Aug 23, 2010, 7:35 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats host the Cubs (and their new manager) at Nationals Park. Back home following a tough weekend in Philadelphia, the Nationals now host the Cubs, who had an eventful weekend of their own. Manager Lou Piniella, who previously had announced he would retire at season's end, walked…
Aug 23, 2010, 7:06 PM EST
The Nationals have signed a two-year player development contract with the Harrisburg Senators, keeping their Class AA affiliate intact through 2012. Members of the organization had shown interest in aligning with the recently relocated Class AA franchise in Richmond but ultimately chose to stay with a Harrisburg franchise that has served as the Nats/Expos’ Class…
Aug 23, 2010, 4:40 PM EST
While all of NatsTown awaits the results of Stephen Strasburg's forearm MRI, it's worth noting a couple of other pitchers who could be in the running to take his rotation spot: Jordan Zimmermann and Yunesky Maya. Zimmermann has thoroughly dominated the minor leagues in his rehab from Tommy John surgery — 1.59 ERA in 10…
Aug 22, 2010, 11:30 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Scott Olsen allowed four runs in six innings today. PHILADELPHIA — In the wake of a 6-0, rain-delayed loss to the Phillies this afternoon — one of the Nationals' less-enthralling performances of the year — plenty of questions remain. Is Scott Olsen capable of sustaining any momentum, or…
Aug 22, 2010, 5:05 PM EST
PHILADELPHIA — The Nationals have extended their player development contract with Class AAA Syracuse for another two seasons, the club announced today. The agreement keeps the Nats’ Class AAA affiliate in Syracuse through 2012; the two clubs first became affiliated in 2008. “This decision to extend our Syracuse affiliation was easy for us,” team president…
Aug 22, 2010, 4:14 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg was pulled in the fifth inning of last night’s game. PHILADELPHIA — Stephen Strasburg went through his typical day-after-start workout — including playing catch — this morning at Citizens Bank Park before heading back to Washington to undergo an MRI on the strained forearm that forced…
Aug 22, 2010, 2:40 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER A massive storm hit Citizens Bank Park in the seventh inning today. PHILADELPHIA — Good morning once again from Citizens Bank Park, where the skies are gray and there's plenty of rain in the forecast. (Who knew god was a Stephen Strasburg fan and is crying over the…
Aug 22, 2010, 12:49 AM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg winces after throwing his 56th pitch of the night. Read the full story with reaction and quotes on CSNwashington.com. PHILADELPHIA — Stephen Strasburg was pulled from tonight's game after wincing in pain upon throwing a fifth-inning changeup to Phillies right fielder Domonic Brown. Strasburg immediately looked…
Aug 21, 2010, 7:40 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg faces his latest greatest challenge tonight at Citizens Bank Park. PHILADELPHIA — In his brief time in the majors, Stephen Strasburg hasn't exactly faced a hostile scene on the road. His only starts away from D.C. have come in Cleveland, Atlanta, Florida and Cincinnati. None of…
Aug 21, 2010, 4:05 PM EST
PHILADELPHIA — Wilson Ramos returns to Syracuse today, his first, extremely brief, stint with the Nationals complete after three days and one game played. Wil Nieves who had been placed on the temporary leave list while his wife Yormarie gave birth to the couple's first daughter Wednesday afternoon, rejoins the Nats tonight and will be…
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