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.…
Jun 15, 2010, 10:10 PM EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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 EST
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,…
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