The Washington Nationals' game against the Los Angeles Dodgers has been postponed due to inclement weather.
Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals for The Washington Times.
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The Washington Nationals could clinch a playoff spot as early as Wednesday evening and the team announced Tuesday that single-game tickets for both a potential wild card game as well as the division series will go on sale on Friday morning, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m.
The Washington Nationals are not expecting to have any concrete answers on an injury to second baseman Danny Espinosa's left shoulder before Tuesday when they open a three-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers at Nationals Park.
Danny Espinosa will visit with Nationals medical director Wiemi Douoguih on Monday to have an MRI on his left shoulder. He is expected to miss most if not all of the Nationals' upcoming series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Michael Morse is hoping that one week is the longest he'll be out with a bone bruise and a torn sheath in his left wrist, but Nationals manager Davey Johnson is not convinced that'll be all.
The Washington Nationals have been swept just four times this season, and they enter their 8:05 p.m. Sunday Night Baseball game on ESPN hoping to avoid the fifth.
Davey Johnson was ejected for the first time this season Saturday afternoon. His arm-waving tirade at Marvin Hudson earned him the honors after Hudson called Braves outfielder Martin Prado safe at first base, ruling Adam LaRoche's foot had come off the bag.
One thing Nationals manager Davey Johnson prides himself on is the fact that he can help guide young hitters. He can help foster their maturation and speed their progress toward becoming the type of hitter their talent makes them easily capable of.
After his collision with the left field wall Friday night, outfielder Roger Bernadina is dealing with a bit of a stiff neck, Nationals manager Davey Johnson said.
Before the Washington Nationals leave the confines of the visitors' clubhouse at Turner Field for the final time this weekend, they may well have something to celebrate. The first playoff berth for a team that's spent every year before this one wondering what a winning season would look like is near. It could happen as early as Sunday, after the Nationals play the Braves on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball. Don't expect the moment to come with much fanfare.
Roger Bernadina spent time icing his right shoulder down late Friday night but the outfielder said he came out of a collision with the left field wall at Turner Field not too much worse for the wear.
The Washington Nationals were caught off-guard and confused by the comments of Dr. Lewis Yocum, the surgeon who performed Tommy John surgery on Stephen Strasburg, when he was quoted in the L.A. Times on Thursday as saying he "wasn't asked" for his input on the decision.
Michael Morse did not take batting practice on Friday evening, opting instead to continue to rest his left wrist that was recently found to have a bone bruise and a torn sheath. It's unlikely he'll make an appearance in the Nationals' series here this weekend as the Nationals aim for a return Tuesday.
As early as just a week ago, this series looked like it was going to be one of the most pivotal the Washington Nationals have played this season. It looked like the division would be decided here at Turner Field this weekend. But the Nationals and Braves have been on divergent paths the last few days. While the Nationals were in New York sweeping the Mets, the Braves were in Milwaukee getting swept by the Brewers. A 5 1/2-game lead turned into an 8 1/2-game one and the stakes suddenly lowered a good deal.
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.