Author Archives: Adam Kilgore

Injured anyway, Jerry Hairston drops appeal, will serve suspension

Jerry Hairston will drop his appeal and serve his one-game suspension today, and in a sense that was an easy decision. Hairston suffered back spasms yesterday and cannot play today because of the injury, so he is not losing any games he would have oth… Continue reading

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Jayson Werth scratched again

For the second straight day, Jayson Werth was in the lineup but had to be scratched with a sore right ankle, which he turned while tripping over the mound in foul territory at AT&T Park as he corralled a bloop down the line Monday night. The Natio… Continue reading

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Ian Desmond’s defensive improvement continues

One of the most pleasant – and, given the way the season began, surprising – developments for the Nationals this season has been Ian Desmond’s defense at shortstop. Desmond made eight errors by May 4, a pace even worse than last season, when he … Continue reading

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Game 61 discussion thread: Nationals at Giants

The last time the Nationals played without Jayson Werth, which was Friday night, they were shut out. And the last time they faced Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez, which was in late May, they scored one run despite 11 runners reaching base on either a … Continue reading

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Jayson Werth scratched with sore right ankle

Jayson Werth has been scratched with a sore right ankle, which he turned last night while chasing down by the bullpen mound in foul territory at AT&T Park. Werth will be available to play tonight as a replacement. Laynce Nix will start in Werth’… Continue reading

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Jason Marquis reacts to his suspension, was not trying to show his manhood

Jason Marquis will appeal the five-game suspension MLB handed him today because he still maintains his innocence: He says he did not hit Justin Upton on purpose Sunday afternoon, and in fact has never thrown at a batter in his 12-year career.
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Nationals take Bryce Harper’s brother; Twins take Ivan Rodriguez’s son

The Nationals drafted yet another college pitcher in the 30th round, one they’re familiar with two reasons. First, they already drafted him, but didn’t sign him, out of high school in 2008. Second, he’s Bryce Harper’s older brother.
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Jason Marquis, Jim Riggleman suspended by MLB

Major League Baseball suspended Nationals starter Jason Marquis five games and Manager Jim Riggleman one game for their role in Sunday’s beanball war with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Both were ejected after Marquis hit Justin Upton with a sinker after… Continue reading

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Bryce Harper’s kiss is a ‘teaching moment’ in Nats’ eyes

Bryce Harper’s blown kiss at a Greensboro Grasshoppers pitcher during his home run trot last night has reverberated around baseball, earning him recognition as baseball’s new villain and causing some to speculate his promotion to the next minor le… Continue reading

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Anthony Rendon says his shoulder is fine

There will be more to share about Anthony Rendon, the Nationals’ first round pick, and where and how he hits into the organization. Quickly, though, I wanted to post this update about one of the more pressing issues connected to the selection of Ren… Continue reading

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