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There’s a lot going on with the Washington Nationals organization now with a winning ball club, Ryan Zimmerman’s injury with a still unknown timetable, and many other topics. Here are some quotes from Nats GM Mike Rizzo on a variety of topics from his interview at 11:30 this morning on 106.7 The Fan with Holden and Danny.
On bringing up Tyler Moore to fill in the hole in left field for the Nats: “I have to lay eyes on him to see how he handles left field…. We like the prospects of him being a National in the near future, but I’m not sure how near that future is.”
On if Henry Rodriguez has put distance between himself and Brad Lidge for the closer’s role: “That’s a question for Davey Johnson and Steve McCatty. I trust both [Rodriguez and Lidge] late in games….”
On Ryan Zimmerman’s shoulder injury and MRI: “We’re still not sure…. It could be a day, it could be a couple of days…. If it’s a couple of weeks we’ll obviously have to make a roster move, but I’m not going to ge
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Here's video (via AllStarsPlus) of Ryan Zimmerman signing autographs for fans after the Nationals walk-off win on Saturday. His shoulder looked good there. Apparently that was Rick Ankiel laying on his horn at the end of the clip.
Zim, of course, was a late scratch on Saturday because of a sore shoulder.
So, we're trying to take a more positive, panic-free, approach...
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And here's Stephen Strasburg talking RG III via MASNSports.com's Byron Kerr:
"You don't see too many quarterbacks that have all the tools that he has. It's not just the tools for the quarterback position, it is the tools of an athlete. He is a world-class runner. He can throw the ball and he is not...
Is that a catcher's mitt? Stephen Strasburg (seen in these screen caps via MASN/TV) has nothing on Nationals owner Mark Lerner in the "shagging fly balls during BP in a full Nats uni" department. But at least Stras didn't get hit in the nose.
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The shot above of Mike Morse photobombing Ryan Zimmerman following yet another walkoff by Mr. Walkoff in 2010 is perfectly appropriate for the news that Zim is not in the Nats starting lineup tonight in San Diego.
Seems like only Saturday Zim was saying stuff like this his sore shoulder:
"It’s nothing. It’s something that I could have played through. It’s been...
A Robert Griffen III sighting on MASN between innings of Thursday night's Nats-Padres game at PETCO Park? Yes, on a poster held up by some guys in Redskins gear.
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In Monday's installment of "Nationals players signing autographs", we checked in with a video of Ryan Zimmerman signing from his Bentley on his way out of Nationals Park on Saturday. Also on Saturday: a photo of Gio Gonzalez signing an autograph for what appears to be a poodle (Photo via @NationalsPR). Gio starts tonight in San Diego for the Nats.
Oh, and speaking...
(Above, Tom Gorzelanny tips his cap to the Nats dugout after his 8th inning single drove in an insurance run. Screen cap via MASN/TV)
Nationals 7, Padres 2: Pigs fly, cats and dogs live in peace, pitchers hit and drive in runs, the Nats are 14-4 (tops in the NL), and Jordan Zimmermann finally gets some run support (and helped his own cause with the bat).