May 28, 2010, 3:53 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO — As I prepare to board my delayed flight to San Diego, several Nats-related questions occur to me. I’m curious to know how you would answer each of these… – Should Adam Dunn ALWAYS be taken out for defensive purposes late in games the Nats lead? Jim Riggleman left him in yesterday, and…
May 28, 2010, 12:56 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Craig Stammen pitched well enough to win, but that wasn't enough today. SAN FRANCISCO — What if Adam Dunn's drive off Barry Zito had traveled 12 inches farther and not ricocheted back on the field? What if Nate Schierholtz was unable to reach down and drive Sean Burnett's…
May 27, 2010, 11:35 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO — Right-hander J.D. Martin will be recalled from Class AAA Syracuse to start Saturday night’s game in San Diego, a club source confirmed. Martin, 27, is 2-1 with a 2.97 ERA in six starts with the Chiefs and last pitched Saturday against Toledo. The Nationals will wait until after tomorrow night’s game to…
May 27, 2010, 5:02 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats and Giants play the rubber game at AT&T Park this afternoon. SAN FRANCISCO — OK, the above photo is totally misleading. I took it yesterday, when the sun was shining and the backdrop was beautiful. Today, it's gray, overcast and currently pouring. The forecast is not…
May 27, 2010, 6:36 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Tim Lincecum struggled all night against a patient Nats lineup. SAN FRANCISCO — There was no concerted effort among every member of the Nationals' lineup tonight to work the count against Tim Lincecum, to make the best pitcher on the planet use up all his bullets early in…
May 27, 2010, 1:08 AM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO — I know everyone out there is flustered over the date of Stephen Strasburg’s debut, with those who have already purchased tickets for June 4 against the Reds upset that they’re hearing reports it won’t happen that night. A couple of points… 1. The Nationals have not determined the precise date of Strasburg’s…
May 26, 2010, 10:45 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Luis Atilano takes on Tim Lincecum tonight at AT&T Park. SAN FRANCISCO — As you can tell from the above photo, it's an absolutely gorgeous day here at AT&T Park. You can also see how spectacular this ballpark is from the upper deck, with the complete view of…
May 26, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nyjer Morgan needs to get on base for the Nats to have a chance tonight. SAN FRANCISCO — The Nationals may not face a stiffer challenge all season than they will tonight, with two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum on the mound for the Giants against rookie…
May 26, 2010, 6:05 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez gets some counsel from Wil Nieves and Steve McCatty. SAN FRANCISCO — Livan Hernandez stood at his locker in the visitors clubhouse at AT&T Park, a quizzical look on his face as he tried to explain the five-batter sequence that cost him and the Nationals tonight's…
May 26, 2010, 3:13 AM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO — Jesus Flores was supposed to be insurance in case Ivan Rodriguez got hurt. Jamie Burke was supposed to be insurance in case Flores got hurt. Chris Coste was supposed to be insurance in case they all got hurt. Thus, will all four of those catchers currently battling injuries, the Nationals are left…
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