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…
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…
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…
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…
Jun 24, 2010, 5:13 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ian Desmond has cooled off dramatically at the plate in the last month. The Nationals' 1-0 loss to the Royals — an excruciating affair played under sweltering conditions — seemed to leave everyone in a sour mood. The crowd of 31,913, which included more than a few booing…
Jun 24, 2010, 1:27 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg had to pitch with men on base all afternoon. By the ridiculously lofty standards he’s established for himself over the last three weeks, Stephen Strasburg’s fourth career start today ranked as a disappointment. The Nationals phenom allowed nine hits over six innings to the unheralded Royals…
Jun 23, 2010, 5:14 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg will battle the Royals and the heat this afternoon. It's an absolute scorcher today, with temperatures in the mid-90s and the heat index approaching 100. Good thing Stephen Strasburg will be here to provide a nice, cool breeze with each fastball he fires up at the…
Jun 23, 2010, 4:17 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Luis Atilano earned his sixth win with 5 1/3 strong innings. Opportunities to sweep an opposing team shouldn't be wasted. Opportunities to sweep an opposing team behind the greatest pitching prospect in a generation simply can't be wasted. The Nationals will take the field at steamy Nationals Park…
Jun 22, 2010, 11:55 PM EDT
While “Clipp and Save” are enjoying life in the spotlight tonight, their nicknames on T-shirts handed out to fans entering the ballpark, credit is due to the entire Nationals’ bullpen. While other facets of the roster have experienced ups and downs through the season’s first three months, this relief corps has remained remarkably consistent. Nats…
Jun 22, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nationals Park, shortly after a monster storm rolled through tonight. It's mostly gone unnoticed because the Nationals have lost far more games than they've won over the last month, but this club's bullpen continues to be among the best in baseball. Check out these ERAs for Washington's relievers…
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