Apr 21, 2010, 10:20 PM EDT
Bill Gluvna of the Nationals' PR department puts together a comprehensive minor-league report every week, complete with some outstanding puns on player names. The guy puts so much effort into these things, it only seems right to republish it in its entirety for all of you. So, enjoy… NATIONALS MINOR-LEAGUE REPORT — 4/21/10 This Week's…
Apr 21, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The tarp has been covering the infield at Nationals Park all day. It's been a miserable day around the D.C. area, but they're hoping to play baseball tonight on South Capitol Street. Actually, looking at the radar and the extended forecast for the evening, it looks like there's…
Apr 21, 2010, 2:09 PM EDT
File photo by Rachel Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg, who made his season debut April 11, is back on the mound this morning. The Nationals have a firm plan in place for Stephen Strasburg this year. They won't come right out and provide public details, but it's pretty clear the top draft pick will…
Apr 21, 2010, 3:36 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Scott Olsen was yanked after failing to retire a batter in the third. Say this about the Washington Nationals: They're consistently inconsistent. One night, they'll get a dominant performance from their starting pitcher. The next night, they'll fall into a 10-0 hole thanks to wretched pitching. One night,…
Apr 20, 2010, 8:30 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Scott Olsen delivers tonight's first pitch. The Nationals and Rockies will play a ballgame tonight, but Colorado's players and coaches will be excused if baseball isn't first and foremost on their minds. Keli McGregor, president of the Rockies since 2001, died this morning in a hotel room in…
Apr 20, 2010, 6:35 PM EDT
[UPDATE AT 6:34 P.M. -- Read the complete story, with reaction from players and Rockies manager Jim Tracy, at CSNwashington.com.] Keli McGregor, president of the Rockies since 2001, was found dead in a Salt Lake City hotel room this morning, a devastating blow to a Colorado ballclub that is in the midst of a four-game…
Apr 20, 2010, 3:30 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Craig Stammen churned out eight strong innings to lead the Nats to victory. Craig Stammen says his right arm has never felt this good. It certainly didn't feel this good last year when he tried to pitch with bone chips in his elbow that didn't allow him to…
Apr 20, 2010, 12:00 AM EDT
Jason Marquis, who called his wretched outing yesterday “embarrassing,” spent hours watching video of himself from early 2009 and early 2010 and believes he’s figured out what can help him get out of his early season funk. Read the whole story at CSNwashington.com.
Apr 19, 2010, 7:10 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The Nationals host the Rockies in the first of four games. It's a beautiful — if a tad chilly — day at Nationals Park, and with the home team playing .500 ball and a quality opponent in town, you'd think tonight's game would register more than a blip…
Apr 19, 2010, 3:07 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER After two rough starts to his season, John Lannan rebounded Friday night. Two weeks and 12 games into the season, it's pretty obvious what dictates the Nationals' fortunes more than anything else: starting pitching. Not that this doesn't apply to just about every team in baseball, but it's…
FINAL NL EAST STANDINGS
NL POSTSEASON SCHEDULE
WED: Giants at Pirates, 8:07 p.m. (ESPN)
FRI: Game 1, Pirates at Nats, 12:07 p.m.,
OR Giants at Nats, 3:07 p.m. (FS1)
SAT: Game 2, PIT/SF at Nats, 5:37 p.m. (FS1)
MON: Game 3, Nats at PIT/SF, TBA (MLBN)
OCT. 7: Game 4, Nats at PIT/SF, TBA (FS1)*
OCT. 9: Game 5, PIT/SF at Nats, TBA (FS1)*
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TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.
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