Found August 28, 2012 on Fox Sports Florida:
The possibly imminent shutdown of Stephen Strasburg is one of the popular topics in Washington these days, but it won't come soon enough for the Miami Marlins. The Nationals' young right-hander has thrown 27 consecutive scoreless innings against the Marlins, and he'll try to help Washington end a four-game slide in the opener of a two-game set in Miami on Tuesday night. Strasburg (15-5, 2.85 ERA) is up to 145 1-3 innings for the season, and the organization's stance on protecting him has sparked a debate among fans and media. General manager Mike Rizzo said the Nationals (77-50) will shut down Strasburg for the season at some point, but won't divulge a timetable or a targeted number of innings. The club isn't concerned about outside opinions on the subject. "It's really easy for the bloggers and the tweeters and all those people to say Why don't you do this?' or 'We can do that. Get him out of the bullpen' and blah, blah, blah...

Davey Johnson to Nats GM Mike Rizzo: ‘You come down and manage the team’

During the seventh inning of a 4-1 loss to the Phillies on Sunday, Washington’s Adam LaRoche hit a ball to right field that looked like it had a chance to leave the ballpark.  Jayson Werth, who was standing on second base, thought it was a homer so he began jogging to third. LaRoche thought the same and was also jogging around the bases. The ball remained in play and as a result...

Adam LaRoche Missed an HR by this | Much Yesterday, got Thrown out Instead

Washington Nationals 1st baseman Adam LaRoche hit a ball as far to right in Citizens Bank Park as is humanly possible. For his efforts? He broke into a trot and was thrown out after rounding 2nd.... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Davey Johnson gets into heated argument with GM Mike Rizzo

Davey Johnson yells at GM Mike Rizzo during a heated discussion that took place after the Nationals fourth consecutive loss The Washington Nationals have been the leagues doormat for quite some time. Despite being on a 4-game losing streak, the Nationals still have baseball’s best record. This however, could not prevent a shouting match between Davey Johnson and general manager...

GIFcap: Jayson Werth Catches Fly Ball With Bare Hand, Announcer Says Dumb Thing

My favorite part of this is the announcer, who said: “That’s exactly why you use two hands as an outfielder. Ball comes out of your glove, you bare hand it, still get the out.“ Yeah … I’m pretty sure not every outfielder is thinking about bare-handing a sky high fly ball when they use two

Long Road Trip Ends With Win

The Miami Marlins are headed home after wrapping up an eleven game road trip on Sunday.   The Marlins finished the trip with a 6-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers to bring their record to 5-6 on the West swing.   The win snapped a four game losing streak after Miami had started the road trip on an up note.  Giancarlo Stanton had a big trip blasting eight home runs along the...

When's the last time you saw an outfielder make a bare handed catch?

Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth did it yesterday. Your browser does not support iframes. Why not click the Google +1 & the retweet buttons? **Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe, or... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Even for the Marlins, it would be a disgrace if they traded Buehrle     Its pretty obvious the Miami Marlins are doing what the Florida Marlins did the best: dismantling a team as fast as possible. Its safe to say no player is off-limits; maybe for the exception of Jose Reyes and Giancarlo Stanton. (for now) To this point, the Marlins have traded Hanley Ramirez, Randy Choate, Omar Infante, Anibal Sanchez, Edward Mujica and...

Deadline To Deadline 2012

After the continued struggles of the Marlins, it didn’t take much genius to figure out that they would be sellers at both trade deadlines this year. As a quick review of things, this message was sent out early before the July 31st deadline as the Marlins started making deals that eventually led to them trading away Anibal Sanchez, Omar Infante, Gaby Sanchez, Randy Choate, Edward...

Volstad breaks 24-start winless skid

It was a long time coming for Chicago Cubs right-hander Chris Volstad, so perhaps it was only fitting that he had to sit through a 2-hour, 23-minute rain delay before he started Sunday and wait another 30 minutes after another rain delay hit following the eighth inning. But in the end, Volstad had his first victory in more than a year as the Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 5-0 at...

Putting A Rough Weekend In Perspective

For the Washington Nationals, heading to Philadelphia this past weekend and being swept by the Phillies probably wasn’t something they considered likely. The Nats were facing Kyle Kendrick the first game, and though they had to match up against Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee the next two games, they put out Gio Gonzalez and Jordan Zimmermann against them. Sometimes, in a 162-game season...

Nats Head To Miami For Rare Two-Game Series

  In the midst of a tropical storm, the Washington Nationals (77-50) will try to overcome a small stormy patch of their own in a two-game series against the Miami Marlins (58-71) at Marlins Park. The Nats have lost their last four straight games, and they will be eager to return to their winning ways on their final trip to Florida of the season. The Marlins have historically...
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