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GAME 139 REVIEW: Rough Start Dooms Maya, Nats in 4-1 Loss to Mets

Yunesky Maya made his first Major League start for the Nationals (Photo by C. Nichols/Nats News Network)
THE RESULT:  The Nationals Park radar gun wasn’t working correctly in the first inning, so at least Washington Nationals "rookie" starting pitcher Yunesky Maya had some company in that regard.  Once the gun got going though, so did Maya.
Unfortunately, both developments came too late, and Continue reading

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Nationals Recall Ramos, Balester; Select Espinosa from Minors

UPDATE (3:34 pm):  Balester will have to wait until the weekend.  He had just been optioned last Thursday and has to spend 10 days in the minors before recall, barring injury.

The Washington Nationals will call up C Wilson Ramos and P Collin Balester, plus select the contract of INF Danny Espinosa from the minor leagues.  The team expects the players will be active for tonight’s game in Continue reading

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