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Nationals Watch Archive: September 2012

  • Short swing paying dividends for Nationals' Kurt Suzuki

    With all the hullabaloo surrounding Stephen Strasburg’s announced shutdown date – it’s September 12, by the way – one of Kurt Suzuki’s best games in a Nationals uniform was lost in the fray. Published September 3 2012

  • Johnson, Rizzo weigh in on Stephen Strasburg’s shutdown

    Stephen Strasburg didn’t have much to say when asked about his looming shutdown, but manager Davey Johnson and general manager Mike Rizzo sure did. Published September 2 2012

  • Chien-Ming Wang rejoins Nationals the morning after rough rehab outing

    Chien-Ming Wang was roughed up in his ninth and final rehab start with the AA Harrisburg Senators Saturday evening, allowing six runs and a grand slam over two innings. But it wasn't enough to deter his return to the Nationals Sunday. Published September 2 2012

  • Nationals-Cardinals lineups UPDATED: LaRoche gets day off, Werth a late scratch

    Jayson Werth was expected to start in right field but was scratched just before the start of Sunday's game. Adam LaRoche also was given the day off. Published September 2 2012

  • Lannan excited to be back with Nationals

    After spending all but two games this season with AAA-Syracuse, starting pitcher John Lannan was excited to be recalled to the Nationals on Saturday. Actually, he's just excited to be back in the big leagues - period. Published September 2 2012

  • Jayson Werth exits Nationals' loss with hamstring cramp

    Jayson Werth left the Washington Nationals' 10-9 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday afternoon with cramping in his hamstring. Published September 1 2012

  • Perez, Leon & Lannan arrive as Johnson talks about process of using call-ups

    John Lannan, Eury Perez and Sandy Leon were making themselves comfortable inside the Nationals' clubhouse Saturday morning. The Nationals first wave of September call-ups arrived but unlike years past, there was no rush to find out how they'd be used, no effort to work them into the starting lineup. Published September 1 2012

  • Nationals-Cardinals lineups: Going for the series win

    The Washington Nationals will get a chance this afternoon to seal another series victory. Sending Jordan Zimmermann to the mound against right-hander Kyle Lohse, they can take the first three of this four-game set against the St. Louis Cardinals. Published September 1 2012

  • Zimmerman: Nationals giving D.C. 'a baseball team to cheer for'

    Ryan Zimmerman was in the middle of giving a post-game interview Friday night when the televisions opposite his locker stole his attention. The Nationals' 10-0 victory over the Cardinals had just equaled the team's entire win total from 2011. Behind the crowd of reporters was the Atlanta Braves game against the Philadelphia Phillies and on the screen was Phillies outfielder John Mayberry Jr. rounding the bases after a three-run homer in the top of the 10th inning that broke a 5-5 tie. Published September 1 2012