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CHICAGO | The Nationals have a pair of projected regulars rehabbing at Double-A Harrisburg in Michael Morse and Rick Ankiel. With both expected to return within the next week or so, Washington some roster decisions lying ahead.
Morse will be the Nationals' everyday left fielder this season, though he'll surely slide back to first base at times in place of Adam LaRoche when a tough lefty is on the mound. Meanwhile, Ankiel is being looked at as the stopgap in center field while Bryce Harper ripens in Triple-A. Harper is 4 for 11 with a double and walk in the early going for Syracuse.
To make room for the veterans, the Nationals are going to have pare down a bench that currently features just one natural outfielder in Brett Carroll, though Steve Lombardozzi is a utility-type that finished up Saturday's game in left. Lombardozzi played all 442 of his minor-league games as an infielder. Utility player Mark DeRosa started the first two games in left.
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Last season, Duffy's Irish Pub in DC made headlines with a Jayson Werth drink special: PBR Tallboys priced to match Werth's batting average: $2.12 at the time. Now, Duffy's is at it again with a new Jayson Werth drink special: free shots for each Jayson Werth HR this season:
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Drew Storen still has discomfort in his pitching elbow and the Washington Nationals closer will be examined by Dr. James Andrews.
Nationals manager Davey Johnson says Storen's elbow felt tender after the right-hander threw a simulated game Sunday at the team's spring training complex in Viera, Fla. Storen, who saved 43 games last year in his first full major league season...
Don't fear the reaper. That's just "renowned" orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews approaching with his scalpel. (As an aside: We challenge you to find a report referencing "Dr. James Andrews" where the adjective "renowned" is not also included. Is this qualifier necessary so as not to confuse the "renowned" Dr. James Andrews with...
With the 354th overall pick in the 2005 MLB Amateur Draft, the Washington Nationals selected 21-year-old pitcher Craig Stammen from the University of Dayton. While no one ever expected Stammen to ever contribute to the major league club, he made it his mission to capitalize on his opportunities. From 2005 to 2008, Stammen was sent through almost every minor league level playing...
Top Nats hitting prospect Anthony Rendon had to be helped off the field last night in Class A Potomac after he hurt himself rounding third in just his second minor league game. Apparently, it was not a pleasant scene.
Bill Ladson of MLB.com is reporting this morning that the injury was to Rendon’s left ankle. The slugging infielder had previously hurt his right ankle severely...
Washington Nationals closer Drew Storen had a setback in his attempt to return from an elbow injury and will visit with Dr. James Andrews.
Storen threw a simulated game Sunday and his elbow came away feeling tender. He is currently on the 15-day disabled list and was expected to return this month.
Manager Davey Johnson said that it's possible Storen may have a bone chip in...
Yes, it is too early in the season to make sweeping assumptions about any Washington Nationals player, but one player deserves a little credit where he's gotten none over the last year: Adam LaRoche. This isn't to say that LaRoche can or will be this good all season, but it's time for his detractors to speak up and give him his due credit.
After hitting an atrocious...
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Anthony Rendon was injured tonight while playing for Single-A Potomac.
Rendon’s injury status and his injury is not immediately known at this time. He went down after rounding third base and needed help off the field.
He hit a double in the fourth inning against Lynchburg. He was running to home...
Washington Nationals Career statistics vs. Mike Pelfrey
Rick Ankiel13 5 0 0 0 0 3 1 .385 .500 .385 .885
Roger Bernadina10 2 1 0 1 1 3 1 .200 .385 .600 .985
Mark DeRosa4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ian Desmond18 5 2 1 1 4 1 2 .278 .316 .667 .982
Danny Espinosa10 5 1 0 1 2 1 2 .500 .545 .900 1.445
Jesus Flores7 2 1 0 0 1 2 1...
Adam LaRoche homered and matched a career-high with four hits, and the Washington Nationals again rallied late against Kerry Wood and Carlos Marmol, scoring five runs in the eighth to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-4 on Sunday.
LaRoche drove a two-run shot off Matt Garza in the fourth. The Cubs chased Gio Gonzalez with three in the bottom half to go up 4-2. But Washington sent up 11 batters...
Washington Nationals (2-1) at New York Mets (3-0), 7:10 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Washington - Edwin Jackson (0-0, 0.00) New York - Mike Pelfrey (0-0, 0.00)
Former first-round pick Mike Pelfrey makes the first start of what he hopes will be a bounce-back season tonight when the unbeaten New York Mets host the Washington Nationals in the first of three games at Citi Field...
Is the hype to be believed? Could the Nationals actually contend this year?
Sexy superlatives and arduous absolutes, ladies and gentlemen, please welcome your 2012 Washington Nationals!
Could they actually contend? Hmm… does watching a pitcher’s duel strike me with uncontainable bonerjamz? HELL to the YES, my friend! There...
Here's a running list of injury updates around the Major Leagues:
– Nationals prospect Anthony Rendon suffered an ankle sprain during a game Saturday night according to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.
– Right handed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang could be at least three weeks away from making his debut this season according to manager Davey Johnson (via Amanda Comak of the Washington...
Word is that the wind is blowing out briskly to left, so Sveum has loaded up on the righties to battle southpaw Gio Gonzalez in his NL debut.
After an opening weekend sweep of the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field, the Mets will welcome in the much improved Washington Nationals. The Nationals, who were already loaded with good young talent, were very active this past off-season. They brought in starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez from the A’s and signed tonight’s starting pitcher Edwin Jackson from the St. Louis Cardinals....