Jun 30, 2010, 7:23 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER J.D. Martin has a chance to pitch the Nationals to a series victory tonight at Turner Field. ATLANTA — Here's something to brighten your spirits: By the end of the evening, the Nationals could have taken a series from the NL East-leading Braves. It would require a victory…
Jun 30, 2010, 7:08 PM EDT
Here is this week's minor-league report, compiled by Bill Gluvna of the Nationals' PR department… This Week's Top HeadlineHEY NOW, YOU'RE AN ALL-STAR!: The Harrisburg Senators, in conjunction with the Double-A Eastern League, yesterday announced the rosters for the 2010 Eastern League All-Star Game being played on Wednesday, July 14 at Metro Bank Park in…
Jun 30, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Alberto Gonzalez has filled in admirably around the infield when called upon. ATLANTA — Alberto Gonzalez, being a native Venezuelan who struggles with English and being a rarely used backup infielder for the Nationals, doesn't often get interviewed. I think I've talked to him twice this year, one…
Jun 30, 2010, 3:50 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Adam Dunn congratulates Alberto Gonzalez upon scoring in the fifth. ATLANTA — Could you see it, feel it, hear it, the moment Tyler Clippard struck out Yunel Escobar to end tonight's game? Yes, that was a tangible sigh of relief emanating from the Nationals' dugout. Rest easy, everyone.…
Jun 29, 2010, 11:20 PM EDT
ATLANTA — Mike Rizzo sees the 19 errors Ian Desmond has made in the first half of his rookie season. He sees the other mistakes Desmond has made in the field that don’t show up as errors. Rizzo, though, knew this was likely to happen when the Nationals gave Desmond the starting job at the…
Jun 29, 2010, 10:03 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nyjer Morgan hasn't been nearly the same player this year that he was last year. ATLANTA — Nyjer Morgan is hurting the Nationals more than he is helping them right now, there's no question about that. Whether it's his struggles to reach base (his OBP is .275 since…
Jun 29, 2010, 7:10 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Craig Stammen rejoins the Nationals tonight to face Derek Lowe at Turner Field. ATLANTA — Boy, is there a lot of angst out there today. I suppose in one sense, it's comforting to know how much fans really do care about the Nationals. That's certainly better than the…
Jun 29, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ian Desmond has committed a major-league-leading 19 errors already this season. ATLANTA — The day began with a closed-door meeting, convened by the manager who had a few thoughts he needed to get off his chest, bolstered by the words of a few players who spoke up themselves.…
Jun 29, 2010, 5:33 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg stared down the Braves but was done in by his defense. ATLANTA — He battled for six innings, making do with only two effective pitches against the best lineup he’s ever faced and somehow managed to carry a shutout into the seventh at Turner Field. Trouble…
Jun 29, 2010, 2:55 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Tyler Walker said his shoulder had been bothering him for almost two weeks. ATLANTA — The Nationals placed reliever Tyler Walker on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation following tonight's game, clearing space for Craig Stammen to be recalled from Class AAA Syracuse and start tomorrow's…
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