Apr 28, 2011, 4:52 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Sean Burnett couldn’t make a clean play on Willie Harris’ ninth-inning bunt. Jim Riggleman wandered into the Nationals’ clubhouse about 15 minutes after his team had completed a demoralizing, 6-3 loss to the Mets Wednesday night and saw at least a half-dozen players sitting at their lockers, heads down or staring off…
Apr 27, 2011, 9:25 PM EDT
Nationals right-hander Livan Hernandez is reportedly the subject of a federal investigation involving money laundering for Angel Ayala Vazquez, a convicted drug trafficker in Puerto Rico. According to a report on Puerto Rican news site El Vocero, Hernandez is one of several celebrities being investigated and could face charges of money laundering and bank fraud.…
Apr 27, 2011, 9:03 PM EDT
The Nationals have placed reliever Chad Gaudin on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation and activated fellow reliever Henry Rodriguez off the DL to take his roster spot. Gaudin had been experiencing some shoulder discomfort in recent days, particularly since getting struck by a line drive. He last pitched Monday night in Pittsburgh,…
Apr 27, 2011, 7:43 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Losers in five of their last six games, the Nats try to get back on track tonight. The Nationals' upcoming schedule isn't very kind. They've got four games this weekend against the World Series champion Giants (with Tim Lincecum slated to pitch Friday's opener). Then a nine-game road…
Apr 27, 2011, 5:12 PM EDT
Thanks to everyone who watched today’s live edition of Beltway Baseball, and thanks to everyone who submitted questions for me and CSNwashington.com producer Chase Hughes. If you missed the show, here’s the recorded version for your viewing pleasure.
Apr 27, 2011, 4:15 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Doug Slaten allowed the tie-breaking double in tonight’s 6-4 loss to the Mets. Relief pitchers already have precious little margin for error when they enter a game. That margin shrinks to microscopic levels for left-handed specialists, who get to face only one batter on any given night, typically with the entire game…
Apr 26, 2011, 11:58 PM EDT
Chase Hughes and I will have another live edition of Beltway Baseball tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. on CSNwashington.com (also live-streamed here on NatsInsider.com). And this week we’ve got a new twist: We’ll be answering a few questions from all of you. If you’ve got a topic or a specific question you’d like us to address,…
Apr 26, 2011, 11:16 PM EDT
Ryan Zimmerman took a step Tuesday toward his eventual return from an abdominal strain, but the Nationals third baseman is still going to need some more time before he’s activated off the disabled list. Zimmerman performed some light baseball activities Tuesday afternoon for the first time since going on the 15-day DL April 9. Standing…
Apr 26, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER After a rainy road trip, the Nats are back home tonight to face the Mets. The Nationals open a seven-game homestand tonight, still reeling somewhat from their disappointing 2-4 trip to St. Louis and Pittsburgh and in need of a bounce-back victory tonight. Under normal circumstances, a home…
Apr 26, 2011, 7:18 PM EDT
Updated at 6:29 p.m. The Nationals have placed shortstop Ian Desmond on the newly created paternity leave list and recalled outfielder Roger Bernadina from Class AAA Syracuse to temporarily take his roster spot. Desmond's wife, Chelsey, had been due to give birth to the couple's first child in Sarasota, Fla., and the Nationals had been…
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