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GAME 6 PREVIEW: Washington Nationals at Florida Marlins; Starting Lineups

Washington Nationals (1-4, 5th NLE) v. Florida Marlins (3-2, 3rd NLE)7:10 pm, Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FLJohn Lannan (1-0, 1.80) v.Josh Johnson (1-0, 2.70)Weather: Partly sunny, breezy. 84 degrees._______________________________________
The Nationals face Josh Johnson, who led the N.L. with a 2.30 ERA in 2010, looking to salvage the final game of the three-game set.  Johnson has never lost the Continue reading

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GAME 5 PREVIEW: Washington Nationals at Florida Marlins; Starting Lineups

Washington Nationals (1-3, 5th NLE) v. Florida Marlins (2-2, 4th NLE)7:10 pm, Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FLLivan Hernandez (0-1, 2.84) v. Chris Volstad (12-9, 4.58 in 2010)Weather: Partly sunny, 75 degrees._______________________________________ 
The Nats and Marlins face off in the middle game of the three game set, and today’s big news was supposed to be Ian Desmond being moved from the leadoff Continue reading

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GAME 4 PREVIEW: Washington Nationals at Florida Marlins; Starting Lineups

Washington Nationals (1-2, 4th NLE) v. Florida Marlins (1-2, 4th NLE)7:10 pm, Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FLJason Marquis (2-9, 6.60, 1.718 in 2010) v. Anibal Sanchez (13-12, 3.55, 1.343 in 2010)Weather: Scattered storms. 80 degrees._______________________________________
The second series of the season starts tonight (weather permitting) in south Florida, as the Nats try to get their bats going Continue reading

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GAME 3 PREVIEW: Washington Nationals v. Atlanta Braves; Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves (1-1) v. Washington Nationals (1-1)Nationals Park, Washington D.C. Tim Hudson (17-9, 2.83, 1.150 in 2010) v. Jordan Zimmermann (1-2, 4.94, 1.323 in 2010) _______________________________
The rubber match of this three game series features perhaps the Nationals most important pitcher of 2011, Jordan Zimmermann.  Now fully recovered from Tommy John surgery, Zimmermann can resume his Continue reading

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GAME 2 PREVIEW: Washington Nationals v. Atlanta Braves; Ramos to Play; Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves (0-0) v. Washington Nationals (0-0)Nationals Park, Washington D.C. Tommy Hanson (10-11, 3.33, 1.174 in 2010) v. John Lannan (8-8, 4.65, 1.563 in 2010) _______________________________   The second game of this three game series finds the Nationals still looking for their first run of the season, as they suffered a 2-0 loss at the hands of Derek Lowe and the Braves on Opening Day.   Continue reading

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Who’s on First (or in Left Field)? A Very Early Look at Nats 2011 Roster

The Washington Nationals were busy this off-season, collecting and discarding real-life players like a 12-year old collects baseball cards (If 12-year olds still collected baseball cards).
With pitchers and catchers reporting date only a few weeks off, let’s take a look at how the lineup shapes up at this point.  Granted, GM Mike Rizzo might not be done tinkering with his roster, but we’re far Continue reading

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