Apr 5, 2010, 5:10 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ladies and gentlemen: The President of the United States (wearing a red Nats jacket and a black White Sox cap). His pitch to Ryan Zimmerman was high and inside to a left-handed batter.
Apr 5, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nationals Park will be sold out for today's opener against the Phillies. It's a beautiful day for a ballgame. Good thing there's one on tap here at Nationals Park. Neither Donovan McNabb nor Tiger Woods nor Mike Krzyzewski can spoil this scene: It's Opening Day, the greatest day…
Apr 5, 2010, 1:55 PM EDT
OK, the clock is ticking and we're in the final countdown toward the first pitch of the 2010 Washington Nationals season. So it's time to make some bold predictions on your hometown team. My beat writer counterparts and I came up with 10 categories that seem appropriate for the Nats, and they were all kind…
Apr 4, 2010, 6:37 PM EDT
I mentioned the other day that I've been given the opportunity to cover the Nationals on a freelance basis this season for an established media outlet here in town. Well, I can now reveal details. The media outlet is CSNWashington.com, the online home for Comcast SportsNet. I'm excited to be able to join the talented…
Apr 4, 2010, 6:10 PM EDT
The Nationals have placed Chien-Ming Wang, Ross Detwiler and Jesus Flores on the 60-day disabled list and Chris Coste on the 15-day DL, some of the final moves necessary before their 25-man Opening Day roster must be submitted to Major League Baseball by 3 p.m. In placing Wang (shoulder), Detwiler (hip) and Flores (shoulder) on…
Apr 4, 2010, 4:40 PM EDT
We're about 24 hours from President Obama strolling to the mound at Nationals Park (hopefully not in a White Sox jacket) and ceremoniously declaring the 2010 baseball season open, so this seems like a good time for some predictions. We'll get to some Nationals season predictions later, either this evening or first thing tomorrow. Right…
Apr 3, 2010, 11:55 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Scott Olsen could still wind up pitching for the Nats before long. So the Opening Day roster is set. Garrett Mock, Willy Taveras and Jesse English will be here. Scott Olsen, Roger Bernadina and Livan Hernandez will not. Proof you can never assume anything in spring training, even…
Apr 3, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Home sweet home: Nationals Park is back open for business today. Hello from 1500 South Capitol Street, otherwise known as Nationals Park, site of today's exhibition against the Boston Red Sox. It's a beautiful day here in the District, actually I'd say much nicer than most days in…
Apr 3, 2010, 5:53 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Garrett Mock beat out Scott Olsen for the final spot in the Nats' rotation. [UPDATED AT 10:46 P.M.] The Nationals have decided to go with Garrett Mock over Scott Olsen as the final member of their Opening Day rotation, but Mock will actually pitch the season's fourth game.…
Apr 2, 2010, 10:00 PM EDT
As part of my fundraising campaign to cover spring training, I offered readers who contributed at least $60 the opportunity to submit a question to a member of the Nationals. Manager Jim Riggleman and four players (Ryan Zimmerman, Nyjer Morgan, John Lannan and Drew Storen) were gracious enough to participate. Readers were randomly paired up…
NL EAST STANDINGS
FRI: Giants at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Giants at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Giants at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
MON: Nats at Phillies, 7:05 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Phillies, 7:05 p.m.
WED: Nats at Phillies, 7:05 p.m.
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WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
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SAT: 10:30 a.m.
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