Jun 18, 2011, 2:53 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats look to make it eight in a row today at Nationals Park. How do you keep a winning streak going? By not tinkering with success. Jim Riggleman never intended to make his pitcher-hitting-eighth idea a permanent one. But the Nationals haven't lost since the manager used…
Jun 18, 2011, 5:12 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Ian Desmond eludes Matt Wieters’ tag to score in the fifth inning. For weeks, Jim Riggleman would praise his Nationals for the manner in which they were playing clean baseball. Pitching well. Playing sparkling defense. The only problem: They weren’t actually winning those games, making the manager’s sentiments feel a bit hollow…
Jun 17, 2011, 7:39 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Battle of the Beltways resumes tonight at Nationals Park. With a win tonight — their seventh straight — the Nationals would match their longest winning streak since the final week of the 2009 season. And who better to attempt to do that against than their interleague rivals…
Jun 17, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT
Ryan Zimmerman is back from the disabled list and he’s back blogging for CSNwashington.com. In his latest post, the Nationals third baseman talks about the challenge of getting back to mid-season form, the excitement of watching his Virginia baseball team reaching the College World Series and provides some info about his upcoming “Night at the…
Jun 17, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT
Thanks for watching today's live edition of Beltway Baseball, and thanks for your questions. If you missed the show, here it is in its entirety. In Part 1 above, we discuss the Nats' winning streak, the impact of Ryan Zimmerman's return and the emergence of Michael Morse as an offensive force. In Part 2 below,…
Jun 17, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT
Friday, 7:05 p.m. — LHP Zach Britton (6-4, 3.18) vs. RHP Jason Marquis (7-2, 3.67)TV: MASN, MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Saturday, 1:05 p.m. — LHP Brian Matusz (1-1, 5.11) vs. RHP Jordan Zimmermann (4-6, 3.10)TV: MASN, MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Sunday, 1:35 p.m. — RHP Chris Jakubauskas (1-0, 5.09) vs. LHP…
Jun 17, 2011, 4:48 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Danny Espinosa heads for home as Bo Porter celebrates the game-winning homer. As the ball sailed off Yadier Molina’s bat and Drew Storen pursed his lips in frustration on the mound, the air suddenly was sucked out of Nationals Park. Three outs from securing their sixth straight win, the Nationals instead were…
Jun 16, 2011, 10:59 PM EDT
Adam LaRoche had surgery this morning to repair what proved to be a sizable tear of the labrum inside his left shoulder, a procedure that will sideline the Nationals first baseman the rest of the season but should give him enough time to fully recover before spring training. Club orthopedist Wiemi Douoguih performed the surgery…
Jun 16, 2011, 7:39 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats go for the sweep and a six-game winning streak tonight. The Nationals don't often find themselves in this situation: Winners of five straight, with a chance to sweep a front-line opponent. Yet here they stand entering tonight's game against the Cardinals. Can the resurgent lineup keep…
Jun 16, 2011, 2:27 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Livan Hernandez is hugged by Ivan Rodriguez following his 50th complete game. Jim Riggleman needed only two words to describe Livan Hernandez's three-hit shutout against the Cardinals last night. As the Nationals manager put it: "Vintage Livo." Actually, Riggleman might have been underselling it. "Vintage" implies this was a somewhat typical performance…
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