Author Archives: Brian McNally

Burnett takes small step forward

Nats reliever Sean Burnett isn’t exactly ready to throw a party for himself. His ERA is still 5.70, after all. It will take more than an Albert Pujols pop up in a big situation to reclaim his season. But there is still something to be said for baby s… Continue reading

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Good times rolling in Nats Town

Nats 7, Cardinals 4

Admit it. You’re getting a little giddy now. You fill out possible 2012 rotations with “Strasburg” penciled in. You find a spot on the field for top draft pick Anthony Rendon, who you’re sure will be an on-base machine. Bry… Continue reading

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Hernandez makes it look easy as pie

Brian McNally

A complete game? Whatever. Nationals starting pitcher Livan Hernandez had done that 49 times before he tossed nine easy innings against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night. … Continue reading

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Hard to mask their ability

Brian McNally

It was the biggest goal of Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo in the offseason: Find a way to get better defensively. Usually, that means subtracting liabilities in the field (Jo… Continue reading

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Nats Postgame – 8-6 win over Cardinals

Nats 8, Cardinals 6

That was one of the better atmospheres we’ve seen at Nationals Park since Stephen Strasburg made his big-league debut last June 8. Nothing could match that night, of course. But for a Tuesday evening with most public schools just… Continue reading

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Season-ending shoulder surgery for LaRoche

Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche will have season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, the team announced after Tuesday’s win over St. Louis. The surgery will be performed by team’s orthopedic physician Dr. Wiemi Douogui… Continue reading

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Zimmerman’s return

Not a moment too soon, Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman returns to the lineup tonight against the St. Louis Cardinals at the start of a nine-game, 10-day homestand. Out for nine-and-a-half weeks – 58 games in all – after surgery to repair a t… Continue reading

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Nats hoping for a good sign

Brian McNally

The Major League Baseball draft lasts so long it can take hours to analyze the 50 or so picks each team makes during the t… Continue reading

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Strasburg on schedule

Nationals right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg gave reporters an update Tuesday on his rehabilitation progress from Tommy John surgery last Sept. 3.

The 22-year-old has been at the team’s extended spring training complex in Viera, Fla. for weeks. … Continue reading

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Nats roll dice on TCU pitcher Matt Purke

The Nats were thrilled with their first three picks in the MLB First-Year Player Draft on Monday night. But after forfeiting their second-round pick for signing outfielder Jayson Werth, their second day of drafting didn’t begin until pick No. 96.

Af… Continue reading

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