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Stephen Strasburg did his job Monday night against the Astros, notching the win and a quality start. He threw six innings and held Houston to two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out five. It was a solid outing and any pitcher across the league would take it, but this was Stephen Stra...
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Shutting Stephen Strasburg Down is Smart

People are constantly asking Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo about Stephen Strasburg's innings limit this season his his recovery from Tommy John surgery.  Most recently, Rizzo told Casey Stern and former Nats GM Jim Bowden on MLB Network Radio's Inside Pitch that, there will be a time where they shut down Strasburg, but "I can't put a concrete number" on...

That time when Jordan Zimmermann smiled.

The Gio Gonzalez effect: Jordan Zimmermann smiling during a postgame interview on TV, even after yet another start with no run support? Who needs run support when you have Natitude? Jordan Zimmermann on the winning attitude in the #Nats clubhouse: "It's a Natitude." (via @DanKolko, 4/18/2012) Nationals 3, Astros 2: Run support? Who needs run support...
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Nats manager's presser interrupted by fire alarm

Perhaps the most riveting video so far of the 2012 Washington Nationals season? See above: Davey Johnson reacts to a fire alarm during his pregame press conference before Tuesday's Nationals-Astros game at Nationals Park (link to CSN Washington.com video here). Okay, maybe "reacts" isn't the right way to describe it. Interestingly, Davey reacted...

Lombardozzi's 4 Hits Spur Nats Eighth Win

With Stephen Strasburg on the mound, the Washington Nationals lineup erupted for 13 hits and six runs en route to helping their team's ace earn his second win of the season, and giving the club their eighth victory overall. In total, Strasburg gave up six hits, and two earned runs while striking out five batters, putting Washington in position to defeat the Houston Astros 6...

Jayson Werth messed with the Presidents Race again

In his latest showing of displeasure with Teddy's ongoing losing streak in the Presidents Race, Jayson Werth ran through the finish line before the start of Sunday's race. Riveting slow motion video below. Not surprisingly, Teddy lost again. (Video via Let Teddy Win!) Befriend the Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.  

Washington Nationals reporter Kristina Akra gets Gatorade bath (Video)

The newest sideline reporter to keep your eye on is MASN's Kristina Akra and recently, she's gotten caught in the line of fire. After the Nationals 4-1 win against the Reds, Akra was interviewing pitcher Edwin Jackson and got caught in a Gatorade bath designated for him: (Courtesy of Guyism)

Rick Ankiel's Stupid Good Throw

Rick Ankiel showed again last night that he, hands down, has the best outfield arm in all of baseball. While the throw itself technically didn't stop the Astros from running on him (Zimmerman later said that the Astros weren't going to test Ankiels arm in the first place), and the baserunner actually scored shortly afterword when Strasburg let up a two-run dobule...

Report: Ivan Rodriguez plans to retire

Fourteen-time All-Star catcher Ivan Rodriguez will announce his retirement Monday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported, citing sources. Rodriguez, the 1999 American League MVP, reportedly made the decision after failing to get a decent playing opportunity this season. The 40-year-old chose Texas as the location for his announcement because...

The Secret Of Rick Ankiel’s Unbelievable Arm (VIDEO)

He used to be a pitcher. The irony is he couldn’t throw strikes, so he became an outfielder, and now he’s hitting the mitt from 300 feet (video via D.C. Sports Bog): “The writer Raymond Chandler once said, ‘When in doubt, have a man come through a door with a gun in his hand.’ The baseball equivalent may be those few seconds between realizing Ankiel is about to unleash...

Astros need timely hits, less errors for wins

In baseball teams that win can pitch, hit and field. Teams that don't win enough are usually deficient in one or more of those qualities. The Astros after eleven games have had some good batting averages, kept the fielding errors to a minimum and have had pretty good pitching. But they are still three games under .500. Why? Mostly it is because while the batting averages are...

Astros bested in 8th, lose to Nationals

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Rick Ankiel Has a CANNON for an Arm

There's never been a doubt about the quality of Rick Ankiel's arm. Back when he was a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals he showed exceptional promise until the yips took ahold of him and he lost the plate. Having since moved to the outfield (and the Washington Nationals), Ankiel has shown on numerous occasions that while he might not have been accurate at sixty feet, six...

Holy Crap, Rick Ankiel

New plan: Instead of making Rick Ankiel choose between pitcher and outfielder, we let him do both at the same time. I’m a little sad that I wrote the The Dugout Opening Days ’12 strip about the Washington Nationals on Monday afternoon, because if I’d written it on Monday night it would’ve been about Rick Ankiel’s monster strike from center that kept the fastest Houston...

Nationals manager Davey Johnson's press conference is interrupted by fire alarm (Video)

Last night after the Washington Nationals 1-0 win over the Houston Astros, Nationals managers Davey Johnson was giving his usual press conference until he was interrupted by a fire alarm. To give Johnson credit, he didn't skip a beat during the distraction: (Courtesy of Nats Enquirer)
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