Jul 6, 2011, 7:23 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats look to make it three in a row tonight against the Cubs. As much as the Nationals have struggled offensively, they haven't been able to field their full lineup since Friday's homestand opener against the Pirates. That's a span of five games. So, if nothing else,…
Jul 6, 2011, 3:21 PM EDT
Associated Press photo Jayson Werth is now hitting .221 after last night's 0-for-4 performance. Over their last 17 innings, spanning two days, the Nationals have scored six runs. Here's how those six runs have crossed the plate: 1. Groundout2. Bases-loaded walk3. Wild pitch4. Fielder's choice5. Throwing error6. Infield single Not exactly the traditional method of…
Jul 6, 2011, 4:27 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Ross Detwiler earned his first win of 2011 with 5 1/3 solid innings. Drew Storen doesn't really remember what it's like to take the mound with anything greater than a one-run lead. Not that the Nationals closer is complaining about the minuscule margin for error he usually has when he gets the…
Jul 5, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ross Detwiler makes his first big-league appearance of the season tonight. It's been a while since Ross Detwiler first joined the Nationals organization (four years) and it's been a while since we last saw the left-hander pitching in the big leagues (Sept. 29, 2010). Tonight, the former first-round…
Jul 5, 2011, 7:31 PM EDT
The Nationals formally recalled Ross Detwiler from Class AAA Syracuse, putting the left-hander in line to start tonight’s game against the Cubs. The club’s corresponding move, however, came as a surprise: Reliever Collin Balester was designated for assignment, removing him from the organization’s 40-man roster at least temporarily. Balester is in his final option year,…
Jul 5, 2011, 2:20 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Laynce Nix has played admirably through nagging injuries and position changes. Before the top of the seventh inning yesterday afternoon, Davey Johnson approached Laynce Nix with a simple question: "When's the last time you played first base?" Nix told his manager he didn't think he'd done it since high school. To which…
Jul 4, 2011, 11:10 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Jayson Werth is congratulated by Ian Desmond upon scoring the winning run. Jayson Werth stood at second base, watching as Cubs reliever Marcos Mateo departed the field alongside a trainer and Carlos Marmol entered from the bullpen without advance warning. He watched Marmol warm up, taking as much time as he needed…
Jul 4, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann faces Casey Coleman on Independence Day at Nationals Park. It's the Fourth of July, and where would you rather be than at a ballgame in the nation's capital? (Well, maybe you'd rather be in Harrisburg for Bryce Harper's Class AA debut tonight, but that's another story.)…
Jul 4, 2011, 2:16 PM EDT
Updated at 1:05 p.m. The Nationals promoted top prospect Bryce Harper to Class AA Harrisburg today, a move that had been anticipated for some time but still carried some element of surprise given the organization’s decision to have the 18-year-old outfielder skip one level of its farm system. Harper, who spent the season’s first three…
Jul 4, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT
Monday, 1:05 p.m. — RHP Jordan Zimmermann (5-7, 2.63) vs. RHP Casey Coleman (2-4, 7.78)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. — LHP Ross Detwiler (6-6, 4.53 at AAA) vs. RHP Ramon Ortiz (6-3, 4.26 at AAA)TV: MASN Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. — LHP Tom Gorzelanny (2-6, 3.77)…
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