Nats' Lineup vs Sox: LaRoche Returns; Gio Start 2


Washington Nationals' manager Davey Johnson gave first baseman Adam LaRoche a chance to rest his stiff back this weekend knowing he'd get an extra day on Monday to recover completely and the middle-of-the-order bat is back in the lineup today.

Nationals PDB: The White Sox' Jake Peavy


The Chicago White Sox have a front-line pitcher in Jake Peavy, who last year rebounded from a tough 2011. Peavy features an effective fastball and sinker. While his days as a league-leader in ERA are behind him, Peavy remains a formidable opponent.

Wire Taps: Skole's Wrist; DH Talk; Nats vs W. Sox


Gio Gonzalez will be on the mound tonight to take on the Chicago White Sox at the start of the Washington Nationals' six-game homestand. Three with the Sox and then three with the Atlanta Braves this weekend. After an eye-opener of a series in Cincy.

Nats' Gio Gonzalez Makes Start No.2 vs White Sox


Washington Nationals' lefty Gio Gonzalez struggled with a headache and the weather in his first start of the season last Wednesday night in D.C., but it should be much nicer in the nation's capital when he faces the Chicago White Sox tonight.

Nats Minors: Karns Hit Hard In Double-A Debut


The Washington Nationals' 2012 Minor League Player of the Year, Nathan Karns, got knocked around a bit and was out early in his Double-A debut with the Harrisburg Senators tonight, but he still managed to impress on the mound and teammates Anthony Re

Report: Skole Suffers Microfracture In Left Wrist


Reports this weekend said that 2012 Washington Nationals' Minor League Player of the Year Matt Skole had suffered an injury to his left wrist. According to reports this morning, the injury was diagnosed as a microfracture.

Nats' Skipper Davey Johnson Prefers DH-Less Ball


Washington Nationals' manager Davey Johnson talked about Interleague play last week and shared his thoughts on why he hopes that the National League will never adopt the DH. Chicago White Sox' manager Robin Ventura agrees with the Nats' skipper.

Wire Taps: Nats Weekend In Review; Lunchtime Links


Thanks, Marlins! The Washington Nationals swept their season-opening series with Miami, so the loss of two of their three games in Cincinnati this weekend didn't hurt as much, though that 15-0 loss to the Reds is still bothering me. The Nats are 4-2.

Nationals Rewind: Davey & Stras On Loss To Reds...


Neither Washington Nationals' manager Davey Johnson or today's starter Stephen Strasburg were happy with the pitcher's command early, but Strasburg threw 114 pitches and eventually settled down after a rough start in what ended up a 6-3 loss.

Game 6 WPA: Frustrating. Nats 3, Reds 6.


Bad BABIP day for Strasburg on the mound and the rest of the Nats at the plate. Walks are not a good addition to P2K or P2C.

Reds 6-3 Over Stras And Nats; Take 2 of 3 In GABP


Stephen Strasburg threw 114 pitches in his second start of the 2013 campaign, but the Cincinnati Reds put nine hits and six runs on the board against the Washington Nationals' right-hander and took the series finale and 2 of 3 in Cincinnati, 6-3.

Rizzo on Strasburg: "He's Unleashed Now."


Washington Nationals' manager Davey Johnson took Stephen Strasburg out after seven innings in the season opener against Miami after the Nats' right-hander had dominated Fish hitters all afternoon, prompting some complaints...

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