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Nationals Watch Archive: April 2011


  • First win of 2011 in the books for the Nationals

    Two rain delays didn't disrupt John Lannan, who held the Braves to one run off five hits and a walk, and the Nationals' offense supported him with four early runs as Washington picked up its first win of the 2011 season, 6-3 over the Braves. Published April 2 2011

  • Nationals start transition from Rodriguez to Ramos

    In the two catchers on their roster, the Nationals have a future Hall of Famer and an up-and-coming 23-year-old considered one of the best catching prospects in the major leagues. And while Ivan Rodriguez was this team's Opening Day catcher, Wilson Ramos will get the start today and thus begin the transition for the Nationals -- and Rodriguez -- toward playing the younger, potential-laden Ramos in an everyday role. Published April 2 2011

  • Ramos gets start behind the plate; lineups for 4/2

    Wilson Ramos will get his first start of the season, hitting eighth and catching left-hander John Lannan this afternoon. Published April 2 2011

  • The Nationals vs. today's starter: Tommy Hanson

    We won't know the lineup until later this morning but since Braves' starter Tommy Hanson is a right-hander, I can take a stab at what it's going to be. And for those players, along with a few others who could also get slotted into the lineup, here are the career numbers vs. the Braves 24-year-old: Published April 1 2011

  • Opening Day: the morning after

    One writer's prediction to turn the baseball world upside down, Livan Hernandez's detailed gameplan, and a few morning links Published April 1 2011