Nationals Journal: Nationals


Posted at 08:23 PM ET, 04/20/2014

Slider-free Stephen Strasburg strikes out nine

Working without his new pitch, Stephen Strasburg dominates the Cardinals for most of his six innings.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:23 PM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 04/09/2014

When should the Nationals sell naming rights for Nationals Park?

One expert believes that continuing delay could hurt the value of any potential deal.

By James Wagner  |  11:45 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Naming rights, Nationals Park

Posted at 08:21 PM ET, 04/06/2014

Tanner Roark was available in relief Sunday

Tanner Roark could have pitched Sunday, but Matt Williams was vague on why.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:21 PM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tanner Roark, Washington Nationals

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/31/2014

Nationals 2014: The best case and the worst case

On opening day, we present our annual best case and worst scenario for each Nationals player.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Brushback, Washington Nationals

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 03/26/2014

More Nationals news on the DC Sports Bog

The baseball season is fast approaching, which means the DC Sports Bog is all over the Nationals.

By Post Sports  |  04:47 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 03/23/2014

The Nationals win challenge on stolen base call

For the first time this spring, Matt Williams challenged a call and got it reversed.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:03 PM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Nationals, Spring Training

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Tanner Roark, Taylor Jordan, Chris Young take aim at fifth spot in Nationals rotation

It’s a big moment for the Nationals’ fifth start competition, with Taylor Jordan pitching a day after Tanner Roark’s impressive performance.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Brushback, Washington Nationals

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/15/2014

Mark Lerner on Nationals Park roof: ‘I don’t believe it’s going to happen’

After months of silence despite requests for comment, a member of the team’s ownership group finally address the rejected roof proposal.

By James Wagner  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark Lerner, Nationals Park

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 03/09/2014

Stephen Strasburg’s solid second start -- and other notes

The right-hander allowed one run over three innings and induced two double plays.

By James Wagner  |  07:23 PM ET, 03/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Storen, matt williams, Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 02/23/2014

Stephen Strasburg makes an impression, Ross Detwiler’s cutter cuts, Bryce Harper almost hits one over a pond

Stephen Strasburg and Ross Detwiler worked on new pitches during the Nationals’ live batting practice.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:14 PM ET, 02/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, ross detwiler, Spring Training, Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals

Posted at 09:28 PM ET, 02/17/2014

Sammy Solis arrives, Matt Purke impresses and Gio Gonzalez gets pranked

Sammy Solis can finally focus on pitching again, plus other notes from the Nationals’ workout.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:28 PM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sammy Solis, Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 02/16/2014

Wrapping up today’s workout: Ryan Zimmerman arrives, Matt Williams gives signs, Felipe Rivero throws

Ryan Zimmerman had a first baseman’s mitt waiting for him in Viera, and other notes from Day 2.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:52 PM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pitchers and catchers, Ryan Zimmerman, Washington Nationals

Posted at 08:56 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Strasburg, Nats avoid arbitration, agree to $3.975M deal

The Nationals and right-hander Stephen Strasburg avoid arbitration with the pitcher agreeing to a new $3.975 million deal.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:56 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Stephen Strasburg; Nationals

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Excerpts from our Reddit AMA on the Nationals

Both of us were guests in a Reddit AMA on the Nationals on Wednesday and there were some highlights.

By James Wagner  |  03:02 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals Q&A

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 01/02/2014

Nationals Q&A: Masahiro Tanaka, Bryce Harper, Danny Espinosa, MASN

In other installment of our Q&A, we tackle a range of questions from the rotation, infield and TV contract.

By James Wagner  |  10:55 AM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals Q&A

Posted at 07:33 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Nationals re-sign Will Rhymes to minor league deal

The Nats re-signed Will Rhymes and invited the versatile infielder to spring training.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:33 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals, Will Rhymes

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/27/2013

Nationals Q&A: Got a question?

Still have baseball on your mind in late December? Ask us your Nationals offseason questions.

By James Wagner  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals Q&A

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Mike Rizzo on Nate McLouth and the Nationals’ bench

The Nationals could still tweak the bench, including adding a backup catcher, but appear happy with the roster improvements.

By James Wagner  |  07:10 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike rizzo, Nate McLouth, Washington Nationals

Posted at 08:13 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Nationals acquire Doug Fister for Steve Lombardozzi, Ian Krol, Robbie Ray

The Nationals bolstered their rotation with a major trade to acquire tall right-hander Doug Fister.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:13 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doug fister, Washington Nationals

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Nationals Q&A: Potential starters, bench upgrades, Anthony Rendon and more

Tackling a range of issues, from the bench to the bullpen to Anthony Rendon to a case for Robinson Cano.

By James Wagner  |  03:33 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals Q&A

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Nationals Q&A: Got a question?

In the second installment of our Q&A, we seek questions from you on the Nationals.

By James Wagner  |  11:16 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals Q&A

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Bloomberg: Nationals worth $850 million

The Nationals — including stakes in MASN and other media — are worth an estimated $850 million.

By James Wagner  |  03:52 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Nationals Q&A: Manager search, Drew Storen’s future, starting rotation and more

In our first question-and-answer forum with readers, we tackle the managerial search, the bullpen, a TV deal and more.

By James Wagner  |  09:01 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals Q&A

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Nationals Q&A: Dissecting 2013 and looking ahead to winter

Submit your questions about the Nats, the impending offseason and managerial search, and we will answer them next week.

By James Wagner  |  02:47 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals Q&A

Posted at 08:04 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Mathematically eliminated, the Nationals are still playing their regulars

Davey Johnson wants to make the Cardinals have to earn their NL Central title.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:04 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  davey johnson, denard span, playing out the string, Washington Nationals

Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Steve Lombardozzi leads the majors in pinch hits

Steve Lombardozzi has been a strong spot on a weak bench, but will it lead to more playing time?

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:17 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  davey johnson, Steve Lombardozzi, Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 09/22/2013

With Nationals loss, the Braves clinch the NL East

The Nationals reign atop the NL East was short-lived.

By James Wagner  |  06:17 PM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Braves, nationals-braves

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 09/22/2013

Explaining the Nationals-Marlins postponement

MLB takes charge in schedule changes during the final series between teams.

By James Wagner  |  11:13 AM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals-Marlins, rain delay

Posted at 11:39 PM ET, 09/21/2013

After long rain delay, Nationals-Marlins doubleheader on tap for Sunday

The Nationals and Marlins waited almost four hours to play, and instead they will play a doubleheader tomorrow.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:39 PM ET, 09/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals, rain delay

Posted at 08:35 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Ian Desmond hit by Henderson Alvarez after Bryce Harper home run; Randy Knorr ejected (updated)

A day after both benches were warned in a Braves-Nationals game, the benches are warned again in the Marlins-Nationals game.

By James Wagner  |  08:35 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals-Marlins

Posted at 09:29 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Fredi Gonzalez, Alex Wood ejected from Nationals-Braves game, warnings issued

More drama in a Nationals-Braves game.

By James Wagner  |  09:29 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nationals-braves

Posted at 11:57 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Tanner Roark’s incredible start built on command, feel for pitching

Pitcher Tanner Roark has been a revelation since the Nationals promoted him in early August.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:57 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tanner Roark, Washington Nationals

Posted at 12:21 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Bryce Harper ready to return Wednesday

After a difficult season on the injury front, Bryce Harper is feeling healthy and ready to return for the Nationals’ final 18 games.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:21 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

Posted at 08:05 PM ET, 09/10/2013

The Nationals are selling playoff tickets to season-ticket holders

The Nationals may have long odds at October, but they’re selling tickets anyway.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:05 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  playoff tickets, Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Roger Bernadina faces the Nationals for first time

The former longest-tenured player in the franchise faces his old teammates for the first time.

By James Wagner  |  06:36 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  davey johnson, roger bernadina, Washington Nationals

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 09/01/2013

Erik Davis, Ian Krol and Sandy Leon are Nationals’ first September call-ups

More additions to the newly expanded roster are expected.

By James Wagner  |  04:04 PM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  call-ups, erik davis, Ian Krol, Minor leagues, Nationals roster, roster, Sandy Leon, September call-ups

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 08/31/2013

Danny Espinosa will not be one of the Nationals’ September call-ups

GM Mike Rizzo has told the talented but struggling infielder that his season will end in Class AAA Syracuse this weekend, casting a shadow over his future with the organization.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:16 PM ET, 08/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Danny Espinosa, Nationals call-ups, Nationals roster, September call-ups

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Potomac Nationals earn right to spend first round at home

The advanced Class A Potomac Nationals will play their first-round playoff games at home after winning both halves in the Northern Division.

By Lacy Lusk  |  12:09 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Blake Schwartz, Minor League Report, Potomac Nationals

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 08/27/2013

The Nationals' potential September call-ups

The Nats play only five more games before rosters expand Sept. 1, when teams are eligible to call up any player on the 40-man roster.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:35 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals call-ups, September call-ups

Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 08/25/2013

Bryce Harper homers with a sore foot, and Denard Span takes his mom's advice

Bryce Harper stayed in after he fouled a ball off his foot, and Denard Span took advantage of a first pitch thanks to a text from his mom.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:32 PM ET, 08/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, denard span, Washington Nationals

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Harrisburg could be Nats' fourth minor league playoff team

Class AA Harrisburg is on track to join Potomac, Hagerstown and the Gulf Coast League Nationals as Washington affiliates in minor league postseasons.

By Lacy Lusk  |  01:05 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Harrisburg Senators, Minor League Report, Nationals farm system

Posted at 08:16 PM ET, 08/17/2013

Taylor Jordan shut down for the season, Tyler Moore returns

The Nationals didn't want to risk any injury so they placed right-hander is placed on the DL with a back strain, ending his season.

By James Wagner  |  08:16 PM ET, 08/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Taylor Jordan, Tyler Moore, Washington Nationals

Posted at 08:04 PM ET, 08/17/2013

Stephen Strasburg hits Justin Upton a day after Bryce Harper is hit, then gets ejected after wild pitches (updated)

The Nationals starter hits the Braves outfielder in apparent retaliation for the repeated plunkings of Harper.

By James Wagner  |  08:04 PM ET, 08/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 08/17/2013

Drew Storen's strong return

The reliever tossed a scoreless inning in his first appearance since returning from the minors.

By James Wagner  |  12:36 PM ET, 08/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Storen, Ian Krol, Nationals' pitchers, Pitchers, Ross Ohlendorf, Taylor Jordan

Posted at 11:53 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Jayson Werth on Charlie Manuel, the manager who most formed his career

"I owe him a lot," Jayson Werth said about Charlie Manuel, who was let go on Friday as the Phillies' manager.

By James Wagner  |  11:53 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charlie Manuel, Jayson Werth, Washington Nationals

Posted at 07:08 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Wilson Ramos back after hamstring scare

The catcher says he feels a lot better, returning after missing two games with a tweaked hamstring.

By James Wagner  |  07:08 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  davey johnson, Washington Nationals, wilson ramos

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Wilson Ramos' hamstring injury appears minor, to miss a few days

The catcher says the discomfort was less and in a different spot than his two previous strains.

By James Wagner  |  07:16 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  davey johnson, Washington Nationals, wilson ramos

Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Davey Johnson says Gio Gonzalez-Jayson Werth spat shows Nationals 'have a pulse'

Davey Johnson thought the confrontation between Jayson Werth and Gio Gonzalez showed the Nats still have life.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:54 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  davey johnson, Gio Gonzalez, Jayson Werth, Washingtoin Nationals, Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Gio Gonzalez's back feeling better, other rotation health updates

Gio Gonzalez pitched through a stiff back last night, but he expects to make his next start with no issues.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:21 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Ross Ohlendorf, Rotation, Washington Nationals

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Gio Gonzalez and Jayson Werth exchange words after first inning of Nationals-Giants game

The two players appear to be involved in an argument after the first inning, with Gonzalez held back by a coach.

By James Wagner  |  08:15 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Jayson Werth, Washington Nationals

Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Updates Ross Detwiler, Ross Ohlendorf and Taylor Jordan

Ohlendorf is expected to make another rehab start later this week, Detwiler is about a week away from baseball activities and Jordan is feeling the wear of this season's workload.

By James Wagner  |  07:29 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ross detwiler, Ross Ohlendorf, Taylor Jordan, Washington Nationals

Posted at 09:22 PM ET, 08/11/2013

Jayson Werth, Davey Johnson leave early, should be fine

Davey Johnson (back) and Jayson Werth (knee) both had to leave the Nationals' victory early, but they both should be fine after an off day.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:22 PM ET, 08/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  davey johnson, Jayson Werth, Washington Nationals

Posted at 12:28 AM ET, 08/11/2013

Taylor Jordan will get another start, and more from the Nationals' win

The Nationals' 8-5 victory over the Phillies belonged to Jayson Werth, but the key moments and important contributors came bursting out of the box score.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:28 AM ET, 08/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Taylor Jordan, Washington Nationals

Posted at 11:45 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Dan Haren becomes 13th pitcher in MLB history to defeat all 30 teams

The right-hander becomes the third active pitcher to accomplish the feat.

By James Wagner  |  11:45 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dan haren, Washington Nationals

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Ross Ohlendorf to begin rehab assignment Saturday; Ross Detwiler progressing

The right-handed reliever will start his rehab assignment on Saturday. The left-handed starter will still rest his back for a full month despite improvement.

By James Wagner  |  07:10 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ross detwiler, Ross Ohlendorf, Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Scott Hairston could give the Nationals a right-handed option at first base

Scott Hairston may give Davey Johnson the right-handed first base option he has been lacking.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:36 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals, Scott Hairston, Washington Nationals

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 08/02/2013

NL East has been MLB's least in 2013

The NL East has been baseball's worst division this season by just about any measure.

By Barry Svrluga  |  03:40 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlanta Braves, Braves, Marlins, Mets, Miami Marlins, Nationals, NL East, Phillies, Sunday baseball insider, Washington Nationals

Posted at 11:56 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Tyler Clippard sounds off after Nationals demote Drew Storen

The Nationals exposed simmering resentment about their decision to acquire Rafael Soriano when they optioned Drew Storen to the minor leagues.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:56 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  davey johnson, Drew Storen, rafael soriano, Tyler Clippard, Washington Nationals

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Reassessing the Nats' pitching staff through 100 games

With what appears to be a middle-of-the-pack defense, the Nats staff has still managed to put up solid numbers through 100 games.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  04:04 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Analytics, Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals' pitchers, PITCHf/X, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 07/13/2013

Ross Ohlendorf adjusting well to the bullpen

Since he joined the bullpen nearly three weeks ago, the right-hander has performed well.

By James Wagner  |  11:32 AM ET, 07/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bullpen, Nationals relievers, Ross Ohlendorf

Posted at 12:18 AM ET, 07/06/2013

Davey Johnson's lineup switch paying off

Desperate to spark his sputtering offense, Davey Johnson switched Ian Desmond and Jayson Werth in the lineup. It's worked.

By Chelsea Janes  |  12:18 AM ET, 07/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  davey johnson, ian desmon, Jayson Werth, Nationals

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 07/06/2013

Davey Johnson to rest Bryce Harper the next two days

Davey Johnson plans to rest Bryce Harper on Saturday and Sunday

By Chelsea Janes  |  12:06 AM ET, 07/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, davey johnson, Nationals

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 07/05/2013

Jason Marquis returns to Nationals Park

Former Nationals starter Jason Marquis returns to the Nationals Park mound for the first time since leaving the club in 2011.

By Chelsea Janes  |  07:25 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jason Marquis, Jordan Zimmerman, Nationals, Nationals Park, Padres, Zach Walters

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 07/04/2013

After strong stretch, Nationals reliever Drew Storen stumbles again

The right-handed reliever had allowed an earned run in 16 of 17 outings before Wednesday -- and then seven runs in two games after.

By James Wagner  |  05:28 PM ET, 07/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Storen, Milwaukee Brewers, Washington Nationals

Posted at 08:43 PM ET, 06/30/2013

Dan Haren may have been more hurt than he thought

Rest and a cortisone made more of a difference than Dan Haren imagined it would when he went on the DL.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:43 PM ET, 06/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dan haren, Nationals

Posted at 07:34 PM ET, 06/23/2013

Dan Haren to be placed on the disabled list with shoulder stiffness

Dan Haren wanted to keep pitching, but he accepted the Nationals' decision to put him on the DL.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:34 PM ET, 06/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dan haren, Nationals, Washington Nationals

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Denard Span returns; Nationals-Phillies lineups

The Nats outfielder returns two days after fouling a ball off his foot for the third time this season.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  04:23 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  denard span, Lineups, Nationals-Phillies

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 06/09/2013

Denard Span out of the Nationals' Game 1 lineup with bruised foot

With Denard Span out of the lineup, the Nationals will turn to little-used rookie Jeff Kobernus as their leadoff hitter.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:52 AM ET, 06/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jeff Kobernus, Lineup, nationals lineup

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 06/06/2013

The meaning of getting blown out

The Nationals have suffered an alarming number of big losses, a troubling sign for their chances to getting their season in order.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:27 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  losing, Nationals

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Nationals DFA Henry Rodriguez, Zach Duke; Danny Espinosa to the DL

Washington designates Henry Rodriguez and Zach Duke for assignment, places Danny Espinosa on the disabled list and makes other changes to the roster.

By Adam Kilgore and James Wagner  |  04:26 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Rendon, Danny Espinosa, Henry Rodriguez, Nationals roster, Zach Duke

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Gems can be found in the second round of the MLB draft

The Nationals don't have any picks in next week's draft until No. 68, but that doesn't mean future major leaguers won't be available.

By Lacy Lusk  |  10:16 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB Draft, Nationals draft

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 06/02/2013

Nationals 'overly optimistic' about Stephen Strasburg lat strain, says one medical official

Stephen Strasburg may throw a bullpen session Wednesday, but one medical official believes the Nationals may need to be more careful.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:22 PM ET, 06/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 05/26/2013

Bryce Harper could miss a few games with sore left knee, deal with injury all season

The Nationals outfielder aggravates his left knee, an injury he says he may have to deal with all season.

By James Wagner  |  06:39 PM ET, 05/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Nationals' injuries

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 05/25/2013

Ross Detwiler cleared to start on Tuesday

The left-hander was cleared to return to the mound after missing only one start with a slight oblique strain.

By James Wagner  |  06:08 PM ET, 05/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals' pitchers, ross detwiler, Starting pitchers

Posted at 09:18 PM ET, 04/28/2013

Adam LaRoche will remain in the lineup, and Wilson Ramos is returning to it

Manager Davey Johnson is sticking with Adam LaRoche though his hellacious slump.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:18 PM ET, 04/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Atlanta Braves, davey johnson, Nationals, wilson ramos

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/22/2013

The Nationals had perfect timing for Anthony Rendon's service time

The Nationals guaranteed themselves an extra year of contractual control of Anthony Rendon while maximizing his potential impact in 2013.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Rendon, Nationals

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 04/17/2013

Too early to worry about the Nationals?

The short answer: yes.

By James Wagner  |  01:29 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Should the Nats sell the naming rights to Nationals Park?

An expert estimated naming-rights deal would bring $10 million to $15 million a year for 20 years or more.

By James Wagner  |  12:23 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals Park, Stadium

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Nationals hope to avoid arbitration with Jordan Zimmermann

The Nationals general manager says he is open to long-term extensions for Zimmermann and Ian Desmond.

By James Wagner  |  01:08 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  arbitration, Nationals, Nationals roster

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Nationals preview 2013: The pitching staff

A look at the Nationals' pitchers in 2013.

By Harry Pavlidis  |  02:20 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 preview, Analytics, Bullpen, Nationals' pitchers, pitching staff, starting rotation

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 03/27/2013

Nationals valued at $631 million by Forbes, ranked 14th

Nationals, Forbes, franchise value, Lerners,

By James Wagner  |  04:28 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 03/25/2013

Steven Souza's emergence and other Nationals minor league notes

Minor leaguer has "turned a corner" in the Nationals' eyes

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:25 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minor leagues, Nationals

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Denard Span and Ben Revere, from friends to friendly 'enemies'

The two outfielders and buddies played together from 2010 to 2012 in Minnesota and, by fate, wound up in the same division. A look at how their dynamic changes.

By James Wagner  |  11:31 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  denard span, Phillies-Nationals

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Did Roy Halladay retaliate for Stephen Strasburg hitting Chase Utley?

A winter of words waged between both teams, and on Wednesday this rivalry added another chapter.

By James Wagner  |  05:01 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chase Utley, Phillies-Nationals, Roy Halladay, Stephen Strasburg, Tyler Moore

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Chris Young takes next step in minor league game

Pitcher says he's ready to face big leaguers after he threw 41 pitches in a minor league game.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:13 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Young, Nationals, Starting pitchers

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 01/31/2013

Brian Schneider retires; how many '05 Nats are left?

Just for fun, Barry Svrluga looks back at the 2005 Nationals roster.

By Barry Svrluga  |  03:03 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2005 Nationals, Nats history

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Nationals hope to avoid arbitration with Jordan Zimmermann

The Nationals general manager says he is open to long-term extensions for Zimmermann and Ian Desmond.

By James Wagner  |  02:28 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  arbitration, Nationals, Nationals roster

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Nationals batting practice pitcher sues Phillies, GM Ruben Amaro Jr.

Ali Modami, a batting practice pitcher for the Nationals last season, sues his former employer and its general manager, claiming he was defamed.

By James Wagner  |  02:38 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals-Phillies

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 10/19/2012

How teams with the best record have fared the next season

Historically, teams with the best record one season do well the next season. Most returned to the playoffs the following year.

By James Wagner  |  04:59 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLB, Nationals, Nationals playoffs, Nationals postseason, playoffs

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Cardinals say Nationals’ inexperience led to Game 5 comeback

In a St. Louis Post-Dispatch column, the Cardinals say the Nationals' inexperience gave them confidence to come back in Game 5.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:15 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 08:39 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Nationals offense continues to struggle in the NLDS

The Nationals have won two games in the series in spite of their sputtering offense. They've been outscored 23-9 and stranded 30 runners.

By James Wagner  |  08:39 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Edwin Jackson available out of the bullpen for extra innings in Game 5

The right-handed starter, who last pitched on Wednesday, would appear in Friday's game if the Nationals-Cardinals went to extra innings.

By James Wagner  |  07:24 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Nationals vs. Cardinals lineups: NLDS Game 5

The Nationals and Cardinals turn to Gio Gonzalez and Adam Wainwright, respectively, with elimination on the line in Game 5.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:16 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lineup, NLDS, NLDS Game 5, NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 10/12/2012

The Nationals best two pitchers in the NLDS? Tyler Clippard, Drew Storen

The back end of the bullpen duo have allowed no hits or runs, walked two and struck out eight in five combined appearances.

By James Wagner  |  12:17 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 11:20 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Cardinals’ Lance Lynn on Jayson Werth’s marathon at-bat, walk-off homer: ‘He beat me’

Jayson Werth's marathon at-bat and walk-off homerun as viewed from the perspective of the pitcher he was dueling, Lance Lynn.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:20 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jayson Werth, Lance Lynn, NLDS, NLDS Game 4, NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Why Nationals pitchers are struggling

Nationals pitchers, long the strength during the season, are leaving too many balls up in the strike zone. They insist it's not because they're tired.

By James Wagner  |  04:18 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Davey Johnson: ‘It’s too early in October to be thinking about going home’

As the Nationals play for the season, Davey Johnson is not changing his approach.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:22 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Why Danny Espinosa has bunted three straight games

The second baseman, with 17 home runs this season but in a mini-slump now, has attempted a bunt in three straight playoff games.

By James Wagner  |  02:25 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Jordan Zimmermann will be available out of the bullpen in Game 4

The right-handed starter threw only 63 pitches in his Game 2 loss on Monday, and will be the first reliever out of the bullpen if Ross Detwiler struggles.

By James Wagner  |  01:40 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Nationals vs. Cardinals lineups: NLDS Game 4

The Nationals turn to Ross Detwiler in Game 4 with their season on the line.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:03 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lineup, NLDS, NLDS Game 4, NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 08:21 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Pete Kozma, Daniel Descalso giving St. Louis Cardinals key contributions

It's not only the usual suspects helping to fuel the Cardinals' offense in the NLDS; the unheralded middle infielders have also made big plays.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:21 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Descalso, NLDS, NLDS Game 3, NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals, Pete Kozma, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Ross Detwiler vows to be more aggressive in NLDS Game 4 start

The left-handed starter will make his first-ever postseason start on Thursday, hoping to forget his last outing against the Cardinals.

By James Wagner  |  12:55 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 10/10/2012

The biggest Nationals game since baseball returned is personal for Edwin Jackson

The first major league postseason game in Washington since the 1933 World Series doubles as the Nationals’ most important game since baseball returned.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:21 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Cardinals turn to returning ace Chris Carpenter in Game 3

Chris Carpenter has plenty of postseason experience but he'll start Game 3 Wednesday having thrown just 17 innings in 2012 after undergoing surgery.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:34 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Carpenter, NLDS, NLDS Game 3, NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Nationals vs. Cardinals lineups: NLDS Game 3

Both the Nationals and Cards will stick with their usual lineups for Game 3 at Nationals Park.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:12 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lineup, NLDS, NLDS Game 3, NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Nationals have gotten a good look at the Cardinals’ bullpen

Because Jaime Garcia left Game 2 with a shoulder injury after two innings, they tapped out the Cardinals’ bullpen.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:56 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Frank Robinson to throw out first pitch

Former Nationals manager Frank Robinson will throw out the first pitch at the first postseason baseball game in Washington since 1933 on Wednesday.

By Barry Svrluga  |  06:33 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  frank robinson, National League Division Series, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Nationals excited for historic first home playoff game in NLDS Game 3

“We’re all excited to go out there tomorrow, in front of our fans, in front of a full stadium of Nationals fans finally and see what it’s like,” Ryan Zimmerman said.

By James Wagner  |  06:15 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Sean Burnett says he’s fine after worst outing of the season

The left-handed reliever, who battled injury in his throwing elbow a month ago, struggled but says he feels fine.

By James Wagner  |  04:05 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Jaime Garcia off Cardinals’ NLDS roster, Shelby Miller added

Starting pitcher Jaime Garcia is removed from the Cardinals' NLDS roster because of an injury allowing the defending World Series champions to add a fresh arm to their bullpen for the rest of the series.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:29 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NLDS, NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 11:39 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Cardinals Jon Jay makes defensive play of the series in Game 2

Cardinals' center fielder Jon Jay made the defensive play of the series with his leaping catch in the sixth inning of Game 2.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:39 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jon Jay, NLDS Game 2, NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 11:32 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Cardinals Jaime Garcia’s status uncertain with shoulder injury

Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia underwent an MRI on his throwing shoulder Monday and, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatched, will be removed from the postseason roster.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:32 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jaime Garcia, NLDS Game 2, NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 10/08/2012

About the Cardinals’ decision to use only one left-handed reliever during the NLDS

The Cardinals decision to use only one left-handed reliever during the NLDS will continue to play a prominent role in the strategy of both sides.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:43 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NLDS, NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Danny Espinosa feels healthy, struggled with Adam Wainwright and shadows

The Nationals second baseman, in his first-ever playoff game, went 0-for-4 and was asked to bunt in his final at-bat. He says he's healthy.

By James Wagner  |  05:01 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Bryce Harper battling strep throat, feels better Monday

The rookie went 0 for 5 with two strikeouts in his first game but not because of the strep throat.

By James Wagner  |  04:42 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 10/08/2012

NLDS Game 2 a ‘must-win’ for Cardinals, Adam LaRoche says

The Nationals victory yesterday, with three games left at home, swung the 2-3 format wildly in their favor.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:12 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Nationals-Cardinals will start at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Nationals Park

Game 3 of the NLDS, the first home game in Nationals history, will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Nationals Park and will be broadcast on MLB Network.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:54 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Nationals vs. Cardinals lineups: NLDS Game 2

Both the Nats and Cardinals are sticking with their lineups from the series opener in Game 2.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:52 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lineup, NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 10/08/2012

The Nationals’ overlooked contributions from Game 1

Our coverage blanketed yesterday’s Game 1 victory, but three important contributions from Nationals players went overlooked:

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:15 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 10:37 PM ET, 10/07/2012

Adam Wainwright: Cardinals are ‘not hanging our heads’ after Game 1 loss

The Cardinals are disappointed they lost Game 1, but they're far from worried about having to come from behind in a playoff series.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:37 PM ET, 10/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Wainwright, Cardinals, Jason Motte, NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals, St. Louis Cardinals

Posted at 10:06 PM ET, 10/07/2012

Gio Gonzalez battled command, weather, layoff to keep Nationals close

In his first-ever postseason start, the left-hander struggled immensely with his command but found a way to allow only two runs.

By James Wagner  |  10:06 PM ET, 10/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 10/07/2012

The Cardinals look like the Nationals’ toughest opponent in the playoffs

The Cardinals might be the toughest match-up for the Nationals in the entire field, American League or National League.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:25 PM ET, 10/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 09:58 PM ET, 10/06/2012

NLDS notes: Ryan Zimmerman enters the postseason, Christian Garcia’s impact, the Nationals’ view of Adam Wainwright

Ryan Zimmerman doesn't have to watch, Christian Garcia could be a major factor and the Nationals respect Adam Wainwright.

By Adam Kilgore  |  09:58 PM ET, 10/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 08:52 PM ET, 10/06/2012

Will the Nationals’ three days off before NLDS help or hurt?

One consequence of MLB’s new playoff format is the difference in schedule between the top seed and the wild card.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:52 PM ET, 10/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 08:44 PM ET, 10/06/2012

Gio Gonzalez excited for NLDS Game 1 start against Cardinals

The excitable 27-year-old left-handed starter is anxious to take the mound in his first playoff game and honored that he will pitch the first game.

By James Wagner  |  08:44 PM ET, 10/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NLDS: Nationals-Cardinals

Posted at 07:28 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Mike Rizzo under contract for one more guaranteed year, two club options

According to people familiar with the details of Mike Rizzo’s contract, only the first three years are guaranteed and the final two years – 2014 and 2015 – are option years that can be exercised by the team

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:28 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mike rizzo, Washingtion Nationals, Washington Nationals

Posted at 12:26 AM ET, 09/22/2012

Edwin Jackson bounces back, relies on pennant race experience

The right-hander, the only Nationals starter with playoff experience, channels his pennant race experience in masterful Friday start.

By James Wagner  |  12:26 AM ET, 09/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edwin Jackson, Nationals rotation

Posted at 10:02 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Nationals beat Dodgers, 4-1, to secure first Washington postseason berth since 1933

The Nationals defeated the Dodgers, 4-1, and have guaranteed a trip to the postseason.

By James Wagner  |  10:02 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ross detwiler, Washington Nationals

Posted at 10:18 PM ET, 09/15/2012

The Nationals don’t need to win Sunday against the Braves, but it wouldn’t hurt

It would be reactionary, and probably even disingenuous, to say the Nationals need to win tomorrow against the Braves. But it would give them one less thing to worry about.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:18 PM ET, 09/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nationals-braves

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 09/15/2012

The Nationals are about to be everywhere

The Nationals’ success in the playoffs has yet to be determined. But as a commodity people want to watch, there is no question they have arrived.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:22 AM ET, 09/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 09/14/2012

Michael Morse likely out for entire Nationals-Braves series

Michael Morse’s power has been lacking as he has played through a wrist injury, and the Nationals want him fully healthy for the stretch run and postseason.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:51 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  michael morse, Nationals' injuries

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Boswell: Nats pitchers and stolen bases

Tom Boswell says the Nationals pitching staff has one problem -- the number of stolen bases it surrenders. And he says the problem could become a bigger issue down the stretch.

By Tom Boswell  |  01:08 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals relievers, Nationals' pitchers, Nationals' pitching

Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 09/07/2012

Davey Johnson lauds umpires after Nationals-Cubs brawl

The Nationals have not heard from Major League Baseball regarding their benches-clearing confrontation with the Cubs last night, or about a possible suspension for reliever Michael Gonzalez.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:49 PM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals-Cubs fight

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Nationals-Cubs bench-clearing incidents: a wild night at the ballpark

Much occurred in Thursday's two bench-clearing incidents between the Nationals and Cubs. A look at the repercussions and more.

By James Wagner  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals-Cubs fight

Posted at 09:30 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Benches clear twice in Nationals-Cubs game, four ejected

Nationals and Cubs players and coaches get into two bench-clearing exchanges, the second of which included shoving between players in the sixth inning of Thursday’s game.

By James Wagner  |  09:30 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals-Cubs fight

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Danny Espinosa key to the Nationals’ offensive outburst

Danny Espinosa has put his first half behind him and become one of the top two-way second basemen in the league.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Danny Espinosa, danny espinosa; ian desmond; morning brushback; washington nationals; nationals beat cubs;, Morning Brushback

Posted at 12:15 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Bryce Harper blasts two homers, ranks third all-time among teenagers

Bryce Harper's home runs gave him 17, which moved him to third-most all-time for a teenager in a single season.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:15 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

Posted at 12:08 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Nationals vs. Cubs: Washington ties team record with six home runs in a rout

Faced with a recent reminder of their recent past, the Nationals continued to roll into uncharted territory by blasting the downtrodden Cubs.

By James Wagner  |  12:08 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals vs. Cubs

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 09/03/2012

Christian Garcia, after a long path from injury, finally gets his call-up

After recovering from two Tommy John surgeries, Christian Garcia is called up to the majors for the first time.

By James Wagner  |  01:54 PM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christian Garcia, Nationals call-ups, Nationals relievers, Nationals' pitchers

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 09/03/2012

Sean Burnett dealing with irritation in his left elbow, will rest for a couple days

Reliever Sean Burnett has experienced irritation in his left elbow and will rest for a couple days.

By James Wagner  |  12:58 PM ET, 09/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals, Nationals' injuries, Nationals' pitchers, Nationals' pitching, Sean Burnett

Posted at 10:36 PM ET, 09/02/2012

How Kurt Suzuki worked with Nationals coaches to shorten his swing, spark hitting surge

Working with Nationals Manager Davey Johnson and hitting coach Rick Eckstein, Kurt Suzuki shortened his swing and it sparked a recent hitting surge.

By James Wagner  |  10:36 PM ET, 09/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kurt Suzuki, washington nationals

Posted at 09:40 PM ET, 09/02/2012

President Obama asked about Stephen Strasburg shutdown

The President's press secretary is asked about baseball fan Obama's thoughts on Stephen Strasburg's shutdown.

By James Wagner  |  09:40 PM ET, 09/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, washington nationals

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Jayson Werth, Bryce Harper give Nationals a dynamic 1-2 punch

Johnson did not envision Werth as a leadoff hitter this season, but he has been a perfect fit as the Nationals have played with a full complement for the first time all year.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:00 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bryce harper, jayson werth, leadoff hitter, Morning Brushback, washington nationals

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 07/30/2012

Nationals’ unheralded contributor: their defense

Not to be lost among the strong pitching performances and the offensive bursts is the effectiveness of the team’s defense.

By James Wagner  |  02:22 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington nationals

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Nationals’ home attendance is up

Five of the 10 most-attended games in Nationals Park history have occurred this season.

By James Wagner  |  08:31 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 06/17/2012

Brad Lidge designated for assignment; Ryan Mattheus reinstated from the disabled list

The 35-year old reliever and former closer was ineffective since returning from injury.

By James Wagner  |  12:55 PM ET, 06/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Nationals-Blue Jays lineup

Bryce Harper is back in the lineup.

By Washington Post sports editors  |  03:05 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 06/06/2012

The Nationals will probably use an eight-man bullpen

The Nationals will use an eight-man bullpen once Brad Lidge and Ryan Mattheus come off the disabled list, but they’ll still need to make a tough choice.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:48 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Ryan Zimmerman: ‘I just stink right now’

The third baseman kills a rally in the eighth inning and admits he “stinks” right now at the plate.

By James Wagner  |  08:04 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington nationals

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Davey Johnson wants Danny Espinosa to change his approach

Davey Johnson believes Danny Espinosa needs to alter his approach at the plate.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:30 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Stephen Strasburg still on track after bullpen session

Stephen Strasburg felt “great” throwing his bullpen session today, another sign he’ll make his next start with no issue.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:25 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Ian Desmond credits home run binge to ‘Daddy strength’

Ian Desmond has a funny explanation for his recent power surge at the plate.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:49 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Stephen Strasburg will make his next start on schedule after arm fatigue Sunday

The Nationals do not appear concerned about the arm fatigue that ended Stephen Strasburg’s start an inning early Sunday.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:53 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Bryce Harper on playing in Philly: ‘Hopefully I get a couple of boos ... and they don’t throw any batteries’

The Phillies are improved, the Nationals are dealing with injuries and Harper heads north for a trip.

By James Wagner  |  08:23 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  washington nationals

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Timetable for Michael Morse’s return could accelerate

Injured outfielder Michael Morse is feeling good and could return to the Nationals’ lineup well before the stated target date of June 8.

By Dave Sheinin  |  05:39 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Drew Storen tosses, still aiming for return around the all-star break

Drew Storen has begun a long, tedious throwing program as Davey Johnson sticks by Henry Rodriguez.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:50 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Chase Headley, Sandy Leon meet the day after their collision

Chase Headley apologized to Sandy Leon, who says he could return in four weeks.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:59 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sandy Leon, Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Stephen Strasburg had issue with Hot Stuff ointment in rocky outing, Davey Johnson says

Davey Johnson said Stephen Strasburg had Hot Stuff in the wrong place Tuesday afternoon.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:24 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Chien-Ming Wang will make another rehab start as Nationals buy time on rotation decision

The Nationals will give Chien-Ming Wang another rehab start, which allows them to buy time in making a tricky decision with their rotation.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:41 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 05/12/2012

Bryce Harper fine, and fortunate, the day after he became Bam Bam

Last night Bryce Harper texted Davey Johnson that he wanted to play today. Johnson says the injury could have been far worse.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:39 PM ET, 05/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 05/12/2012

Roger Bernadina making the most of his latest chance

The Nationals are giving Roger Bernadina another opportunity to assert himself, and he responded with home runs in consecutive games.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:05 PM ET, 05/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roger Bernadina, Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 05/11/2012

Bryce Harper loves getting booed

As the 19-year-old rookie prepares to play in his third road city, he says being booed is a sign of respect.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:50 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Chien-Ming Wang to make rehab start at Syracuse tonight, return not imminent

Chien-Ming Wang will pitch in Syracuse tonight, but he’ll make at least one more rehab appearance before he returns to the majors.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:45 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Davey Johnson sticks with Danny Espinosa as sophomore slump continues

Davey Johnson says Danny Espinosa will be back in the lineup tonight even as his vicious sophomore slump continues.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:10 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Nationals sign reliever Mike Gonzalez to help bullpen depth

The Nationals agree to a deal with veteran reliever Mike Gonzalez to bolster their bullpen depth.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:20 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Mike Rizzo fined by MLB for comments about Cole Hamels

The league fined Mike Rizzo an undiscloed amount for his comments on Cole Hamels.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:14 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Davey Johnson on Natitude: ‘What’s going to sell tickets is if we win ballgames’

Manager Davey Johnson says the Nationals will take back Nationals Park by winning, not marketing.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:53 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Mark DeRosa out at least 2-3 weeks with oblique strain, Tyler Moore will come off bench

Even with Mark DeRosa on the disabled list for at least two or three weeks, Tyler Moore will remain in a bench role.

By Adam Kilgore  |  05:17 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Bryce Harper has a plan in the batter’s box

At the plate, Bryce Harper displays nuance beyond his 19 years.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:01 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 04/28/2012

Don’t be surprised if Bryce Harper bunts in his major league debut

In several debut-type games, Bryce Harper has tried to lay one down and leg it out.

By Adam Kilgore  |  03:51 PM ET, 04/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 04/26/2012

Nationals minor leagues: How Hagerstown scored 24 runs and the rise of Danny Rosenbaum

Hagerstown scored 24 runs, Syracuse hit two grand slams and Danny Rosenbaum continued his rise.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:28 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 04/26/2012

The Nationals’ starting rotation by the numbers

The Nationals’ rotation has become difficult to place into perspective, producing layer upon layer of absurdity.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:43 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Reliever Lidge dealing with vertigo

Disorder has bothered pitcher for four days, according to Manager Davey Johnson.

By Gene Wang  |  06:24 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 04/14/2012

Nationals-Reds discussion thread: Game 9

The Nationals can at least win the series with a victory today, after two straight walk-off wins to open their first homestand.

By James Wagner  |  03:09 PM ET, 04/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Drew Storen relieved, in good spirits after surgery

A day after undergoing surgery, Drew Storen feels relieved and confident in a full return.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:07 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Michael Morse shut down for six weeks after re-aggravating lat strain

Michael Morse will miss an extended period of games after re-injuring his strained right lat.

By Adam Kilgore  |  11:51 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals, Bryce Harper

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Nationals sending Michael Morse’s tests results to Dr. James Andrews

The Nationals are sending Michael Morse’s test results to Dr. James Andrews, while still awaiting word on Drew Storen.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:24 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 04/11/2012

Stephen Strasburg, Johan Santana set for marquee matchup

Stephen Strasburg has not opposed many aces in his brief career, but he will today.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:36 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Michael Morse likely to return for the Nationals home opener

While Michael Morse is eligible to return tomorrow, the Nationals plan on holding him out until Thursday.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:02 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 04/09/2012

Bryce Harper will play center field and right field at Class AAA Syracuse

The Nationals sent Bryce Harper to Class AAA Syracuse to learn center field, but he won’t stop playing right field, either.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:46 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Brad Lidge and Henry Rodriguez will alternate as the Nationals’ closer

Brad Lidge is up first in Davey Johnson’s plan to split the closing duties between him and Henry Rodriguez.

By Adam Kilgore  |  01:57 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 04/04/2012

The Nationals’ schedule will not make a possible playoff run easy

The Nationals’ biggest impediment to the postseason likely has nothing to do with their roster. It’s their schedule.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:56 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Bud Selig: Nationals-Orioles negotiations over MASN ‘under very serious discussion’

The negotiations between the Nationals and Orioles owner Peter Angelos over the Nationals’ share of the revenue produced by MASN remain ongoing.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:15 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/04/2012

The Nationals set their opening day roster, are ready to face expectations

With opening day almost here, the Nationals are ready to take on new expectations.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nationals Journal | Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Mike Rizzo: Nationals not looking to add roster pieces

Mike Rizzo says the Nationals will not look to add any last-minute pieces to their roster.

By Adam Kilgore  |  05:38 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 08:41 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Edwin Jackson’s strong start, Brett Carroll’s Little League grand slam, Sean Burnett’s return

Wrapping up the Nationals’ 6-3 win over Atlanta.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:41 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nationals Journal | Tags:  Edwin Jackson, Washington Nationals

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Adam LaRoche makes a promising return

Adam LaRoche went 1 for 2 with a walk in his first game in two weeks.

By Adam Kilgore  |  05:58 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Nationals cut Jason Michaels, Andres Blanco, move closer to final roster

The Nationals moved closer to their opening day roster by reassigning Jason Michaels and Andres Blanco.

By Adam Kilgore  |  10:59 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Jordan Zimmermann throws six scoreless innings in Nationals’ best start this spring

Jordan Zimmermann produced the best start of the Nationals’ spring today, six scoreless innings against the Mets.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:24 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Michael Morse cleared to ‘accelerate’ baseball activity, still unlikely for opening day

Michael Morse will be cleared to “accelerate” baseball activities after a sonogram revealed the slight tear in Morse’s right lat muscle has “flattened out and healed,” Manager Davey Johnson said.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:33 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Gio Gonzalez rebounds with an assist from Mark DeRosa

Gio Gonzalez started slow, but he made an adjustment suggested by an unlikely source.

By Adam Kilgore  |  05:49 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Rick Ankiel leaves game as a precaution

The Nationals pulled Rick Ankiel today after he felt discomfort in his quadriceps, but only as a precaution.

By Adam Kilgore  |  04:45 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Roger Bernadina catches fire, but can he make it last?

Roger Bernadina has had a great past two days — but we’ve seen that before.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:03 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roger Bernadina, Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Gio Gonzalez still smiling after rough start

Gio Gonzalez put up a horrid line score today, but he was still all smiles afterward.

By Adam Kilgore  |  06:59 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Michael Morse’s status for Nationals opening day is unclear [updated]

Cleanup hitter Michael Morse undergoes a second treatment for his strained right lat, and Drew Storen is getting tests on his right arm.

By Adam Kilgore  |  12:16 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Steve Lombardozzi plays the outfield, Chad Durbin can opt out, Ryan Perry takes his hacks

Steve Lombardozzi makes his first appearance in the outfield, Chad Durbin may be pitching himself onto a different team, Ryan Perry has to hit.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:19 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Steve Lombardozzi, Washington Nationals

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Drew Storen feeling better, confident he’ll be ready for opening day

Drew Storen returned to the Nationals’ clubhouse and played catch this morning, a day after the Nationals sent him home with strep throat.

By Adam Kilgore  |  02:34 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 07:34 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Mike Rizzo explains Bryce Harper moving to center, playing at Class AAA

Mike Rizzo sent Bryce Harper to the minors not to change, but to gain experience and seasoning while refining his play in center field.

By Adam Kilgore  |  07:34 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Notes on Drew Storen, Michael Morse, Chien-Ming Wang

Some injury/illness updates on Nationals pitchers Drew Storen and Chien-Ming Wang, and outfielder Michael Morse.

By Dave Sheinin  |  12:11 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Gio Gonzalez annoyed at his command issues

Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez turned in a solid performance on paper against the New York Yankees, but afterward he said he has a long way left to go.

By Dave Sheinin  |  06:01 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Nationals