Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals for The Washington Times.
Ryan Zimmerman was 0-for-3 in a rehab assignment with Single-A Potomac on Wednesday evening, but the Nationals' third baseman and his left hamstring came through the game well. After the game, Zimmerman said he was ready to rejoin his teammates on Friday in Pittsburgh.
The Nationals notched a seminal victory Wednesday night, beating the Atlanta Braves 2-0 and topping their division rival for the first time in six games this season. But perhaps the louder announcement of the evening was that of Jordan Zimmermann, thrusting himself further to the top of the discussion of the game's elite pitchers
Bryce Harper left Wednesday night's game against the Atlanta Braves in the sixth inning with a contusion on the left side of his torso.
Jayson Werth was out of the Nationals' lineup for the second straight day with his left ankle still very swollen and his right hamstring still a bit tight. Werth expected to get an X-ray done on his ankle shortly before gametime.
Washington Nationals’ helped revive Reuben Porras, an MLBNetwork employee who suffered a heart attack in the hallway outside the visitors' clubhouse on Wednesday afternoon. Unfortunately, Porras later passed away at a local hospital.
Jayson Werth is out of the Nationals' lineup for the second straight game as he rests a sore left ankle and cramping right hamstring while Steve Lombardozzi gets the start at second base over Danny Espinosa and Ian Desmond moves into the cleanup spot.
Washington Nationals prospect Lucas Giolito threw off a mound this week for the first time since Tommy John surgery.
Standing in a small hallway outside of the visitors' clubhouse at Turner Field, Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson looked weary and beleaguered. Five games into a 19-game season series with the Atlanta Braves, his team's chief divisional rival, the Nationals hadn't won a single one.
Jayson Werth tried to talk his way into the Nationals' lineup on Tuesday afternoon, but manager Davey Johnson informed him it wasn't going to happen, so the right fielder set his sights on Wednesday's game.
One day after the Washington Nationals appeared to have a bit of an injury scare with ace Stephen Strasburg, general manager Mike Rizzo said the right-hander's arm is structurally fine and he is expected to make his next start.
The big story from the Washington Nationals' 3-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves Monday night was whatever is ailing Stephen Strasburg. There were a few other items of note that came out of the Nationals' loss, though.
When Jayson Werth fouled a pitch from Eric O'Flaherty into his own left ankle Monday night, the Washington Nationals' big right fielder crumbled to the dirt and struggled for a few minutes to put weight on his leg.
Stephen Strasburg pitched six innings in the Nationals' 3-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves Monday night but it was some forearm tightness the ace was dealing with that overshadowed the loss for manager Davey Johnson. Strasburg, however, said he will be ready for his next start on Saturday.
Wilson Ramos was activated from the disabled list and feeling ready to go on Monday afternoon, but manager Davey Johnson did not put him in the lineup against the Atlanta Braves.
The Nationals activated catcher Wilson Ramos from the disabled list Monday afternoon, optioning Jhonatan Solano back to Triple-A, but he won't start in Monday night's game against the Atlanta Braves.
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