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Question of the Day
Haren will have an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the injury.
“I’m not really concerned about it, but they wanted me to take some time to get back to 100 percent,” Haren said. “But I definitely don’t want to use this as an excuse for the first three months of the season. That was more due to lack of execution instead of an injury.”
In truth, he could have been speaking about the Nationals’ season as a whole.
Maybe they are the juggernaut everyone expected, and they’ve been hindered by relentlessly nagging injuries. The possibility that they are simply this team, however, still exists. After another downward slide that followed a small but encouraging climb, there they were again: below .500.
“Every team has to deal with [injuries],” Zimmerman said. “It happens at this level. Guys have to step up and do some things they wouldn’t get a chance to. We’re past the point now where it’s too late to make excuses with injuries. We all need to step up and start winning games no matter who’s out there.”
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Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals and comes to The Washington Times from the Cape Cod Times and after stints with MLB.com and the Amsterdam (N.Y.) Recorder. A Massachusetts native and 2008 graduate of Boston University, Amanda can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can follow her on Twitter @acomak.
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