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BREAKINGNEWS
August 18, 2011
Washington Nationals pitching star Stephen Strasburg will make his next rehabilitation start Monday night for the Hagerstown Suns, Washington Nationals Manager Davey Johnson told the Associated Press. Strasburg is scheduled to throw 65 pitches or four innings, Johnson said. It will be Strasburg's third start for the Suns.
NEWS
June 15, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More kudos for rookie sensation Stephen Strasburg: He's the National League player of the week. The Washington Nationals' hard-throwing righty was given the honor Monday. He is 2-0 with 22 strikeouts and a 2.19 ERA in two major league starts. The 22 strikeouts were the most in the majors last week. Only Karl Spooner of the 1954 Brooklyn Dodgers has fanned more batters in his first two major league starts. Strasburg has already supplied the Hall of Fame with a hat and a ball from his major league debut.
NEWS
June 10, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Nationals signed right-hander Drew Storen to a deal worth more than $1.5 million on Wednesday, a day after selecting him with the 10th pick in the draft. Storen was 7-1 with seven saves and a 3.80 ERA during his sophomore season at Stanford. The Nationals assigned him to Class A Hagerstown. "His goals and aspirations matched up with our time frame and he wanted to get out and sign right away," acting general manager Mike Rizzo said. Storen was the Nationals' second pick in Tuesday's draft.
NEWS
August 8, 2010
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg threw a side session Saturday and is set to rejoin the Washington Nationals' rotation on Tuesday night against the Florida Marlins. The right-hander was scratched minutes before his scheduled start against Atlanta on July 27 and was diagnosed with shoulder inflammation. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list for the first time two days later, retroactive to July 22. The 22-year-old Strasburg will be on a 90-pitch limit for his return against the Marlins, and manager Jim Riggleman has modest expectations.
NEWS
June 1, 2010
HOUSTON (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg is ready -- and so is the Washington Nationals' ticket office. The Nationals said after Monday's 14-4 win over Houston that their prized pitching prospect will make his major league debut against Pittsburgh on June 8 at Nationals Park. The 21-year-old right-hander is first scheduled to start for Triple-A Syracuse at Buffalo on Thursday. General manager Mike Rizzo told mlb.com that Strasburg will throw six innings, or 95 pitches. Rizzo told the website that he, pitching coordinator Spin Williams and pitching coach Steve McCatty mapped out a specific plan for Strasburg at spring training.
NEWS
May 24, 2010
WASHINGTON -- Roy Oswalt's desire to be traded from the Houston Astros has apparently piqued the interest of the Washington Nationals. Major League Baseball's Web site, mlb.com, reported Sunday that the Nationals are looking to improve their rotation and have expressed interest in trading for Houston's right-handed ace, according to a baseball source. The Nats have not confirmed that they have interest in the Astros' ace, and Oswalt's agent, Bob Garber, did not return a phone message Sunday.
SPORTS
August 9, 2011
Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg will make his second rehab start Friday night for Class-A Potomac. Strasburg underwent Tommy John surgery Sept. 3, 2010. He threw 31 pitches in his first rehab start on Sunday for the Hagerstown Suns at Municipal Stadium. The 23-year-old struck out four and gave up a solo home run over 1 2/3 innings against Greensboro. He threw mostly fastballs, topping out in the upper-90s. Nationals manager Davey Johnson said on Tuesday that Strasburg will throw three innings with a 50-pitch limit for Potomac.
NEWS
September 1, 2010
MIAMI (AP) -- Washington Nationals rookie ace Stephen Strasburg will have Tommy John surgery on Friday to rebuild his injured right elbow, an operation that is expected to sideline him for 12 to 18 months. The ligament replacement surgery will be in Los Angeles and performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum, with Nationals team doctor Dr. Wiemi Douoguih assisting. "He is dealing with it like a professional," Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said before Tuesday night's game against Florida.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | June 3, 2011
Hagerstown Suns fans will get a preview of the Washington Nationals’ future lineup on Sunday. They won’t have to dream about Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman in the same lineup. They will see it first hand. The Suns announced that Zimmerman will be making a rehab appearance in Sunday’s game against Greensboro at 4:05 p.m. at Municipal Stadium. It will be Zimmerman’s first stop en route to returning to Nationals’ active roster. Washington’s third baseman has been on the disabled list since mid-April with a torn abdominal muscle.
NEWS
By TIM KOELBLE | June 10, 2009
On Monday, Brandon King hadn't given much thought to being picked in the Major League Baseball amateur draft that began Tuesday. The Washington Nationals gave the new Martinsburg High School graduate just a little extra to think about after they selected him to start the 27th round on Wednesday. King, a pitcher and third baseman in high school, was drafted as a pitcher. A day after selecting Stephen Strasburg with the No. 1 pick and Drew Storen with the 10th pick, the Nationals continued to draft pitchers and added King to the list.
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SPORTS
September 2, 2013
Carlos Ruiz hit a tiebreaking RBI single in Philadelphia's two-run eighth inning, helping the Phillies edge the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Monday night. Cesar Hernandez started the winning rally with a two-out walk against Tyler Clippard (6-3). He came around to score on Jimmy Rollins' double. After Chase Utley was walked intentionally, Ruiz drove in Rollins with a single to left. B.J. Rosenberg (1-0) recorded the final out of the eighth for the win and Jonathan Papelbon finished for his 24th save in 30 chances.
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SPORTS
August 30, 2013
Gio Gonzalez loves how the Washington Nationals are playing right now, and it's easy to see why. Gonzalez pitched seven crisp innings and Washington slugged three homers in a 9-0 victory over the sliding Miami Marlins on Thursday night. "We're getting our groove back," Gonzalez said. "I think that you can see it live, and the chemistry in here is just getting better and better. I think it's the music choice. I don't know what it is, but I think that our guys out there are having more fun up there at the plate.
SPORTS
August 5, 2013
Justin Upton led off the eighth inning with a tiebreaking homer, and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves extended their winning streak to a season-high 11 games by beating the fading Washington Nationals 3-2 Monday night. Freddie Freeman drove in Atlanta's first two runs with a pair of singles in the third and fifth. Reliever David Carpenter (3-0) earned the win by retiring all five batters he faced. Upton's 20th homer came on a 3-2 pitch from Tyler Clippard (6-2), who replaced Stephen Strasburg to begin the eighth.
SPORTS
July 24, 2013
Left-hander Francisco Liriano did not allow a hit until the sixth inning against a struggling and depleted Nationals lineup, and Pedro Alvarez homered off an otherwise-dominant Stephen Strasburg, leading Pittsburgh past Washington 4-2 Wednesday night. The Nationals fell to 0-6 since the All-Star break - scoring a grand total of 13 runs in that span - and have lost 11 of their last 13 games. Already the owner of one previous no-hitter, Liriano (10-4) walked the first batter he faced, then retired 11 in a row before another walk.
SPORTS
July 23, 2013
Gerrit Cole pitched seven strong innings to end a personal three-game losing streak, and added an RBI single as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 5-1 on Tuesday night. Pedro Alvarez homered and singled, and Russell Martin had three hits for Pittsburgh, which has won three straight. Wilson Ramos homered for Washington, which had just three hits. The Nationals have lost five straight and 10 of 12. Cole (5-3) turned in the best outing of his young career, allowing a run on two hits in his eighth career start.
SPORTS
July 12, 2013
Marcell Ozuna drove in three runs, and Giancarlo Stanton homered for the Miami Marlins, who dealt Stephen Strasburg the worst loss of his career in a 8-3 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday night. Strasburg (5-7) allowed a career-high seven earned runs and tied a career-high with four walks in two innings after the Nationals spotted him a 3-0 lead. It was his shortest outing since he pitched two innings on May 31 at Atlanta. He left that game early because of a lat strain that forced him to go on the disabled list.
SPORTS
July 7, 2013
At last, the Washington Nationals' lineup is starting to click. In related news, Davey Johnson's squad is closer to first place than it has been in over six weeks. Ryan Zimmerman hit a grand slam, Bryce Harper added three hits and two stolen bases, and the Nationals sent the San Diego Padres to their ninth straight loss, 11-7 on Sunday. Stephen Strasburg (5-6) allowed four runs over six innings. He matched his season-high with nine strikeouts as the Nationals won their fourth straight, the last three over San Diego.
SPORTS
June 9, 2013
Ian Desmond doubled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Washington Nationals made manager Davey Johnson's “fun day” even better Sunday with a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins to complete a sweep of a day-night doubleheader. Desmond's drive to left-center completed a comeback from a three-run deficit - making it the Nationals' biggest come-from-behind victory of the season - and pulled Washington back to .500 after a 3-2 homestand. Jordan Zimmermann dominated the first game, allowing two hits over seven innings in a 7-0 win that followed a Nationals team meeting and prompted Johnson to proclaim: “This is kind of a fun day.” The Nationals, near the bottom of the majors in many offensive categories, have come from two runs down to win only twice this season.
SPORTS
June 7, 2013
Nationals manager Davey Johnson got what he wanted, a second consecutive rainout to give his battered team an extra day to heal. Maybe the mental break will turn out to be the catalyst the Nationals have been seeking. Certainly, nothing else has worked so far. The preseason NL East favorite remained one game below .500 Friday, when a series opener against the  Minnesota Twins was postponed as rain from Tropical Storm Andrea moved north. The game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on Sunday.
SPORTS
June 6, 2013
The swelling in Bryce Harper's left knee isn't getting any better, so the Washington outfielder will see a specialist next week and won't be coming off the disabled list when he is eligible. Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Thursday that Harper visit Dr. James Andrews on Monday for a second opinion on the knee that has been troublesome ever since the 20-year-old slugger ran into the wall at Dodger Stadium on May 13. “We've just got to get the swelling out. We've got to get the inflammation out of there,” Johnson said.
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