Jul 27, 2011, 1:24 AM EDT
Nationals director of player development Doug Harris issued a statement Tuesday evening clarifying remarks he made in a Sports Illustrated article about Bryce Harper in which he compared the scrutiny the 18-year-old phenom is facing to the pressure Jackie Robinson faced after breaking baseball’s color barrier. In the SI article written by Tom Verducci, Harris…
Jul 26, 2011, 11:07 PM EDT
Updated at 9:00 p.m. The Nationals have acquired outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Reds in exchange for minor leaguers Bill Rhinehart and Chris Manno, a subtle move designed to add a veteran bat to their bench in advance of Sunday’s trade deadline. Gomes, 30, was hitting .211 with 11 homers, 31 RBI and a .336…
Jul 26, 2011, 7:20 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals are finally back home tonight against the Marlins. It's been 16 days since a ballgame was last played at Nationals Park, a long stretch that finally comes to end tonight when the Nationals host the Marlins in the first game of a key, nine-game homestand that…
Jul 26, 2011, 2:16 PM EDT
Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Ricky Nolasco (6-7, 4.08) vs. RHP Jordan Zimmermann (6-8, 3.00)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 189 Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Javier Vazquez (6-9, 5.35) vs. RHP Livan Hernandez (5-9, 4.04)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 189 Thursday, 12:35 p.m. — LHP Brad Hand (1-3, 2.77)…
Jul 25, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Victory has often been just out of the Nationals' reach since the All-Star break. It's been more than two weeks since the Nationals were last seen in the District, two weeks that saw one of baseball's hottest clubs hit the All-Star break with a .500 record, then stumble out of the restart…
Jul 25, 2011, 12:56 AM EDT
Chien-Ming Wang will start Friday night against the Mets, the right-hander’s first big-league appearance in more than two years, the Nationals announced Sunday evening. The announcement came hours after Wang made his sixth (and final) minor-league rehab start, allowing five runs and eight hits over five innings for Class AAA Syracuse against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. It was…
Jul 24, 2011, 5:54 PM EDT
US Presswire file photo The Nationals face the Dodgers today in the rubber game of their series. On July 7, the Nationals stormed out to an 8-0 lead against the Cubs, then proceeded to blow it in stunning fashion and lose 10-9. Since that night, they've gone 4-8, falling from two games over .500 to…
Jul 23, 2011, 8:51 PM EDT
US Presswire file photo Tom Gorzelanny faces Ted Lilly tonight at Dodger Stadium. Behind a couple of surprising home runs (John Lannan's two-run shot, Jerry Hairston's grand slam) and some impressive pitching from Lannan, Sean Burnett, Tyler Clippard and Drew Storen, the Nationals won last night's series opener against the Dodgers, 7-2. In order to…
Jul 22, 2011, 10:17 PM EDT
US Presswire file photo The Nationals open a weekend series at Dodger Stadium. If you're like me, currently sweating it out in D.C. and wondering what exactly the formula is for determining the heat index, you may not want to look closely below at tonight's forecast in Los Angeles. Suffice it to say, those of…
Jul 22, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT
Friday, 10:10 p.m. — LHP John Lannan (6-6, 3.62) vs. RHP Hiroki Kuroda (6-11, 3.13)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 189 Saturday, 10:10 p.m. — LHP Tom Gorzelanny (2-6, 4.07) vs. LHP Ted Lilly (6-10, 4.83)TV: MASN2 Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 189 Sunday, 4:10 p.m. — RHP Jason Marquis (8-4, 3.92)…
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