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The Washington Nationals have designated outfielder Rick Ankiel for assignment according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports. This movement will create room for Drew Store who is coming off the Disabled List.
Ankiel, 33, hit .228/.282/.411 with 5 HR's and a 87 OPS+ in 171 plate appearances with the Nationals in 2012.
Image by Keith Allison under the Creative Commons License Agreement.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
(You wouldn't know if he won or lost from watching a Jordan Zimmermann postgame interview. Screencap via MASN/TV)
Nationals 4, Mets 3: Ho-hum. Just another series win for the Nats. 17 wins over .500.
Ho-hum; just another quality start for Jordan Zimmermann. His line: IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 95 pitches, 68 strikes. Hey, he got the W for this one!
Now that we've made it past the All-Star break, Ryan Zimmerman is due for another cortisone cocktail, according to the Washington Post. The shot in his shoulder will reduce inflammation in his AC joint, and prevent him from feeling pain when he hits. Zimmerman said that the ability he regained after receiving the shot made him “happier,” and it has been making Nationals fans...
According to Adam Rubin in this tweet, when the Mets arrived in town the Nats inquired about the Mets interest in Rick Ankiel. The Nats were probably attempting to maintain some level of leverage prior to placing him on waivers, now that he's been designated if the Mets want him they can wait to sign him at league minimum.The Mets were rumored to be interested in Ankiel this...
Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says he and he alone will make the decision on when to shut down pitcher Stephen Strasburg for the season. No number of innings has been announced as the stopping point for Stasburg, who is coming off Tommy John surgery, but speculation has the limit at around the 161 1/3 innings that Jordan Zimmermann, also coming off elbow surgery...
As one of the most underrated starters in baseball, Jordan Zimmermann had a typical Jordan Zimmermann outing on Wednesday as the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 4-3 and win the series.
Zimmermann lasted six innings, surrendering just four hits and striking out four. He didn’t give up any runs or walks. It’s ben remarkable to watch how good JZimm has been, and it...
The Washington Nationals were defeated by the New York Mets 9-5 this afternoon so the guys have the evening to themselves. Washington relief pitchers Drew Storen (who made his season debut today) and Tyler Clippard are planning to see the highly anticipated movie The Dark Knight Rises, like just about everyone else [...]
This kid is funny T...
Last weekend Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper and Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen had a little run in…Well, it looks like the Nats are trying to diffuse the situation with a little humor…Via the Marlins website, “During the feud, several Washington players pulled a prank. Adam LaRoche had Harper sign a bat for him. Harper didn’t know...
Big Stretch Upcoming For Nats
Last night’s thrilling win against the Mets in extra innings could act as a spring board to propel the Nationals on a hot streak as they prepare to host all four of their NL East opponents over the next two plus weeks in what could be the most important stretch of the regular season.
(Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Between today and August 5th...
The hot stove is heating up with the non-waiver trade deadline coming up on July 31st.
Now seems like the right time to look at what players the Nationals could go after and what players Washington could offer in order to make a deal happen.
Last month we talked about the limitations the Nats may face as the deadline approaches. Now that we have seen Bryce Harper show that...
ZNN is brilliant yet again as Nats take series from Mets. [WaPo]
Drew Storen is coming back today, it appears. [Nats Journal]
Jayson Werth begins rehab at Potomac tomorrow. [Nats Journal]
Bonus baby Alex Meyer also called up to Potomac. [Nats Journal]
Davey Johnson’s bench has performed at a star level. [Tom Boswell]
O’s beat Twins 2-1 behind Tommy Hunter, Adam Jones. [O'...
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W: J. Zimmermann (7-6) L: C. Young (2-4)
S: T. Clippard (15)
HR: NYM - D. Wright (12),J. Bay (5) WAS - A. LaRoche (16)
Jordan Zimmermann tossed six scoreless innings, Adam LaRoche hit a two-run homer, and the Nationals escaped with a 4-3...
WASHINGTON -- Adam LaRoche smacked a two-run home run, Steve Lombardozzi had two RBIs and the Washington Nationals survived two ninth-inning home runs for a 4-3 win over the free-falling New York Mets on Wednesday night. Jordan Zimmermann stymied the Mets with six shutout innings and three relievers danced around trouble over the final three frames to preserve second consecutive...
I attended this afternoon’s matinee between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington DC. The Mets won 9-5. RA Dickey got the win and improved to a MLB best 13-1, and Gio Gonzalez fell to a still-impressive 12-5 and took the loss. What follows are observations and notes from the game:
Gio Gonzales had a rough outing. The lefty lasted only...
By Ben Standig WASHINGTON – What's the difference between urgency, pressing and panic? That's something outfielder Jason Bay pondered in the Mets clubhouse following New York's latest loss. Unless they snap out of their current slump, the Mets could experience all three soon enough. Adam LaRoche smacked a two-run home run, Steve Lombardozzi had two RBIs and the...