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The Nationals' injury problems appear to be getting worse. They were expecting third baseman Ryan Zimmerman to be back in the lineup Tuesday in
San Diego after shoulder problems sidelined him Saturday -- and would have on Sunday --
versus the Marlins. But Zimmerman still wasn't ready Tuesday, and even though the Nationals beat the
Padres, 3-1, in the series opener, his situation casts a cloud over the team's third
straight win. The Washington Post reported that the problem isn't inflammation, as first thought, but
trouble with the AC joint. He's being sent for an MRI in San Diego. If the results aren't
favorable, Zimmerman could land on the disabled list or even miss a week. That would mean the Nationals need to play without Zimmerman and they would have lost
their No. 3 and No. 4 hitters -- Zimmerman and Michael Morse, out for several weeks with a
lat injury. Losing the two hitters in the middle of the lineup would hurt any team. A...
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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...
It has been a banner day for Wang jokes, after news broke of a press conference held yesterday by Chien-Ming Wang to apologize for an extramarital affair he started while rehabbing with the Nats. [Insert your own Wang joke here.] Interestingly, still no funny Wang headlines over on Nationals.com.
Up above, video of Chien-Ming Wang's affair coverage on TV in Taiwain. Our...
The news that Washington Nationals fans have been waiting for has finally arrived, and it's good... mostly. Amanda Comak of The Washington Times reports that Ryan Zimmerman has the A/C joint issue in his shoulder that was reported earlier, but there is no "injury" to speak of in his shoulder. This is stellar news for the Nationals, and Zimmerman feels confident that...
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...
Washington Nationals pitcher Chien-ming Wang has admitted having an affair with a woman in Florida two years ago, publicly apologizing to his family.
The 32-year-old right-hander told Taiwanese media during a news conference Monday at the Nationals' training facility in Viera, Florida, that he regretted the damage the affair has caused to his family. Wang has been married since...
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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Ivan Rodriguez is back in Texas again. This time, the 14-time All-Star catcher is retiring.
Rodriguez, who briefly returned to the Rangers three years ago, formally announced his retirement Monday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. It came nearly 21 years after the fan favorite known as Pudge made his major league debut as a 19-year-old with the Rangers.
Rodriguez played the first...
Nationals pitcher Chien-ming Wang decided to make a public apology for an affair he had 2-years-ago:
"Two years ago I made a very serious mistake. I will not and cannot excuse myself for this...
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
A popular preseason dark horse to win one of the National League Wild Card slots was the Washington Nationals. So far, they've look the part, and a big reason for that has been their pitching. Their starters have the best ERA in all of Major League baseball at 1.82, the next closest team is the St. Louis Cardinals at 2.63. Their ERA is supported by the best FIP and xFIP in...
As a child, baseball was my first love. My parents have told me stories about how I would sit with my dad and watch entire games at the age of 2. And when I was old enough to start understanding the game, I started getting more and more into it. I would stand in the [...]
Gio Gonzalez ran his scoreless innings streak to 20 over three starts and the NL East-leading Washington Nationals beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 on Tuesday night on just four hits at spacious Petco Park.
Chad Tracy, pinch-hitting for Gonzalez, hit a two-run single with one out in the seventh to chase Clayton Richard.
San Diego, last in the NL West, was trying for its first three...
Ivan Rodriguez, 40, officially announced his retirement from baseball yesterday at the Texas Rangers facility. Rodriguez, regarded as one of the greatest catchers of all time, played 21 season in the Majors with the Rangers (twice), Marlins, Tigers, Yankees, Astros, and Nationals.
Rodriguez signed with the Rangers as a 16-year-old prospect from Puerto Rico and, after three years...
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - Ivan Pudge Rodriguez traded places with Texas DH Michael Young and made one last throw to second base at Rangers Ballpark yesterday as he retired after 21 seasons.
"It's a very...
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Top 5 Free Agents to Add
1). Adam LaRoche 1B Was 5 Runs 3 HR 10 RBI .333 AVG
Laroche has usually been prone to slow starts, but this season he looks like he might finally be bucking that trend. Perfect player to put in your utility spot.
2). Fernando Rodney RP TB 4.1 IP 3 K 1 W 3 SV 0.00 ERA 0.23 WHIP
Rodney is filling in admirably for Kyle Farnsworth as Tampa’s closer...