- Unbeliebable: White House turns Bieber petition response into immigration screed
- Obama signs law denying Iran ambassador’s visa, but says law is ‘advisory’
- Mich. judge to laughing convicted killer: ‘I hope you die in prison’
- Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings
- Keystone XL pipeline still on hold after State Dept. decision
- Fla. man charged with killing 16-month-old son to play Xbox undisturbed
- Drones from the deep: Pentagon develops ocean-floor attack robots
- Michigan mayor slaps back atheists’ try to erect ‘reason station’ at city hall
- PHILLIPS: Where is the conservative establishment?
- 7.5-magnitude earthquake shakes southern Mexico
Nationals Watch Archive: September 2011
The Nationals walked off the field at Sun Life Stadium (for the last time there) on an extremely positive note. They ended their 2011 season with a 3-1 win over the Florida Marlins, a win that gave them 80 victories and made it the second most successful season in the team's brief history. Published September 28 2011
If Davey Johnson has it his way, when the Nationals open spring training in February, the man sitting in the manager’s office will be the same one who is there now: him. Published September 28 2011
Michael Morse blasted his 31st home run of the season Tuesday night, tying the game at 1 in an eventual 3-2 walk-off loss for the Nationals and he ended the game with a .303 batting average. Published September 28 2011
Henry Rodriguez got the first save of his career last week in Philadelphia and he was so good Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park in the eighth inning, striking out the side of Atlanta Braves, his teammates were still guffawing over the performance on Monday. Published September 27 2011
Ryan Zimmerman was out of the Nationals' lineup on Tuesday, missing the season's penultimate game with a sore hamstring that Nationals manager Davey Johnson didn't want to aggravate any worse. Steve Lombardozzi started at third base in his place, his second major league start at the position and just third in his entire professional career. Published September 27 2011
As the Nationals begin the transition toward constructing their 2012 roster as it pertains to their outfield, they've exchanged figures with outfielder Laynce Nix on a contract for next season Published September 27 2011
There has been plenty written this season about Michael Morse - the breakout year he's having, the sick power he possesses to all fields and how much work he's put into eliminating any holes in his swing. Published September 27 2011
The Nationals 7:10 p.m. game against the Florida Marlins will not start on time. There has been no official announcement made but the tarp is on the field, it is raining and there has been no movement by either starting pitcher to begin their warmup. Published September 26 2011
If Davey Johnson returns as Nationals manager in 2012 he said Monday that he would like to keep his coaching staff intact. Published September 26 2011
The Nationals have the honor of being the last opposing team ever to play baseball inside Sun Life Stadium as they close out their season with three against the Florida Marlins. Safe to say no one will miss playing on the field here considering the fact that it looks like a war zone and the "U" from the University of Miami in shallow center field is the first thing your eye is drawn to. Published September 26 2011
How dominant was Henry Rodriguez on Sunday afternoon? Let's put it this way: After Atlanta Braves catcher David Ross swung through two fastballs clocked at 100 and 101, respectively, he squared up for an 0-2 bunt. He then fouled off a 101-mph fastball for strike three. Published September 25 2011
In order to fully understand what Ross Detwiler did on the mound at Nationals Park on Sunday afternoon in the Nationals 3-0 victory over the Braves, it’s important, first, to go back to late May. Back to when Detwiler was floundering in Triple-A and was coming off a putrid 3 ⅔-inning, six earned run performance against the Twins’ affiliate. Published September 25 2011
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said this afternoon that ace right-hander Stephen Strasburg will be on an innings limit for 2012, similar to the one that Jordan Zimmermann dealt with this season. Published September 25 2011
Rizzo "I think we're an outfield bat and a starting pitcher away from really being a contender in the division."
As the Nationals wrap up the second-most successful season in their seven-year history in Washington, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo heads into the offseason with a specific list. The top two things on it are an everyday outfield bat and a front line starting pitcher. Upgrading the bench is a close third. Published September 25 2011
The Nationals and the Braves will close down Nationals Park this afternoon with the final home game of the 2011 season. The Nationals will then head to Florida for the final three baseball games at Sun Life Stadium. Published September 25 2011
A funny thing happened on the way to the Nationals mid-game Presidents Race Saturday afternoon: Jayson Werth got involved. Published September 24 2011
The rosters for the Arizona Fall League were released about a month ago but the Nationals are expected to finalize their entrants on the Scottsdale Scorpions in the coming days. The AFL begins play on Oct. 4 Published September 24 2011
In what could be his penultimate start in a Nationals uniform, Ivan Rodriguez gets the call behind the plate Saturday afternoon against the Atlanta Braves. Published September 24 2011
After six seasons as the Washington Nationals' Executive Vice President, Bob Wolfe is leaving the club following the 2011 season. Wolfe and the Nationals are parting ways on mutual terms, a team source said. Published September 23 2011
Johnson on Nationals roster: "I think in everybody's eyes, a lot of guys have laid claim to a lot of starting positions in the regular nine."
Davey Johnson has been trying to fill the holes on the Nationals roster going into next season. Where he thinks those efforts are at and where the Nationals can still improve. Published September 23 2011
Women losing coverage under Obamacare, too
- Scalia to students on high taxes: At a certain point, 'perhaps you should revolt'
- Former Ranger breaks silence on Pat Tillman death: I may have killed him
- Special Forces' suicide rates hit record levels casualties of 'hard combat'
- Feds approve powdered alcohol; 'Palcohol' available later this year
- Justice at last: 'Evil woman' outed for grabbing girl's game ball
- EDITORIAL: Mark Warner running scared?
- Hillary swoons at admitted illegal immigrant: 'Wow,' you're 'incredibly brave'
- U.S. Navy to turn seawater into jet fuel
- Army goes to war with National Guard, seizes Apache attack helicopters
- CHARLES: Holder's undermining of the law deserving of contempt