Author Archives: Adam Kilgore

Nationals haven’t talked extension with Jim Riggleman yet

With the final guaranteed year on his contract almost halfway over, the Nationals have yet to approach Manager Jim Riggleman about his uncertain contract status, said Burton Rocks, Riggleman’s agent.
During spring training, Rocks said he hoped to r… Continue reading

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Jayson Werth was liking the Nationals Park crowds this weekend

Over the weekend, Nationals Park was more packed than it has been at any time this season. The series attendance total for Nationals-Orioles came to more than 107,000. Sunday, cars were parked on the roof of the garage out beyond center field, a rarit… Continue reading

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Bryce Harper rests to finish the first half

Bryce Harper sat out for the second consecutive game this afternoon as Class A Hagerstown finished the first half of its season, but not for any problematic cause, Nationals director of player development Doug Harris said.
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Game 72 discussion thread: Nationals vs. Orioles

Ian Desmond is out of the lineup to provide his hurting left thigh a break. His health has not deteriorated, but like last week, Manager Jim Riggleman wanted to let Desmond rest for two straight days, a luxury tomorrow’s off day allows. But Desmond … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo says the Nationals’ winning streak will not change his approach to the trade deadline

The Nationals’ eight-game winning streak has lifted them one game away from .500 and not far from contention for the National League wild card spot. Their sudden success, General Manager Mike Rizzo said, will not alter the team’s plans in regard t… Continue reading

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Rick Ankiel placed on disabled list

The Nationals placed outfielder Rick Ankiel on the 15-day disabled list with a strained intercostal (rib cage) muscle in order to make room for today’s starter Tom Gorzelanny, continuing Ankiel’s frustrating first season in Washington.
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Today’s Nationals lineup

Tom Gorzelanny will return from the disabled list and make his first start since May 23 against the Orioles and left-hander Chris Jakubauskas. Ian Desmond has the day off, with Alex Cora at shortstop.
1. Jayson Werth, RF
2. Roger Bernadina, CF
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Game 70 discussion thread: Nationals vs. Orioles

7:25:The Nationals are targeting an 8 p.m. start.

6:55: Nationals officials do not expect a “terribly long” delay.
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Cole Kimball plays catch; Rick Ankiel sits out batting practice

Nationals reliever Cole Kimball, currently on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, played catch today for the first time since June 9, the last time he pitched in a game.
“I wasn’t throwing close to 100 percent, but I was able to r… Continue reading

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Nationals’ nine hitters producing

The Nationals are 5-0 since Manager Jim Riggleman moved the pitcher to eighth in the lineup, and part of their success has been the production out of the ninth spot, which has been occupied by Brian Bixler, Roger Bernadina, Ian Desmond and Alex Cora. … Continue reading

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