Jun 15, 2010, 10:10 PM EDT
DETROIT — You've been asking for them. You're getting them. Here we go… – Scott Olsen has been sent to Viera to continue rehabbing his injured left shoulder, but he has been shut down from throwing for now. "He's still in the no-throw mode," general manager Mike Rizzo said. Doesn't sound to me like we…
Jun 15, 2010, 8:02 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Comerica Park, home of the Tigers, with downtown Detroit in the background. DETROIT — Good afternoon from Motown, a city with a proud baseball tradition that has already been at the center of plenty of news this season. Armando Galarraga's should-have-been perfect game. Ernie Harwell's passing. Dontrelle Willis'…
Jun 15, 2010, 3:18 PM EDT
DETROIT — Increased attention on the Nationals has not translated into increased All-Star votes. Major League Baseball just released this week's NL All-Star balloting results, and nothing has changed from the previous releases. The only Nationals player to rank in the top five at any infield position or the top 15 in the outfield is…
Jun 15, 2010, 2:42 PM EDT
Photo by Rachel Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ivan Rodriguez has been a calming influence for Stephen Strasburg. DETROIT — Much has been made about Ivan Rodriguez's role in Stephen Strasburg's fabulous first week in the majors, and it's a valid point. Pudge has been a valuable asset for the rookie right-hander, who has simply followed…
Jun 14, 2010, 9:23 PM EDT
DETROIT — The Nationals have signed 22 of their 50 picks from last week's draft, though none of their top four selections yet. The club announced today that 22 drafted players have agreed to terms, along with five undrafted free agents. The players who have signed… – Shortstop Jason Martinson (fifth round)– Catcher Cole Leonida…
Jun 14, 2010, 6:31 PM EDT
UPDATE AT 4:00 P.M. — Stephen Strasburg has been named National League Player of the Week. For these purposes, MLB starts the week on Monday, so both of Strasburg’s starts were taken into consideration. He beat out, among others, teammate Adam Dunn (who only hit .455 with four homers over the same span). DETROIT —…
Jun 14, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT
Photo by Rachel Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Drew Storen entered a tight spot in the sixth inning and bailed out Stephen Strasburg. CLEVELAND — The Nationals couldn't really have asked for Stephen Strasburg to pitch any better in his first two big-league starts. I mean, 2-0 with a 2.19 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 12…
Jun 13, 2010, 11:20 PM EDT
Photo by Rachel Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER All eyes were on Stephen Strasburg once again. CLEVELAND — Drew Storen has been with Stephen Strasburg every step of the way. From the Arizona Fall League to spring training to Harrisburg to Syracuse to the big leagues, Storen has been Strasburg's teammate, sidekick and friend. And today,…
Jun 13, 2010, 10:37 PM EDT
Photo by Rachel Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg points to the spot on the mound where was slipping all afternoon. CLEVELAND — He issued five walks, served up a home run, battled problems with the pitching mound and departed after 5 1/3 innings. Rough day at the ballpark for Stephen Strasburg, huh? Uh, not…
Jun 13, 2010, 2:10 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Progressive Field will be packed with fans wanting to catch a glimpse of Stephen Strasburg. CLEVELAND — The circus has arrived in Cleveland. A large crowd (anywhere from 30,000-35,000) is expected. An extra 50 media members have been credentialed. There will be three TV crews (MASN in D.C.,…
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