and scored the Nats’ only run today. The gut punch came 75 minutes before first pitch at Nationals Park, when the home clubhouse doors closed for a brief meeting in which the entire team was informed Ryan Zimmerman will have surgery Tuesday to repair a…
Apr 30, 2011, 7:21 PM EDT
Updated at 3:48 p.m. Ryan Zimmerman will have surgery Tuesday to repair a torn abdominal muscle, a procedure that will keep the Nationals third baseman out approximately six more weeks. Zimmerman, who has been on the disabled list for three weeks since aggravating the injury while sliding headfirst into second base, was not making progress…
Apr 30, 2011, 4:47 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER John Lannan faces Jonathan Sanchez in a rare 4:05 p.m. game at Nationals Park. After Jason Marquis' shutout gem last night, what does John Lannan have in store for the Giants today? The left-hander hasn't been spectacular so far this season, but he hasn't been poor, either. Kind…
Apr 30, 2011, 3:59 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Jason Marquis was brilliant in out-dueling Tim Lincecum tonight. Is it safe to say Jason Marquis has officially put his disastrous 2010 behind him? The right-hander certainly has done everything in his power to reverse the trend so far this year, capped tonight by a brilliant, 3-0 shutout of the Giants and…
Apr 30, 2011, 12:06 AM EDT
The Nationals haven’t exactly been coming through in pinch-hitting situations this season. In fact, they entered tonight’s game with only one hit in 15 pinch-hit at-bats this season. That stat, though, doesn’t entirely reflect the performance of the Nats’ bench so far. Read Rich Dubroff’s story on CSNwashington.com.
Apr 29, 2011, 7:31 PM EDT
File photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals will have their hands full tonight with Tim Lincecum and the Giants. A struggling lineup without its best hitter facing the defending World Series champions and their ace right-hander? Sounds like a recipe for disaster, right? Well, maybe not. Yes, the Nationals are going up…
Apr 29, 2011, 2:57 PM EDT
Friday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Tim Lincecum (2-2, 2.70) vs. RHP Jason Marquis (2-0, 3.55)TV: MASN Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM Saturday, 4:05 p.m. — LHP Jonathan Sanchez (2-1, 3.21) vs. LHP John Lannan (2-2, 4.05)TV: MASN Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM Sunday, 1:35 p.m. — RHP Matt Cain (2-1, 3.34) vs. RHP Jordan Zimmermann (1-4, 4.55)TV: MASN…
Apr 29, 2011, 4:08 AM EDT
Getty Images Ian Desmond is congratulated after homering in the fifth inning. Ian Desmond and Livan Hernandez are, in many ways, polar opposites on the baseball diamond. Desmond is all energy, a second-year shortstop who acknowledges he’s likely to vacillate between highs and lows over the course of a season, or even a game. Hernandez…
Apr 28, 2011, 10:05 PM EDT
Shortstop Ian Desmond came off the paternity leave list today, rejoining the Nationals after missing two days for the birth of his first child. Desmond left the club Tuesday morning and made it to Sarasota, Fla., in time for wife Chelsey to deliver 6-pound, 11-ounce son Grayson that afternoon. He remained there yesterday before flying…
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