Jun 18, 2010, 7:45 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats are back home, and Stephen Strasburg is back on the mound. Hello again from Nationals Park, where the Nats return following a brutal 1-5 road trip through Cleveland and Detroit that included a sweep at the hands of the Tigers. Actually, the only game this team…
Jun 17, 2010, 9:50 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Roger Bernadina and the Nationals were no match for Detroit's pitching staff. DETROIT — Remember all those good vibes surrounding the Nationals one week ago? Yeah, they're gone. Vanquished into thin air during a 1-5 road trip through Cleveland and Detroit that included a sweep at the hands…
Jun 17, 2010, 8:55 PM EST
DETROIT — Twice, the Nationals have handed Stephen Strasburg the ball in the midst of a losing streak and asked the rookie right-hander to stop the bleeding. And he’s done it. Tomorrow night, the Nats will once again Strasburg to play the roll of stopper. After getting swept by the Tigers, they head home stuck…
Jun 17, 2010, 2:42 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER It's win or get swept today at Comerica Park. DETROIT — In what might as well be dubbed a "must-win" game for the Nationals, Jim Riggleman will trot out a lineup that should appease plenty of fans who have been clamoring for a Willingham-Bernadina-Morse outfield. Congrats, you're getting…
Jun 17, 2010, 3:30 AM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez's uncharacteristic wildness cost the Nationals tonight. DETROIT — The veteran right-hander couldn't find the strike zone during one laborious inning that did him in. The lineup could only muster two good swings against the opposing ace, and unfortunately both came with the bases empty. There wasn't…
Jun 16, 2010, 9:26 PM EST
DETROIT — John Lannan thinks he knows why he's been struggling his last few times on the mound: He's overcompensating in an attempt not to suffer a recurrence of the elbow pain that hampered him last month. Lannan, who was roughed up by the Tigers last night for seven runs and 10 hits in only…
Jun 16, 2010, 7:33 PM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats have their work cut out for them tonight against Justin Verlander. DETROIT — The Nationals have faced their share of top pitchers this season. Roy Halladay. Johan Santana. Roy Oswalt. Tim Lincecum. Josh Johnson. Ubaldo Jimenez. Chris Carpenter. Tonight, another big name is added to the…
Jun 16, 2010, 2:55 PM EST
DETROIT — In the wake of the Nationals' 7-4 loss to the Tigers last night — their 19th loss in 30 games, by the way — I started thinking about what currently plagues this team. My first thought was that the rotation (aside from Stephen Strasburg and Livan Hernandez) has taken a step backward and…
Jun 16, 2010, 3:30 AM EST
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER John Lannan's ERA skyrocketed to 5.45 after tonight's shoddy start. DETROIT — If you're frustrated by John Lannan's performances these days, you should know that the left-hander is right there with you. Even more so. This season is driving Lannan crazy. He'll look terrible one night on the…
Jun 16, 2010, 12:04 AM EST
DETROIT — On the day Ivan Rodriguez is inducted into the Hall of Fame — a day no one doubts will come five years after he retires — a parade of former managers and teammates will rave about one of the greatest catching careers in baseball history. And first in line will be Jim Leyland.…
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