Jun 11, 2010, 8:30 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians. CLEVELAND — Despite what the merchandise stand here suggests — if you haven't seen it, check out the previous post — this isn't only a weekend Strasburg-fest. The Nationals and Indians do play a pair of games the next two nights…
Jun 11, 2010, 3:10 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The merchandise stand … in Cleveland, not Washington. CLEVELAND — Hello from the shores of Lake Erie, where there's plenty of sports talk going on these days. LeBron James' pending departure. Tom Izzo's potential arrival. Ohio State's projected new rivals in the Big Ten (which currently has 11…
Jun 10, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats look for a three-game sweep of the Pirates tonight. Trivia time: Can you name the last time the 2010 Nationals swept a series? Answer: It hasn't happened. Sure enough, the Nats haven't swept a full series from another team since taking four in a row in…
Jun 10, 2010, 4:50 PM EDT
Sorry for the delay in getting this all together. I meant to offer this up sooner, but obviously there were a few things taking place on the actual major-league field the last couple days that superseded what took place in the draft war room. Which isn't to diminish what Kris Kline, Roy Clark and an…
Jun 10, 2010, 4:04 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Matt Capps has participated in this scene 20 times already this season. It's easy to forget this right now, because he's been one of the best closers in baseball the last two months, but Matt Capps was dumped by the Pirates in December. Thrown out with the trash.…
Jun 10, 2010, 12:01 AM EDT
The glow of Stephen Strasburg’s spectacular debut Tuesday night still hasn’t worn off, and a buzz is certain to remain around his every move from now on. So what’s up next for the phenom? Tomorrow night, he’s scheduled to present the Top Ten list on Letterman. Sunday afternoon, he’ll face the Indians in Cleveland (where…
Jun 9, 2010, 10:15 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER With some rain and no Strasburg, tonight's game probably won't draw a full house. Hello once again from Nationals Park, where there are only about one-tenth as many media members and will probably be half as many fans as there were here 24 hours ago. Apparently, everyone isn't…
Jun 9, 2010, 4:47 PM EDT
There are going to no shortage of ways everyone will look back at last night's festivities as a watershed moment in Nationals history, but here's perhaps the best evidence of how significant it was… MASN broke its all-time record rating for a Nats game. Actually, that's not true. MASN absolutely obliterated its all-time record rating…
Jun 9, 2010, 4:25 AM EDT
Photo by Rachel Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg was everything the Nats thought he could be … and then some. There was no way Stephen Strasburg could live up to the hype, just no way. So much attention had been thrust upon the 21-year-old's broad shoulders, so much expectation that was beyond the bounds…
Jun 9, 2010, 3:40 AM EDT
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FINAL NL EAST STANDINGS
NL POSTSEASON SCHEDULE
WED: Giants at Pirates, 8:07 p.m. (ESPN)
FRI: Game 1, Pirates at Nats, 12:07 p.m.,
OR Giants at Nats, 3:07 p.m. (FS1)
SAT: Game 2, PIT/SF at Nats, 5:37 p.m. (FS1)
MON: Game 3, Nats at PIT/SF, TBA (MLBN)
OCT. 7: Game 4, Nats at PIT/SF, TBA (FS1)*
OCT. 9: Game 5, PIT/SF at Nats, TBA (FS1)*
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MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.
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