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Nationals Journal: July 25, 2010 - July 31, 2010

Jordan Zimmermann back on track

After the roughest outing of his minor league stint, Jordan Zimmermann rebounded Saturday night with a performance in line with the dominant string of rehab starts he began with. Pitching at Class AA Harrisburg for the first time in his...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 31, 2010; 11:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Game 104 discussion thread: Nationals vs. Phillies

Their roster intact, the Nationals will try continue one of their best stretches this season. As Ross Detwiler makes his second start this year, the Nationals have won three of four at Nationals Park against National League favorites. They'll face...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 31, 2010; 7:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
 
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Stephen Strasburg will throw Sunday

Currently on the disabled list with inflammation in his one-in-a-million right shoulder, Stephen Strasburg will play catch Sunday for the first time since the Nationals scratched him from his start Tuesday night. The catch will be on flat ground and...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 31, 2010; 6:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Stephen Strasburg  | Tags: Stephen Strasburg  
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Nationals introduce Yunesky Maya

The Nationals introduce Cuban pitcher Yunesky Maya

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 31, 2010; 6:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Livan Hernandez , Yunesky Maya  | Tags: Yunesky Maya  
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Nationals GM Mike Rizzo on not trading Adam Dunn

Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo met the media. Here, as the Nationals are about to officially introduce Cuban right-hander Yunesky Maya, is full transcript: On why Adam Dunn wasn't traded: "The reason we didn't trade Adam Dunn is we never...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 31, 2010; 5:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Adam Dunn , trade deadline  
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The gamble the Nationals take with an unsigned, un-traded Adam Dunn

The baseball trade deadline passes and Adam Dunn is still a national.

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 31, 2010; 4:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Adam Dunn , trade deadline  | Tags: Adam Dunn  
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Adam Dunn still a National as trade deadline passes

Update, 4:03 p.m.: Dunn is a National as the trade deadline passes. More to come later. "I think all along, we felt it was unlikely something like that would happen," Manager Jim Riggleman said, adding that the Nationals would have...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 31, 2010; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (81)
Categories:  Adam Dunn  
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Adam Dunn still in the dark as deadline nears

The most prized asset remaining at the trade deadline is waiting just like everyone else in the baseball world. With less than four and a half hours to go before the Nationals make their capital-D Decision with Adam Dunn --...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 31, 2010; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
 
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John Lannan will return to majors Sunday

John Lannan, the Nationals' opening day starter for the past two seasons, will return to the major leagues after a seven-start exile in Class AA Harrisburg. Lannan is listed as Sunday's probable starter on the team's official web site. In...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 31, 2010; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
 
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Game 103 discussion thread: Nationals vs. Phillies

It's easy to forget with everything going on, but, yeah, there will be a game tonight. And it's a pretty meaningful one across the baseball spectrum -- Roy Oswalt will start his first game for the Phillies. As he was...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 30, 2010; 7:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
 
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Nationals bullpen moves on without Matt Capps

In spring training, Drew Storen approached Matt Capps with a hint of apprehension. Capps, a veteran, had signed with the Nationals to become their closer. Storen, a rookie, had been drafted and anointed the closer of the future. Storen saw...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 30, 2010; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Drew Storen , Matt Capps , Tyler Clippard , bullpen  | Tags: Drew Storen, Matt Capps, Sean Burnett, Tyler Clippard  
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Mike Rizzo on the trade deadline

Apologies for the slap-dash nature of the Journal today. Lots to get to. Here are the highlights of General Manager Mike Rizzo's brief meeting with reporters, which happened before he met Miss Iowa: *The Nationals will receive Class AA right-handed...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 30, 2010; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Adam Dunn , Matt Capps , trade deadline  | Tags: Adam Dunn, Matt Capps  
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Adam Dunn has heard nothing from the Nationals, open to DHing

Still a Washington National and in tonight's lineup, first baseman Adam Dunn has heard nothing about his immediate future with the team as they remain intent on either trading or signing Dunn before Saturday 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline. Asked...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 30, 2010; 5:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Adam Dunn , trade deadline  
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Adam Dunn: '50-50' chance he'll stay with the Nats

Adam Kilgore reports from Nationals Park that he just spoke to first baseman Adam Dunn, who believes there's a "50-50" chance he'll stay in Washington. The Nats are intent on either trading him or signing him to a contract extension...

By Washington Post sports editors  |  July 30, 2010; 4:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  Adam Dunn  
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Tonight's lineups

Nationals 1. Nyjer Morgan, CF 2. Adam Kennedy, 2B (over whited out Guzman) 3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B 4. Adam Dunn, 1B 5. Josh Willigham, LF 6. Roger Bernadina, RF 7. Ivan Rodriguez, C 8. Ian Desmond, SS 9. Craig Stammen,...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 30, 2010; 3:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Nationals trade Cristian Guzman to Rangers

Infielder Cristian Guzman, a member of the Nationals since baseball returned to Washington, has been traded to the Texas Rangers, according to a baseball source close to Guzman. Guzman was saddened by the move because he enjoyed Washington, but agreed...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 30, 2010; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
Categories:  Cristian Guzman , trade deadline  | Tags: Cristian Guzman  
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Nationals nearing an Adam Dunn trade? [updated]

The White Sox and Diamondbacks have agreed on a trade that will send starting pitcher Edwin Jackson to Chicago, the first potential step in a deal that could send Nationals first baseman Adam Dunn to the White Sox and land...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 30, 2010; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
 
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Bryce Harper sending the Nationals a message?

First overall draft choice Bryce Harper may be using social media as a negotiating ploy with the Nationals, posting two messages on what appears to be his Facebook page raising the possibility of returning to the College of Southern Nevada...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 30, 2010; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
Categories:  Bryce Harper  
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The Matt Capps-Wilson Ramos trade from all angles

Most any trade will create some kind of ripple effect, and the one the Nationals pulled off late Thursday night certainly qualified. They traded Matt Capps, their closer of the present, for Wilson Ramos, their catcher of the future. Here's...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 30, 2010; 12:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
Categories:  Matt Capps , trade deadline  
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Poll: What do you think of the Matt Capps trade?

By washingtonpost.com Sports editor  |  July 30, 2010; 12:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Matt Capps , trade deadline  
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Nationals trade Matt Capps to Twins

UPDATED 12:15 a.m. The Nationals traded all-star closer Matt Capps and cash to the Minnesota Twins for heralded catching prospect Wilson Ramos and minor league left-hander Joe Testa. The trade of Capps brings the Nationals a catching prospect their scouts...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 29, 2010; 10:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Matt Capps , bullpen , minors & farm system , trade deadline  
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The Nationals' bullpen comes through

On Tuesday night, as Miguel Batista walked from the bullpen toward the dugout, the Nationals faced a seemingly unfair fight. Sitting in last place, they had a series against the first-place Braves, and they had just lost Stephen Strasburg and...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 29, 2010; 7:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  bullpen  
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Tyler Walker unsure of next step

After visiting orthopedist James Andrews today in Birmingham, Ala., Nationals reliever Tyler Walker will decide tonight on a course of action to deal with the torn labrum in his right shoulder. Though Walker assumed surgery would be in order, Andrews...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 29, 2010; 6:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Tyler Walker , bullpen  
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Miguel Batista on catching Miss Iowa's first pitch

If the hype of Stephen Strasburg signifies how mighty the modern sports media machine can become, the Miguel Batista-Miss Iowa union pretty well sums up how bizarre it can be. Katherine Connors today announced on Twitter she will throw out...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 29, 2010; 5:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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Miss Iowa Katherine Connors coming to Nationals Park

The strange saga between Miguel Batista and Miss Iowa, a.k.a Katherine Connors, will add another chapter Friday tonight when, apparently, Connors will come to Nationals Park and throw out the first pitch. At about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Connors sent the...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 29, 2010; 2:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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Game 102 discussion thread: Nationals vs. Braves

Scott Olsen makes his return to the Nationals today, his first appearance since May 21, when he left a start with -- gulp -- shoulder inflammation. In Olsen's last appearance against the Braves, he carried a no-hitter into the eighth...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 29, 2010; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Stephen Strasburg headed to disabled list

[updated: 12:15 p.m.] The Nationals placed 22-year-old phenom Stephen Strasburg on the disabled list with an inflamed right right shoulder before Thursday's game, eliminating any chance he will pitch Sunday and placing his remarkable rookie season on pause. "They're talking...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 29, 2010; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  Stephen Strasburg  
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Today's lineups

Anything that happens today will likely pale to the news that Stephen Strasburg will be shut down for 10 days, but there will be a game played. Scott Olsen will oppose Derek Lowe as the Nationals go for the series...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 29, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Riggleman: Strasburg likely to be shut down for 10 days

On an appearance this morning on MLB Network Radio on Sirius/XM, Nationals Manager Jim Riggleman said Stephen Strasburg would not make his scheduled start Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies, and will likely be shut down for 10 days, according to...

By Dave Sheinin  |  July 29, 2010; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
 
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Bullpen shoulders heavy load, and more could be in store

When Stephen Strasburg unexpectedly missed his start on Tuesday night, it set off a ripple effect in the bullpen that may continue for some time. When the Nationals scratched Strasburg at the last minute because of soreness in his...

By Gene Wang  |  July 29, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Pitching rotation , bullpen  
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Jason Marquis 'back to where I need to be'

Jason Marquis overcame a disastrous start and pitched five innings in his latest rehab start at Class AAA Syracuse, allowing four runs - the first four batters of the game - in five innings while striking out seven and throwing...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 28, 2010; 11:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Jason Marquis , minors & farm system  
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Game 101 discussion thread: Braves at Nationals

The Nationals (43-57) will try to secure a series win against Atlanta tonight after beating the Braves, 3-0, yesterday in the opener thanks to a sterling performance from emergency starter Miguel Batista. The workhorse right-hander allowed no runs on three...

By Gene Wang  |  July 28, 2010; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Categories:  Livan Hernandez  
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Stephen Strasburg shut down for two days, could start Sunday

After they scratched him from his start Tuesday night, the Nationals will shut down Stephen Strasburg from throwing for two days, but they have not ruled out starting him Sunday, Manager Jim Riggleman said. Nationals trainer Lee Kuntz said Strasburg...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 28, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Miguel Batista reaches out to Miss Iowa

As Miguel Batista walked out to shag batting practice today, I stopped him and asked if he had seen a picture of Miss Iowa. "You mean Katherine Connors?" Batista said. "Yeah, she's gorgeous. Gorgeous." See, it seems Batista's amazing quote...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 28, 2010; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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J.D. Martin remaining optimistic

Starting pitcher J.D. Martin was in good spirits earlier today in the Nationals clubhouse despite his current stint on the 15-day disabled list. The club placed Martin on the DL shortly after bulging disks in his back flared up on...

By Gene Wang  |  July 28, 2010; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  J.D. Martin  
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Josh Willingham gets the day off

Left fielder Josh Willingham won't be in the starting lineup for tonight's game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park. Manager Jim Riggleman said he made the decision based on several factors, including a desire to give Willingham some rest...

By Gene Wang  |  July 28, 2010; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Today's lineups

Josh Willingham is out of the lineup today as the Nationals try to scratch some runs together against Tim Hudson. Nationals 1. Nyjer Morgan, CF 2. Adam Kennedy, 2B 3. Adam Dunn, 1B 4. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B 5. Roger Bernadina,...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 28, 2010; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
 
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Mike Rizzo taking calls, considering options before trade deadline

With the trade deadline looming, the Nationals are considering a multitude of options and offers on several players, biding their time in order to gather as many choices as they can before weighing them all. Calls have been pouring into...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 28, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
Categories:  Adam Dunn , Adam Kennedy , Cristian Guzman , Josh Willingham , Matt Capps , trade deadline  
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The real concern for Stephen Strasburg

The long-term implications of what happened to Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday night night are more significant than the short-term damage. The inside of Strasburg's shoulder, according to the MRI exam the Nationals gave him Tuesday night, looks the same as...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 28, 2010; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  Stephen Strasburg  
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Adam Dunn in 2010 = Alfonso Soriano in 2006

Every time I see Matt Garza pitch, and especially when I see him throw a no-hitter, I'm reminded of how he could have been a National. Well, truthfully, he was never all that close to being a National -- but...

By Dave Sheinin  |  July 28, 2010; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  Adam Dunn , Jordan Zimmermann , trade deadline  
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For one night, no Stephen Strasburg is no problem

Nationals players had congregated in the dugout, ready to sprint to their positions at the start of last night's game, when they started hearing the buzz from the crowd. Where's Strasburg? Jesus isn't pitching? Most of them learned Stephen...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 28, 2010; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
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Scott Olsen likely to start, Jesse English done for the year

Scott Olsen will likely start Thursday after throwing a bullpen session Tuesday evening with Class AAA Syracuse, according to a source. Olsen has been on the disabled list with shoulder stiffness and inflammation since May 23 and has made a...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 28, 2010; 1:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Scott Olsen  
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Poll: Worried about Strasburg?

Are you worried about Strasburg's health because he was scratched from Tuesday's start?

By washingtonpost.com Sports Editor  |  July 27, 2010; 8:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  Stephen Strasburg  | Tags: Stephen Strasburg  
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Stephen Strasburg scratched [UPDATED]

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo scratched Stephen Strasburg from his start on Tuesday as a precautionary move, because the rookie starter was having trouble getting his arm loose.

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 27, 2010; 7:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  Pitching rotation , Stephen Strasburg  | Tags: Stephen Strasburg  
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Game 100 discussion thread: Nationals vs. Braves

Stephen Strasburg will face a new challenge tonight, trying to tame a lineup for the second time. The one thing we know about Strasburg is that his stuff means the challenge rests more with the lineup than the 22-year-old phenom...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 27, 2010; 6:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Scott Olsen returning this weekend?

The Nationals may have targeted Scott Olsen to start Saturday in the vacancy created by J.D. Martin landing on the 15-day disabled list.

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 27, 2010; 6:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  J.D. Martin , Pitching rotation , Scott Olsen  | Tags: Scott Olsen  
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Jim Riggleman checks out Jordan Zimmermann

Jordan Zimmermann suffered his first setback in a rehab start Monday night, but the Nationals are convinced he's on track physically.

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 27, 2010; 6:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Jordan Zimmermann , Pitching rotation  | Tags: Jordan Zimmermann  
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Nationals 'addressed' Adam Dunn's visit to radio booth

Nationals officials spoke with Adam Dunn about his visit to Bob Uecker in the Brewers' radio booth during the Nationals' 4-3 loss Saturday night. Manager Jim Riggleman did expand on what happened with Dunn, but he made clear he did...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 27, 2010; 6:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Pedro Lopez suspended for use of performance enhancers

Nationals minor league shortstop Pedro Lopez and three other minor leaguers each received 50-game suspensions for use of banned performance enhancing substances, the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today. Lopez, who tested positive for Formestane, is currently with...

By Gene Wang  |  July 27, 2010; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Adam Dunn still staying relaxed as decision nears

Adam Dunn says he's said everything he wanted to say about staying with the Nationals, and whether or not he's traded is out of his hands.

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 27, 2010; 5:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Adam Dunn , trade deadline  | Tags: Adam Dunn  
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Tyler Walker could be facing surgery

Reliever Tyler Walker appears headed for surgery on his sore right shoulder. Walker said he will visit renown orthopedic specialist James Andrews on Thursday to get confirmation but that surgery seems the most likely scenario. Walker last pitched June 19,...

By Gene Wang  |  July 27, 2010; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Today's lineups

Not sure if that amateur BlackBerry photographer shows it well enough, but most of the Nationals Park outfielder, especially center field, is in rough shape today. Under the tarp set up for the Dave Matthews Band concert, the grass...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 27, 2010; 2:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Nationals to honor Andre Dawson

The Nationals will honor Hall of Fame inductee Andre Dawson, celebrating a piece of the franchise's history from before the Nationals existed. The Nationals will hold the ceremony for Dawson, a former Montreal Expo, on Aug. 10 when they host...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 27, 2010; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
 
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In-game chat: Nationals vs. Braves

Join Dave Sheinin later for a discussion about tonight's game between the Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves, pitcher Stephen Strasburg's 10th start for the Nats. Strasburg's 10th start...

By Alexa Steele  |  July 27, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Stephen Strasburg, the second time around

No matter what else happens tonight, Stephen Strasburg will notch another first in his rookie season. Strasburg has yet to face the same team twice, but he'll get a rematch against the Braves tonight at Nationals Park. On June...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 27, 2010; 8:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
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The impact of trading Matt Capps

With their dispiriting, 3-7 road trip to start the second half, the Nationals have drifted further into irrelevancy. Even significant a significant cosmetic accomplishment seems out of the question; they would have to finish 39-23 for a .500 record,...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 26, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
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Adam Dunn's surprise visit

First baseman Adam Dunn paid a visit to an old friend at a surprising time Saturday night. Between the first and second innings at Miller Park, Dunn -- in full uniform -- he journeyed upstairs from the Nats' dugout and...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 25, 2010; 7:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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Game 99 discussion thread: Nationals at Brewers

The Nationals will try to escape Milwaukee with a win, which would prevent a sweep and also help leave less of a bitter taste about a maddening road trip. The Nationals have outscored their opposition 36-35 over their first nine...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 25, 2010; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
 
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Nationals considering J.D. Martin's replacement

With J.D. Martin heading to the disabled list, the Nationals will need to find a starting pitcher for Friday at home against the Phillies. The starter, Manager Jim Riggleman said, will come from the Nationals' 40-man roster and be from...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 25, 2010; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Ross Detwiler's innings limit will be flexible

When the Nationals decided on Ross Detwiler to pitch today's game in place of Luis Atilano, they originally planned to have him throw no more than four or five innings, about 60 pitches. After consulting with Detwiler yesterday, they could...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 25, 2010; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Livan Hernandez wants to stay a National

Livan Hernandez, signed to a minor league contract late this spring, has become the Nationals' most invaluable pitcher. He leads the team in innings, has taken the ball for every scheduled start and, while posting a 3.12 ERA, has taken...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 25, 2010; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Today's lineup

As expected, Ryan Zimmerman will receive his first scheduled day off of the season and first day out of the lineup, period, since April 28. Willie Harris will play third and bat second. With Ross Detwiler making his 2010 debut...

By Adam Kilgore  |  July 25, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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