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…
May 15, 2010, 10:37 PM EDT
DENVER — Livan Hernandez has lost only twice in seven starts this season. Both came at the hands of Ubaldo Jimenez. Livo, though, can’t help but admire what the Rockies’ young ace is doing this year. The rest of the baseball world may just now be getting to know Ubaldo, but Hernandez has been following…
May 15, 2010, 9:17 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez allowed three runs over seven innings but took the loss. Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ubaldo Jimenez dominated again, improving to 7-1. Read more »
May 15, 2010, 4:08 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The forecast is shaky again … but let's play two! DENVER — This could be a long day of baseball. Even if the weather holds out, the Nationals and Rockies will play two today: the makeup from last night's rainout at 2:10 p.m. EDT and then the regularly…
May 15, 2010, 12:40 AM EDT
DENVER — Even as his club won ballgames through the season’s first month-plus, Jim Riggleman insisted his Nationals still weren’t playing up to their full capabilities. Offensively, he felt like this team had yet to click on all cylinders. Well, if the last week is any indication, it appears the Nats’ lineup is revving up…
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