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Maybe the Nationals won't be losing Ryan Zimmerman again after all. Earlier in the weekend, manager Davey Johnson said the Nationals might have to give the third baseman
another cortisone shot for his inflamed right shoulder and possibly a spot on the disabled list once more. But Sunday, Zimmerman said that might not take place. The third baseman got a cortisone shot before the
2-1 loss in Baltimore and answered with two hits. Zimmerman said he's just going to keep playing and get cortisone shots when needed -- if needed --
during the rest of 2012. That will keep him off the disabled list and in Johnson's lineup, something that could make everyone
with the Nationals happy. Zimmerman drove in the only run in Sunday's loss, ripping a fastball from Jake Arrieta for an RBI
single. The question now is how Zimmerman's shoulder reacts to everything. Offseason surgery could also be in
the future, but that won't be known until after the seaso...
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"We need to score more. That's not in question." (Ryan Zimmerman, via NatsInsider, 6/24/2012)
Peter Angelos's team beats Ted Lerner's team in 2012 Battle of the Beltways. MASN-Nationals battle still undecided. Smart money is on Lerner for that one.
Orioles 2, Nationals 1 (Sunday): Seems only fitting that the only run the Nats could muster was...
To date, these 2012 Washington Nationals have been a resilient bunch, surviving DL stints by key contributors like Drew Storen, Mike Morse, Ryan Zimmerman, Wilson Ramos, and Jayson Werth. But now that Xavier Nady has been placed on the DL with a mysterious wrist injury, it's unclear how the team will respond. Here's Davey:
"I put him in the same boat with Zim. They...
With the incredible Washington Nationals starting pitching staff this season, many have completely forgotten about John Lannan toiling down in Triple-A Syracuse. A few doubleheaders are coming up in the next couple months for the Nats, so it’s probably about time to remember that he’s there.
Lannan struggled through most of the season in Syracuse, posting a 4.66 ERA and a 1...
Edwin Jackson’s major league career has been irregular to say the least. Since his debut in 2003 at the young age of 19, he has played for seven teams in his first ten seasons. In addition, he has spent his past two seasons with three different teams. Last year he even helped lead the St. Louis Cardinals to the their eleventh World Championship before being released back...
(Another 0-4 night. How's the shoulder, Zim? Screencap via MASN.)
Orioles 2, Nationals 1: Davey's Baltimore Homecoming ruined. Jason Hammel dominates Nats, again (5-0 for his career).
No run support for Jordan Zimmermann, again. Jesus Flores came thisclose to tying the game with two outs and two on in the 7th, but lined out to a leaping J.J. Hardy.
This turned out to be the Washington Nationals pitching podcast for the most part. We spent quite a lot of time talking about Ross Detwiler and Chien-Ming Wang, but even more time talking about the bullpen, including Tyler Clippard, Drew Storen, Sean Burnett, and Cole Kimball. We also hit the trade deadline a few weeks early.
So the Denver Beer Co. will have its "Clown Question Bro" beer ready just in time for the Nationals arrival in Denver on Monday. And there's the logo, above, apparently just released...
So is the trademark Harper applied for for the phrase "that's a clown question, bro" only for "wearing apparel" (shirts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets,...
Edwin Jackson took a one-hitter into the seventh inning, Adam LaRoche homered, and the Washington Nationals beat rookie Wei-Yin Chen and the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 on Saturday night.
Michael Morse had two hits and scored a run for the NL East-leading Nationals, who improved to 10-7 in interleague play and 2-3 against Baltimore.
Adam Jones hit his team-high 19th home run for the...
The Washington Nationals entered Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles looking to go 4-0 in rubber games this season. All the way into the eighth inning, the Nats looked to have it in the bag when a rare bullpen foul up cost the Nats the game. I’m not blaming this one on them, though.
Ross Detwiler did what he needed to in his first outing since returning to the starting...
Every time since May 20 that Stephen Strasburg has taken the ball, he's won a game for the NL East-leading Washington Nationals.
Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy hasn't had any starter win a game in three weeks.
Making his first appearance against the Rockies, Strasburg will try to become the first Nationals pitcher to win seven consecutive starts Monday night at Coors...
Denver, CO – Jeff Francis threw only 66 pitches through 5 innings to out duel the Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg. Francis did not get the win but stepped up to limit the Nationals to 2 runs and only 5 hits. Francis baffled Washington’s phenom Bryce Harper, striking him out twice on a wicked tailing … Continue reading »
O’s take second series of 2012 from Nats as Wieters plays hero. [CC]
Ryan Zimmerman keeps shooting up to avoid the DL. [Nats Journal]
Fancy stats show just how great the Nats’ pitching is. [Boswell]
Bullets fan heckler Robin Ficker is a Nats Park guy now. [WaPo]
O’s grant 49-year-old Jamie Moyer his release. Bummer. [BSR]
Caps trade for second-line center solution Mike Ribeiro...