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  1. Should someone speak up?

    Jun 28, 2010, 12:20 PM EDT

    Good morning, NatsTown. At least, I hope it's a good morning for all of you considering the events of the past three days in Baltimore. I'm at Dulles, waiting for my flight to Atlanta — great matchup tonight between Stephen Strasburg and Tim Hudson — so I don't have time to put together a comprehensive…

  2. Sinking Nats try to stay afloat

    Jun 27, 2010, 10:30 PM EDT

    BALTIMORE — Twelve losses in their last 15 games. Six of those losses by one run, including four straight. And a weekend sweep at the hands of baseball’s worst team after leading each of those games by at least three runs. Suffice it to say, the Nationals’ clubhouse is not the happiest place on earth…

  3. Stammen likeliest for Tuesday

    Jun 27, 2010, 6:50 PM EDT

    BALTIMORE — Craig Stammen is the likeliest candidate to be recalled from Class AAA Syracuse to start Tuesday night in Atlanta. Stammen, who was optioned to Syracuse earlier this month to make room for Stephen Strasburg's arrival, has righted his ship in the minors. In three starts with the Chiefs, he is 2-0 with a…

  4. Game 76: Nats at Orioles

    Jun 27, 2010, 2:45 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats try to avoid a sweep today at sweltering Camden Yards. BALTIMORE — It's hot. No, I mean it's really hot. It was 91 degrees at 10 a.m. It's going to be 94 at gametime and 97 by the ninth inning. If this game was being played…

  5. Game 75: Nats at Orioles

    Jun 26, 2010, 4:35 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER They'll be turning back the clocks at Camden Yards today. Fresh off a devastating, 7-6 loss last night, the Nationals return to Camden Yards this afternoon hoping to rebound against the Orioles. For anyone who was infuriated with Cristian Guzman's defense last night, rest assured: He's DH'ing today,…

  6. No defense for this defense

    Jun 26, 2010, 4:55 AM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Thanks to the Nats' gaffes, the Orioles were the ones celebrating at night's end. BALTIMORE — Ian Desmond stood before his locker in an otherwise silent Nationals clubhouse, the kind of silence that only accompanies the kind of crushing loss like tonight's debacle at Camden Yards, and tried…

  7. Harris talks about his struggles

    Jun 25, 2010, 10:15 PM EDT

    BALTIMORE — Willie Harris is a realist. He knows he’s not carrying his weight right now. Actually, he knows he’s not hitting his weight, either. The Nationals’ super-utility man carried a paltry .151 batting average into tonight’s game against the Orioles and an 0-for-20 streak that dates back to June 3, the last time he…

  8. Game 74: Nats at Orioles

    Jun 25, 2010, 7:45 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Sparkling Camden Yards, home of the not-so-sparkling Baltimore Orioles. BALTIMORE — Say what you want about the Orioles — and there are plenty of negative things to say about this franchise — but they still call Camden Yards home, and there are few ballparks in American that can…

  9. Zim, Dunn, Pudge, Capps or Clip?

    Jun 25, 2010, 3:20 PM EDT

    Thanks to everyone who shared their thoughts on the Stephen Strasburg All-Star debate. Some excellent points made on both sides of the argument, which underscores just how unique this situation is. There is no comparable rookie from past seasons, no precedent that dictates whether Strasburg should go to Anaheim or not. It makes for a…

  10. The All-Star question

    Jun 24, 2010, 6:10 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER At best, Stephen Strasburg will be 4-1 when All-Star rosters are announced. It was probably sometime in the first hour following Stephen Strasburg's second career start that I received my first email from someone wondering whether there was any chance the rookie could make the National League All-Star…

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