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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.Â
So, we're trying to take a more positive, panic-free, approach to the news over the weekend of Zim's balky shoulder: It's nothing! The shoulder is fine! Nothing to worry about. No date with Dr. Andrews in the future! Zim back in the lineup Tuesday.
But will Zim be in Davey Johnson's lineup on Tuesday?
"It wasn't bad [Saturday] by any means. It's nice to have a rainout and not a doubleheader [the next day]. Since I'm only going to miss one game instead of two, I don't see any reason why I wouldn't play on Tuesday. So this kind of works out best." (Ryan Zimmerman, via Nationals.com, 4/23/2012)
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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.
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Via Deadspin: Among the video highlights of Saturday's walk-off win by the Nationals: umpire Greg Gibson took a 96 mile per hour Stephen Strasburg fastball to the crotch. In the 9th inning, Brad Lidge would give Strasburg a taste of his own medicine, blowing Strasburg's 2-0 lead.
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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...
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.
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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...
Ivan Rodriguez is reportedly slated to announce his retirement from baseball today. There will be much written about his impressive career, and much of it will focus on whether or not he will get into the Hall of Fame, even though his numbers pretty obviously warrant it. Personally, I think that leaves aside the whole issue of who such a great player had not one but two lame nicknamesâ€...
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...
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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.
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Thereâ€™s a lot going on with the Washington Nationals organization now with a winning ball club, Ryan Zimmermanâ€™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.
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Rain rain go away. Three games were postponed today which will lead to a double header tomorrow between the Mets and Giants for daily leagues looking to score a few extra at-bats or a cheap save out of the ordeal. Ryan Zimmerman and the Nationals were pleased by this news too. Zimmerman wasn't going to play (shoulder), but thinks he should be good to go when the Nats resume their...
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