May 11, 2010, 10:44 PM EDT
The numbers read like they’re describing a pitcher’s offensive totals: a .159 average, a .276 on-base percentage, a .327 slugging percentage. Too bad those are the combined stats for Nationals right fielders this season. Despite the lack of offense, team officials remain content with the status quo. Read what they had to say about the…
May 11, 2010, 7:58 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Back to Citi Field tonight for Game 2 between the Nats and Mets. NEW YORK — Nothing about Scott Olsen's performances through the majority of spring training suggested the left-hander was capable of retiring, let alone dominating, big-league hitters over an extended period of time. Olsen, to be…
May 11, 2010, 3:40 PM EDT
NEW YORK — You may want to clip out the NL East standings from this morning's paper. (Or, if you don't get a paper anymore, just print out the standings off your computer.) This is a significant day for the Nationals, who at 18-14 are four games over .500 for the first time in 4…
May 11, 2010, 4:40 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Tyler Walker came through with two big strikeouts in the Nats' 3-2 win. NEW YORK — If this game, this white-knuckle 3-2 victory over the Mets at windswept Citi Field, didn't prove that Tyler Clippard and Matt Capps are the Nationals' most valuable players … well, you haven't…
May 10, 2010, 10:23 PM EDT
John Lannan threw a successful bullpen session this afternoon and reported no problems with his elbow. Thus, the left-hander has been cleared to start Thursday night in Colorado, a huge relief for the Nationals and Lannan, who admits he “dodged a bullet.” Here’s the full story on Lannan on CSNwashington.com.
May 10, 2010, 7:40 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Citi Field hosts the Nats and Mets for the next three games. NEW YORK — There's no question Luis Atilano has been a real find for the Nationals. How many of you had ever heard of him when the season began? (I'll be honest: I barely paid attention…
May 10, 2010, 3:03 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Luis Atilano will look to get this road trip off to a good start. NEW YORK — Good morning from the Big Apple, the City That Never Sleeps, the Town So Nice They Named it Twice. Or for our purposes, the site of the Nationals' three-game series against…
May 9, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nats will look to take this weekend series from the Marlins. Happy Mother's Day, everyone. Hope all the moms out there have a wonderful day, whether at Nationals Park or elsewhere with family members. I'll actually be spending this day with my wife and her family, so…
May 8, 2010, 10:00 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Adam Dunn gets hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, bringing home the winning run. The Nationals are getting good starting pitching. They’re getting a couple of clutch hits late. And then they hand it over to their lights-out back of the bullpen to close things out.…
May 8, 2010, 8:31 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Matt Chico allowed two runs over five innings but still was demoted. Despite his strong start this afternoon, Matt Chico is headed back to the minors. The Nationals informed the left-hander he'll be optioned back to Class AA Harrisburg following today's 5-4 victory over the Marlins. Chico, who…
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