Author Archives: Adam Kilgore

Today’s Nationals-Diamondbacks lineups

The Nationals are going with a pretty standard, although it’s interesting that Wilson Ramos, after catching last night’s game, is also catching this afternoon. Alex Cora at third base, with Laynce Nix and Roger Bernadina in the outfield against ri… Continue reading

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Jayson Werth: To walk or not to walk?

In the top of the third Saturday night, Jayson Werth came to the plate with a runner on third and one out, an excellent chance for the Nationals to score and for Werth to pick up an RBI. Only the Diamondbacks and pitcher Joe Saunders made clear they w… Continue reading

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Game 58 discussion thread: Nationals at DBacks

Jayson Werth is back in the Nationals’ lineup tonight after missing last night’s game with swelling in his elbow, which was hit Thursday night by an Aaron Heilman fastball. Baseballs hitting batters has actually been a theme this series.
Three Na… Continue reading

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Doug Slaten to disabled list, Craig Stammen called up to Nationals

The Nationals placed struggling left-handed reliever Doug Slaten on the 15-day disabled list today, replacing him in the bullpen with right-hander Craig Stammen, whom they recalled from Class AAA Syracuse. Stammen will arrive shortly before tonight’… Continue reading

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Today’s Nationals-Diamondbacks lineups

Against left-hander Joe Saunders, the Nationals are going with an atypical lineup. Jayson Werth returns after missing yesterday with a sore, swollen elbow, but Laynce Nix and Roger Bernadina are out, leaving Jerry Hairston to bat leadoff.

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Jim Riggleman concerned about Doug Slaten’s health

Doug Slaten last year was one of the more overlooked, underrated pieces on the Nationals. He inherited 26 base runners and allowed only four to score. He held lefties to 11 hits in 73 at-bats, all singles – they slugged .151 against him. He pitched … Continue reading

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Game 57 discussion thread: Nationals at DBacks

The Nationals have only won four games in a row twice since the beginning of 2010, once this year and once last year. With a win tonight, they could run their current winning streak to four.
To do, Yunesky Maya will have to start a game the Nationals… Continue reading

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Ryan Zimmerman to start minor league rehab Sunday in Hagerstown

Ryan Zimmerman will begin his minor league rehab assignment Sunday in Hagerstown, a sign that he is close to returning to the Nationals after missing all but the season’s first eight games. It also means Zimmerman’s first action outside of extende… Continue reading

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Jayson Werth confident he’ll return Saturday

Right fielder Jayson Werth is out of the lineup tonight after a fastball drilled him in the left elbow Thursday night in the ninth inning. Werth received treatment this afternoon, but the stiffness and swelling in his elbow prevented Manager Jim Riggl… Continue reading

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Jayson Werth out; Nationals-Diamondbacks lineups

Jayson Werth will miss tonight’s game — or at least he won’t be starting — after getting hit by an Aaron Heilman fastball in the left elbow last night in the nine inning. Werth remained in the game, but after getting treatment the Nationals he… Continue reading

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