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And so, Ryan Zimmerman is out of tonight's Nats lineup against the Phillies with a sore back. Meanwhile, there he is above, playing croquet on the field before the game for some MASN promotion. Hope he's available to pinch hit... (Photo via @masnsports on Twitter)

"A 6-foot-6 donkey wants to lead off?"

There's Jayson Werth (photo via @TheZackBaker) before his Wednesday night rehab game with the Potomac Nationals. Oh, Werth could be back in Washington for this weekend's series against the Marlins. Oh, and he wants to bat leadoff when he returns? "I talked to him about it and he said, he has all the history, 'Well, we had our longest win streak in Philadelphia...

Enjoy a night off with Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper Lego minifigures

And so, while you're sitting around suffering through an off-day and waiting for the (61-40!? First place!? Tied for best record in MLB!?) Washington Nationals to play a game Tuesday night at home against another cupcake -- oh, the Phillies! -- enjoy the image above of Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper Lego MiniFigures having a chat. (Photo via @stephaniekays) Befriend...

Nationals Stand Pat At 2012 Trade Deadline

The non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone for Major League Baseball, and the Washington Nationals 40-man roster hasn't changed much from yesterday. Things could be worse for the Nats, who have the best record in MLB at the deadline. The Nats hadn’t been seriously tied to anyone significant for a few weeks, and it turns out that GM Mike Rizzo was satisfied with the team...

Strasburg's innings limit is still open to discussion

Going into his 21st start of the season, Tuesday against the Philadelphia Phillies, right-hander Stephen Strasburg is at 117 1/3 innings. So that means he's 42 2/3 away from being shut down for the season, right? Not so fast. The 160-inning limit that supposedly was placed on him for this season became the marker only because teammate Jordan Zimmermann, like Strasburg coming...

Strasburg gets lit up by Phillies on rare off night

Stephen Strasburg had a painful learning experience Tuesday. The Phillies homered twice, stole three bases and got eight hits, all in just four innings, all off of Strasburg, a big reason they scored an easy 8-0 victory over the Washington Nationals. Strasburg was clearly frustrated during the game, something manager Davey Johnson talked about afterward. Johnson basically said...

Nats Top Sports Illustrated Power Rankings

(Screenshot via The Washington Nationals top this week's Sports Illustrated Power Rankings for the first time this season, overtaking the Texas Rangers for the top spot. It shouldn't surprise anyone that this season's Nats team are in this position, but it doesn't make it any less exciting. With August on the horizon, it certainly appears that the Nats are...

DMV: Mike Morse Goes Beast Mode In Milwaukee

Michael Morse takes over in come from behind win against Brewers. [WT] Check out Morse’s 9th inning HR that might have hurt somebody. [NE] Davey Johnson is the coolest 69-yr-old in the world, says ‘ass.’ [Bog, NE] One more Davey, featuring an awesome music video. [DC Sports Nexus] A look at what the Nats don’t need at the trading deadline. [CSNW] Chen dominates for Birds...

Bryce Harper in "Suns out Guns out" tank top, meets George Thorogood

"Mr. Bad to the Bone" meets the other "Mr. Bad to the Bone". Bryce Harper meets George Thorogood. (Photo via @NationalsPR) Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.  

Three umpires get in separate arguments at once during Brewers-Nationals game (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Umpires argue with managers and players all the time. It happens every day in the majors, but very rarely do we see an instance where multiple umpires are engaged in entirely separate arguments simultaneously. On Sunday, three of the guys in blue found themselves arguing separate calls at the same time. With the bases loaded and the Brewers...

Nats Talk On The Go: Episode 29

The past week of Washington Nationals baseball hasn't been at all disappointing. They finished a 6-1 road trip and were named to the top spot in SI's MLB Power Rankings. We talk about these things, some trade deadline topics, and we even catch a little Olympic fever and talk about the Summer Games.

Bryce Harper might have found himself a brand-new catchphrase

While it shouldn’t come as shock that 19-year-old budding phenom Bryce Harper very well could be hitting the rookie wall, the numbers are nevertheless telling. Since the All-Star break, the Washington Nationals slugger is hitting an anemic .171, well below the dreaded Mendoza Line. But Harper, as well as he can at least, is taking [...]

Pigs fly, snowball fight breaks out in hell, and the Nats have the best record in MLB.

Also, there are reports of cats and dogs living in peace at this hour. Go ahead, it's OK: take a big gulp of the Kool-Aid. Reds lose. Yankees lose. And the Nationals stand alone with the best record in MLB at 61-40. (Image via @jwerthsbeard) Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.

Comeback Natitude

The 2012 Washington Nationals have 24 comeback wins, eight walk-off wins, and 18 times they have caused a reliever to blow the game. The Nats have also played in 35 one-run games winning 19 of those and 14 of their games have gone to extras with eight victories. The Nats are finding ways to win close games, but more importantly they are finding ways to never be out of games. Despite...

Pettibone Makes Triple-A Debut

Phillies number 4 prospect (per Baseball America) Jonathan Pettibone made his Triple-A debut for the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs this evening against the Syracuse Chiefs (Washington's Triple-A team). After a shaky first inning which found him allowing a run off the rehabbing Jayson Werth's RBI double, Pettibone settled down for the most part. He left the game when Michael Spidale...


(Phillies fans in horse head masks sort of summed it up nicely.) "Well, that was a weird one." (Davey Johnson, via NatsInsider, 8/2/2012) Phillies 3, Nationals 2: Nats lose a series? That's weird! So is giving the steal sign in the 8th to a guy who's been out with a sore back. Hey, at least the Braves lost, too (thanks Ozzie). Nats had Vance Worley...
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