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  1. Morgan has MRI on right hip

    Aug 5, 2010, 12:32 AM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nyjer Morgan slams into the fence after catching Chris Young’s drive last night. PHOENIX — Nyjer Morgan was scratched from the Nationals’ lineup tonight due to a lingering right hip injury that required an MRI earlier in the day. Morgan was still awaiting results of the MRI before…

  2. Game 108: Nats at Diamondbacks

    Aug 4, 2010, 10:12 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals reach the two-thirds mark of the season tonight at Chase Field. Lineup change below PHOENIX — Game 3 of this four-game series in the desert features a couple of starting pitchers who have virtually no experience against their opposing lineups. Ian Kennedy — a former Yankees…

  3. Rotation decisions looming

    Aug 4, 2010, 5:08 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Craig Stammen starts tonight, but what happens after that? PHOENIX — Yesterday's affirmation by the Nationals that Stephen Strasburg — barring any setbacks — is scheduled to return from the disabled list Tuesday is good news for everybody who works or roots for the Nationals. Well, everybody not…

  4. Three negatives in a 6-1 loss

    Aug 4, 2010, 5:45 AM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Scott Olsen was done in by a three-batter stretch in the fourth inning tonight. PHOENIX — There really wasn't one reason the Nationals lost tonight's game, 6-1, to the Diamondbacks. It wasn't one player's fault. The game didn't turn entirely on one pitch. There was no one defining…

  5. Strasburg on pace to return Tuesday

    Aug 3, 2010, 11:52 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg walks alongside Steve McCatty after his bullpen session today. Updated at 8:20 p.m. PHOENIX — Stephen Strasburg threw 25 pitches off a bullpen mound this afternoon and reported no problems with his right shoulder, a development that has team officials fairly confident the rookie will be…

  6. Game 107: Nats at Diamondbacks

    Aug 3, 2010, 10:20 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals look to make it two in a row tonight at Chase Field. PHOENIX — Hello again from the Valley of the Sun, which is flexing its considerable summer muscle today. The mercury has climbed back up over the century mark; as I type this, it's 105…

  7. An explanation of waivers

    Aug 3, 2010, 9:45 PM EST

    PHOENIX — Buster Olney of ESPN reported earlier today that the Nationals placed Adam Dunn on waivers, a transaction that immediately left a lot of people out there flustered and wondering if that means the big slugger is about to wind up on another team's roster. Well, let me give a quick response to that:…

  8. 300 HRs, but what about 3,000 hits?

    Aug 3, 2010, 6:39 PM EST

    PHOENIX — The ball sat in Ivan Rodriguez’s locker at Chase Field, ready to be presented to the man who helped foster one of the greatest catching careers in baseball history. After clubbing his 300th home run as a catcher, Pudge could think of only one worthy recipient: His father, Jose Rodriguez, who has attended…

  9. Burnett’s rare ninth-inning moment

    Aug 3, 2010, 5:38 AM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Sean Burnett is congratulated by Ivan Rodriguez after notching a rare save. PHOENIX — Sean Burnett is the ultimate anomaly: a left-handed reliever who struggles to get left-handed hitters out but dominates right-handed hitters. And yet, with tonight's game on the line late and three tough lefties due…

  10. Strasburg passes latest throwing test

    Aug 3, 2010, 12:50 AM EST

    PHOENIX — Stephen Strasburg took another key step in his return from the disabled list this evening when he threw from up to 120 feet and reported no problems with his right shoulder. The Nationals rookie, who threw yesterday for the first time since getting shut down with shoulder inflammation, played catch before tonight’s game…



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MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
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