May 17, 2010, 8:15 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Busch Stadium hosts the Nationals for a quick, two-game series. ST. LOUIS — If yesterday's game at Coors Field was a "must-win" for the Nationals — one they proceeded to lose, 2-1 — what does that make tonight's game at Busch Stadium? Absolutely-must win? Whatever you want to…
May 17, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats hope to score more runs in St. Louis than they did in Colorado. DENVER — When I packed my bags a week ago and embarked on this latest road trip for the Nationals, I was expecting to cover only the first two legs (New York, Colorado)…
May 17, 2010, 2:00 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jim Riggleman will have a new relief option to call upon tomorrow. DENVER — Mike Rizzo never had a set date in mind for Drew Storen's big-league debut. Rizzo's seen enough pitchers develop over the years, and he knows you don't call them up until they're ready for…
May 16, 2010, 10:38 PM EDT
DENVER — Brian Bruney was designated for assignment following today’s 2-1 loss to the Rockies, clearing roster space for Drew Storen to have his contract purchased. Storen will fly to St. Louis tonight and meet the Nationals there. He’ll be in uniform and available out of the bullpen for tomorrow night’s game. More to come…
May 16, 2010, 7:54 PM EDT
DENVER — Drew Storen is about to join the Nationals' roster. The rookie reliever will have his contract purchased from Class AAA Syracuse and is expected to join the big-league club tomorrow in St. Louis, according to a source within the organization. Storen has dominated at four different levels of the minor leagues since the…
May 16, 2010, 5:40 PM EDT
DENVER — Livan Hernandez will come back on short rest to start Wednesday night against the Mets. Hernandez, who threw six innings yesterday in the opener of the doubleheader against the Rockies, went to Jim Riggleman and offered to return on three days' rest. The manager was already thinking about asking the veteran right-hander if…
May 16, 2010, 4:15 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The sun is shining at Coors Field … at last. DENVER — What a gorgeous day for baseball at Coors Field. Finally. The rain has cleared. The clouds are gone and there is abundant sunshine for today's series finale between the Nationals and Rockies. This could be as…
May 16, 2010, 4:35 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ryan Zimmerman went 5-for-8 today and even singled on this dribbler in the nightcap. DENVER — They played two ballgames over the course of nine hours, got some strong pitching performances, got some clutch hits including a towering home run against early Cy Young Award favorite Ubaldo Jimenez…
May 16, 2010, 3:17 AM EDT
DENVER — The Nationals designated outfielder Willy Taveras for assignment following tonight’s 4-3 loss to the Rockies and announced outfielder Mike Morse will be activated off the 15-day disabled list tomorrow. Taveras’ time had been numbered for a while. He hit .200 (7-for-35) with four RBI in 27 games, coming almost exclusively off the bench.…
May 15, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Luis Atilano meets Jason Hammel in the nightcap of the doubleheader DENVER — The Nationals have been good all season about shaking off tough losses and rebounding the next time out. Well, they'll only have about three hours to forget this afternoon's 6-2 defeat to the Rockies before…
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