Nationals Watch Archive: September 2012


  • Mike Rizzo, Dr. Lewis Yocum and a discrepancy in how the Nationals made their decision to shut down Stephen Strasburg (UPDATED)

    Throughout the season, when the topic of Stephen Strasburg's innings limit, of his impending shut down, was brought up, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo has cited the surgeon who performed the operation, Dr. Lewis Yocum, as one of the many sources he consulted when making the decision to end Strasburg's season prematurely. Published September 13 2012

  • Report: Bo Porter interviewing for Astros managerial job

    Nationals third base coach Bo Porter is in Houston interviewing for the 2013 Astros managerial job, according to multiple reports out of Houston. Published September 13 2012

  • Ryan Zimmerman reflects on early-season struggles and injury

    There was a moment Wednesday night, after Ryan Zimmerman's rocket of a home run into the left center field seats at Citi Field helped give Nationals a 2-0 win, that Mark DeRosa approached Zimmerman. Zimmerman's numbers, a .287 average, 22 home runs, 84 RBI, were so, for lack of a better word, normal. Published September 13 2012

  • Stephen Strasburg: pinch hitter?

    In the days since the Washington Nationals informed Stephen Strasburg that his season on the mound was over, he's tried to figure out just what he can do in the remaining days and weeks of the season -- other than root on his team from the bench. Published September 12 2012

  • MRI on Michael Morse's left wrist shows bone bruise, torn sheath

    An MRI on the left wrist of Washington Nationals outfielder Michael Morse revealed the source of the pain that's been plaguing him for about a month. Morse has a bone bruise as well as a torn sheath in the wrist and will be out at least a few days while the Nationals hope rest and some anti-inflammatory medicine does the trick. Published September 12 2012

  • Nationals-Mets lineup: Danny Espinosa out to attend grandmother's funeral

    Danny Espinosa and Michael Morse were both out of the Nationals' lineup for Wednesday's series finale against the Mets. Published September 12 2012

  • Nationals 2013 schedule released, will open at home vs. Miami Marlins

    Major League Baseball released it's 2013 schedule Wednesday afternoon, a new format that features 76 intra-divisional games, 66 against the rest of the league and 20 interleague games that will take place throughout the season. Here is the full 2013 schedule: Published September 12 2012

  • Michael Morse going for tests on left wrist

    Michael Morse will go for tests on his left wrist on Wednesday, hoping to get to the bottom of the pain that has plagued him there for about a month. Published September 11 2012

  • Sean Burnett should be ready Wednesday

    The Washington Nationals should get their full complement of relievers back on Wednesday with Sean Burnett likely to be cleared to return to action. Published September 11 2012

  • Nationals-Mets lineups: Remembering Sept. 11

    The flags are flying at half-staff today at Citi Field and all over New York as the country remembers Sept. 11, 2001. For the first time anywhere outside of Nationals Park, the Nationals will wear their blue patriotic uniforms tonight. Published September 11 2012

  • Ian Desmond, Adam LaRoche and an interesting MVP debate

    Davey Johnson stumped for Adam LaRoche as an MVP candidate Monday night. The MVP debate is an interesting one league-wide, but perhaps just as interesting when you look at the Washington Nationals only, and there may be a few other candidates who have a shot. Published September 11 2012

  • Sean Burnett throws bullpen, hopes to be available Tuesday or Wednesday

    Sean Burnett took to the bullpen mound at Citi Field and threw a bullpen session, testing his sore right elbow off a mound for the first time since Sept. 2. The Washington Nationals' left-hander came through the session feeling a significant decrease in pain and expects to be available in a game soon, perhaps as early as Tuesday night. Published September 10 2012

  • Nationals-Mets lineups: Ryan Zimmerman, Ian Desmond return

    After the left side of Davey Johnson's infield got the day off in the Nationals' series finale against the Marlins, shortstop Ian Desmond and third baseman Ryan Zimmerman returned to the lineup as the Nationals opened a three-game set against the New York Mets Monday afternoon. Published September 10 2012

  • Davey Johnson says Edwin Jackson was too deliberate in loss

    Edwin Jackson struggled mightily in Sunday's 8-0 loss, allowing six runs over 4 2/3 innings. Manager Davey Johnson said Jackson was too deliberate with his pitches and failed to speed up the pace of the game. Published September 10 2012

  • Nationals-Marlins lineups: Ryan Zimmerman, Ian Desmond sit

    Regular third baseman Ryan Zimmerman and starting shortstop Ian Desmond are not in the Nationals' lineup Sunday against the Miami Marlins. Chad Tracy will start at third, regular second baseman Danny Espinosa will shift to shortstop and Steve Lombardozzi will play second. Published September 9 2012

  • Gio Gonzalez explains his ejection

    Gio Gonzalez was ejected in the first inning of the Nationals’ thrilling rain-delayed 7-6 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday, and Sunday morning he explained why. Published September 9 2012

  • Jason Aldean concert helped motivate Nationals to win

    Adam LaRoche said Sunday morning that there was a little extra incentive not only to win Saturday night's game against the Miami Marlins, but to win it quickly. Published September 9 2012

  • Stephen Strasburg 'not too happy' about shutdown

    Stephen Strasburg spoke to reporters about his shutdown following the Nationals' 7-6 victory over the Miami Marlins Saturday. Here's what he had to say about the decision. Published September 8 2012

  • No Nationals suspended after Thursday's incident

    Chicago Cubs catcher Steve Clevenger has been suspended one game for his role in a bench-clearing spat at Nationals Park Thursday night. No Nationals players have been suspended as of yet. Published September 8 2012

  • Davey Johnson on his decision to shut down Stephen Strasburg

    A full transcript of manager Davey Johnson's comments regarding his decision this morning to shut down Nationals' ace Stephen Strasburg. Published September 8 2012

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