Oct 2, 2010, 2:40 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Yunesky Maya faces fellow Cuban Raul Valdes today at Citi Field. NEW YORK — After all that rain the last few days, this is a welcome sight: It's a gorgeous, autumn afternoon here in the Big Apple. Feels like October baseball. Which I suppose this technically is, though…
Oct 2, 2010, 3:50 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Jordan Zimmermann finished the season with back-to-back strong outings. NEW YORK — Had this 2-1, 10-inning loss to the Mets taken place in May or even July, the most significant development of the evening might have been the Nationals' utter lack of offense against Pat Misch and Hisanori…
Oct 2, 2010, 12:07 AM EDT
NEW YORK — For all the shuffling around that’s taken place in the outfield this season, the Nationals might very well enter 2011 with the same group of players vying for three starting spots. Though the Nats got consistent, everyday production from only left fielder Josh Willingham (whose season ended in August due to a…
Oct 1, 2010, 7:35 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER The rain should clear from Citi Field in time for tonight's game. NEW YORK — As you can tell from the above photo, I made it to Citi Field safe and sound after Mother Nature (and United Airlines) threw a wrench into my travel plans this morning. But…
Oct 1, 2010, 1:18 PM EDT
So, you want to be a sportswriter? Let me assure you, the life’s not nearly as glamorous as you think. Especially when your flight from Dulles to LaGuardia gets canceled because of a tropical storm. And the earliest they can guarantee you a seat on another flight is at 10 p.m. Yes, it’s been quite…
Sep 30, 2010, 7:31 PM EDT
Updated with new deadlines for arbitration and non-tenders The players union just announced some changes to their collective bargaining agreement with MLB that will alter the manner in which many offseason moves are completed, particularly with free agents. Among the changes announced… — All players eligible for free agency will become free agents without the…
Sep 30, 2010, 4:23 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Ross Detwiler was roughed up by the Phillies last night. The low point of last night's home finale surely was Ross Detwiler's pitching performance, one that saw the left-hander allow seven runs over 4 2/3 innings, all of the runs scoring via four homers. It was not the…
Sep 30, 2010, 4:21 AM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Nyjer Morgan scored the Nats' lone run in tonight's 7-1 loss. They gathered behind the first base dugout for the bottom of the ninth. The die-hards. The season-ticket holders. The ones who sit through all the blowouts and the rain delays and the pitching changes and the presidents…
Sep 29, 2010, 11:14 PM EDT
The Nationals thought they had their No. 1 starter set in stone for years to come. But Stephen Strasburg’s Tommy John surgery will leave a massive void at the top of Washington’s 2011 rotation and will leave general manager Mike Rizzo searching for a replacement this winter. Rizzo said acquiring a No. 1 starter is…
Sep 29, 2010, 7:38 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER If the weather cooperates, the Nats will play their home finale tonight. And so we have arrived at the final home game of the season. Or least the final scheduled home game of the season. As you can see, the tarp is back on the field and the…
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