John Lannan will make his first-ever start inside Nationals Park as a member of an opposing team Friday night when he takes the mound to face the Nationals for the third time this season. Dan Haren will go for the Nationals.
Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals for The Washington Times.
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“It's getting to a point where we're just not winning games,” said right fielder Jayson Werth, after the Washington Nationals' 6-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves completed the Braves' sweep of the series. “You hate to accept losing at any point. But the losses are definitely piling up.”
Jayson Werth offered some interesting comments Wednesday night about his view on where the Nationals are at as the calendar inches toward mid-August. He sounded like a man who, while not giving up hope entirely, has begun the process of thinking more about the future than the present.
Washington Nationals right-hander Ross Ohlendorf threw a bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon and came through it feeling as though everything was back to normal with his right shoulder.
A day later, the question of intent and retaliation still hung in the air at Nationals Park.
The benches and bullpens cleared when Julio Teheran hit Bryce Harper with a purpose pitch in the fifth inning. But the Nationals’ season is such that neither Harper’s fire, nor his homer, could save the Nationals from another loss. They fell five games below .500 (54-59), 14.5 games behind the Braves in the National League East, and eight games back of the second Wild Card spot.
In this day and age, maybe it figures that a good ol' fashioned baseball brawl would take place in the Twitterverse instead of on the diamond.
After losing his 2012 season to a knee injury and dealing with two hamstring strains this season, Wilson Ramos is working to ensure that his legs can stay strong throughout the remainder of the season.
The throwing mechanics of third baseman Ryan Zimmerman have been one of the Nationals' most oft-discussed and debated topics this season. Manager Davey Johnson said Tuesday it has taken longer than he expected for Zimmerman's strong throwing arm to return from surgery.
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson has seemingly exhausted the various possible lineup combinations he can form with his roster. He's moved guys around and subbed different guys in and out, but he's still trying desperately to find the combination that will make his underachieving offense click.
The Washington Nationals made a swap of relievers on Tuesday afternoon, calling right-hander Tanner Roark up from Triple-A Syracuse and sending left-hander Xavier Cedeno back.
The Braves winning streak reached 11 and the Nationals went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position. They put the leadoff batter on in seven of nine innings and scored him only once. They scalded pitches from Mike Minor and David Carpenter, right into the gloves of waiting fielders.
After missing six games and spending three nights last week in the hospital with an irregular heartbeat, Washington Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty returned to the team Monday night.
Jayson Werth was honored by Major League Baseball Monday afternoon as the National League Player of the Month for July. At about the exact same time, Werth was heading off the field at Nationals Park with a team trainer, scratched from the lineup with a sore groin.
Michael Weiner, the head of Major League Baseball's Players Union issued the following statement about the Biogenesis discipline handed down on Monday: