Author Archives: Adam Kilgore

Tonight’s Nationals lineup: Jayson Werth leading off, Roger Bernadina batting ninth

Jayson Werth will bat leadoff today, and that’s not even the most interesting thing about tonight’s Nationals lineup against the Padres. Roger Bernadina will bat ninth, with pitching John Lannan moving up the eighth spot.
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Jim Riggleman’s tough choices in managing Tyler Clippard’s workload

After the sixth inning Friday night, Manager Jim Riggleman faced a familiar dilemma. The Nationals led by a run, having scored only a pair themselves. He had to decide where his starter’s night should end and his bullpen’s should begin. “That’… Continue reading

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Wake-up call: Nationals promote Ryan Mattheus

Relief pitcher Ryan Mattheus was asleep in Syracuse when the call, finally, woke him up. He was sleeping late. It was 10 a.m. and he did not notice the first three missed calls to his cell phone from Class AAA Syracuse Manager Randy Knorr. When Matthe… Continue reading

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Game 64 discussion thread: Nationals at Padres

The Nationals are trying to avoid a three-game losing streak tonight, and they may be facing the wrong guy to do that. Mat Latos pitched against the Nationals twice last season, and twice he was utterly dominant. Latos allowed two runs in six innings … Continue reading

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Stephen Strasburg works out, visits the Nationals in San Diego

Stephen Strasburg made a quick and unassuming appearance today at Petco Park, arriving early in the afternoon and throwing about 40 pitches in a bullpen session. The last thing he felt like doing was talking about his visit and his progress in recove… Continue reading

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Cole Kimball pitched through pain since April

After last night’s game, Cole Kimball walked into the small weight room attached to the Nationals’ clubhouse. The soreness in his shoulder, which he had been feeling and keeping quiet about since April, prevented him from pushing against a trainer… Continue reading

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Nationals make Cole Kimball-Ryan Mattheus swap official

 The Nationals made their roster move official, sending Cole Kimball to the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation and promoting Ryan Mattheus to the majors.
One clarification: Mattheus had been on the 40-man roster last season, but the Nat… Continue reading

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Today’s Nationals lineup

Jerry Hairston remains out, and the Nationals will have a tough challenge tonight against Mat Latos.


1. Roger Bernadina, CF
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Cole Kimball likely headed to DL, Ryan Mattheus called up

The Nationals will likely place rookie reliever Cole Kimball on the 15-day disabled list before tonight’s game and will summon Class AAA Syracuse reliever Ryan Mattheus to the majors. Mattheus will be available tonight in San Diego. The team has not… Continue reading

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Zach Houchins says he is not a racist, nervous about future with the Nationals

Nationals draft choice Zach Houchins apologized for the offensive statements he made on his since-deleted Twitter and admitted he is nervous they will affect his future with the Nationals, he told the Post in a telephone interview this morning.
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