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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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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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Plenty glad to see Zimmerman return

John Keim

Nats third baseman Ryan Zimmerman won’t be a savior when he returns Tuesday, but he will be welcomed with huge open arms. Not just by manager Jim Riggleman, but by guys like Jayson Wer… Continue reading

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Riggleman and Marquis Get A Pankin’

Yeah, Jim, I’d look a little glum too if I got screwed over like you and Jason Marquis did. Usually I’d bust your balls about your managerial skills or your substitutions, but tonight you and I are on the same page, pal. What happened to you and Marquis is bulls**t. Nationals.com reports the MLB has [...] Continue reading

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Nats Postgame – 2-1 win over Phillies

Nats 2, Phillies 1

Nothing makes a cross-country flight go smoother than a couple of wins against the four-time defending division champions. The Nats, now headed to Phoenix for the start of an 11-game West Coast road trip, were in some dire straits e… Continue reading

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Rookie Espinosa learning the ropes

His Nationals teammates insist that second baseman Danny Espinosa is flying under the radar around Major League Baseball. If the 24-year-old keeps this up that won’t continue much longer. Despite a .217 batting average, Espinosa is doing plenty right… Continue reading

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Nats Postgame – 10-2 win over Phillies

Nats 10, Phillies 2

Maybe they should have a meeting every day. Just after batting practice ended, Mike Wallace – the clubhouse manager at Nationals Park – yelled for media and any assorted guests and visitors to clear the room. The Nats had busin… Continue reading

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Nats Postgame – 5-4 loss to Phillies

 Phillies 5, Nats 4

The broken record continues to spin. The Nats managed to hit three home runs against two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay and yet didn’t come away with a Memorial Day victory at Nationals Park on Monday. Check out the… Continue reading

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Trying times for Nats reliever Sean Burnett

Last season Nats left-handed reliever Sean Burnett led a charmed life on the field. He finished with an 2.14 ERA and established himself as a go-to option for manager Jim Riggleman out of the bullpen – against hitters from either side of the plate. W… Continue reading

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Werth addresses his comments in Milwaukee

Nats outfielder Jayson Werth spoke after Friday’s dramatic 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres, addressing his comments in Milwaukee earlier in the week that appeared to hint at deeper trouble within the clubhouse. Were his vague quotes directed at man… Continue reading

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