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  1. Atilano to DL with bone chips

    Jul 22, 2010, 5:24 PM EST

    CINCINNATI — Luis Atilano is headed to the disabled list with bone chips in his right elbow, leaving the Nationals to decide between one of three left-handers to take his spot in the rotation and start Sunday in Milwaukee. John Lannan, Ross Detwiler and Matt Chico are all candidates for promotion, though Mike Rizzo wouldn’t…

  2. Game 96: Nats at Reds

    Jul 22, 2010, 2:16 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER It's another scorcher at Great American Ball Park for the series finale. CINCINNATI — No sense beating around the bush on this one, because it's surely going to be the hot topic of debate here for the next two hours before the game starts: Cristian Guzman is batting…

  3. Strasburg finds his comfort zone

    Jul 22, 2010, 4:26 AM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg allowed three runs but struck out seven Reds batters. CINCINNATI — As he walked off the field at Great American Ball Park in the sixth inning tonight, his Nationals leading the Reds 7-3, Stephen Strasburg was surprised to hear a fan behind the dugout get on…

  4. Zimmermann sparkles again

    Jul 22, 2010, 1:44 AM EST

    CINCINNATI — A two-day delay because of a stiff neck didn’t hinder Jordan Zimmermann at all in his continued rehab from Tommy John surgery. Zimmermann tossed four scoreless innings tonight for Class A Potomac, allowing two hits, striking out four and walking zero. The right-hander now hasn’t given up an earned run or issued a…

  5. Atilano "unlikely" to make next start

    Jul 21, 2010, 8:47 PM EST

    Updated at 6:18 p.m. CINCINNATI — Luis Atilano, who hasn't produced a quality start in nearly a month, is "unlikely" to make his next scheduled start due to an arm issue according to manager Jim Riggleman. Riggleman said the rookie right-hander, who allowed five runs in four innings last night, appears to be dealing with…

  6. Game 95: Nats at Reds

    Jul 21, 2010, 7:22 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Stephen Strasburg will battle the Reds (and possibly the weather) tonight. CINCINNATI — In an absolute shocking development, it's hot and muggy again today in Cincinnati, with intermittent storms passing through. Same as Monday. Same as yesterday. Same as it's supposed to be tomorrow. Which means Stephen Strasburg…

  7. Losing with care

    Jul 21, 2010, 5:51 AM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Luis Atilano can't corral Mike Leake's fourth-inning comebacker. CINCINNATI — Adam Dunn sat in a folding chair in the middle of the Nationals' clubhouse, hunched over a laptop screen and watching video of Bronson Arroyo, the Reds' next scheduled starter. Josh Willingham sat right next to him, doing…

  8. Nats about to sign Cuban pitcher

    Jul 21, 2010, 12:35 AM EST

    [UPDATED AT 10:23 P.M.] CINCINNATI — The Nationals have agreed to terms with top Cuban right-hander Yuneski Maya, pending a physical. Club officials would not confirm the signing, though they also wouldn't deny a report of the signing by, and general manager Mike Rizzo spoke openly about the abilities of a pitcher who could…

  9. Desi, J-Zimm, Sweet Lou and Listach

    Jul 20, 2010, 10:13 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Pat Listach could get consideration for the Cubs' managerial job. CINCINNATI — Several quick-hit items to share before tonight's game gets underway. (Though with rain falling, thunder booming and the tarp on the field, it's possible this one is delayed a bit.)… – Jim Riggleman has Ian Desmond…

  10. Game 94: Nats at Reds

    Jul 20, 2010, 7:32 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Luis Atilano returns to the Nats' rotation tonight to face the Reds' Mike Leake. CINCINNATI — It's another warm, muggy day along the banks of the Ohio River, with a chance of evening storms again threatening. Last night's rain really didn't seem to affect anything; both J.D. Martin…




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