Jul 3, 2011, 4:34 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Rick Ankiel slides in safely with the go-ahead run in the eighth. This is not the style of baseball Davey Johnson wants his Washington Nationals to play. Scraping together the tying and go-ahead runs in the bottom of the eighth on a hit batter, two walks, a double steal, a throwing error…
Jul 2, 2011, 10:37 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER It'll be John Lannan vs. Brad Lincoln in Game 2 of the doubleheader. After a frustrating, 5-3 loss in the opener of today's doubleheader, the Nationals are right back on the field for the nightcap. They'll need a win to get back to the .500 mark. John Lannan…
Jul 2, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT
The Nationals will need to call up a spot starter for Tuesday's game against the Cubs, and Ross Detwiler is the likely choice. Manager Davey Johnson acknowledged the club will promote someone from its farm system instead of asking left-hander Tom Gorzelanny to return on short rest. He wouldn't reveal the name of the soon-to-be…
Jul 2, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Livan Hernandez faces James McDonald in Game 1 of today's doubleheader. Who wants to play two for the price of one? Yes, we've got an old-fashioned doubleheader today at Nationals Park. This afternoon's game is a makeup from the May 17 (non-)rainout between these two teams, and it…
Jul 2, 2011, 4:25 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Matt Stairs is congratulated by Ian Desmond and Wilson Ramos. There’s a certain level of trust a manager must give his players if he wants them to succeed, an acknowledgment on his part that he believes in each of the 25 individuals on his roster. And he must display that trust in…
Jul 1, 2011, 10:52 PM EDT
In his previous managerial stints, Davey Johnson never shied away from speaking his mind. Eleven years away from the big-league game haven’t changed that. Before making his home debut as manager of the Nationals, Johnson outlined a number of changes he’d like to see made to his roster, changes he believes will make him more…
Jul 1, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT
Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER After a wild road trip, the Nats are back in town for a long homestand. Let's see, the last time the Nationals played at home, they had just capped a sweep of the Mariners, surged above the .500 mark, leaving the crowd ecstatic … only to find out…
Jul 1, 2011, 7:01 PM EDT
The Nationals have placed utilityman Jerry Hairston on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right wrist and activated outfielder Rick Ankiel off the DL to take his roster spot. Hairston was injured Wednesday evening in Anaheim when he was struck in the wrist by a Dan Haren fastball. Though X-rays revealed the small fracture,…
Jul 1, 2011, 2:15 PM EDT
Friday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Charlie Morton (7-4, 3.77) vs. LHP Tom Gorzelanny (2-6, 4.18)TV: MASN2Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM Saturday, 3:35 p.m. — RHP James McDonald (5-4, 4.12) vs. LHP John Lannan (5-5, 3.48)Game 2, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Brad Lincoln (6-7, 4.14 at AAA) vs. RHP Livan Hernandez (5-8, 3.81) TV: MASN2 (Game…
Jun 30, 2011, 3:22 PM EDT
US Presswire photo The Nationals have hovered around .500, even with Jayson Werth hitting .223. Transport yourself back to March 31, as the Nationals were taking the field on Opening Day, and consider how you would have felt knowing these following facts would be true three months later: 1) Ryan Zimmerman would spend nine weeks…
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