Nats Notes: Haren Activated; Harper In HR Derby

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The Washington Nationals activated Dan Haren from the DL tonight, optioning Tyler Moore To Triple-A Syracuse. The Nats also learned that 20-year-old slugger Bryce Harper would take part in the HR Derby as part of the All-Star Festivities in NY.

Nats' Skipper On Nationals' Offense Kicking In...

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Davey Johnson has been waiting for the Washington Nationals' offense to click and with Bryce Harper and Wilson Ramos back and Ryan Zimmerman humming, the Nats look poised to make a run as they start a four-game set in Philadelphia.

Nats Acquire Scott Hairston And PTBNL From Cubs

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The deal which was rumored last night was made official this morning with the Washington Nationals acquiring 33-year-old veteran Scott Hairston and a PTBNL from the Chicago Cubs in return for 21-year-old right-hander Ivan Pineyro and a PTBNL.

Nats Reportedly Acquire Scott Hairston From Cubs

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The Nationals talked about possibly adding to their bench recently and Sunday night they reportedly made a deal with the Cubs for 33-year-old, 10-year veteran bench bat Scott Hairston. The Nats will reportedly send a minor league pitcher back...

Run-Until-He's-Tagged, Tape-Measure-Testing...

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Nationals' manager Davey Johnson thought about sitting his 20-year-old left fielder this weekend until Bryce Harper talked his way back into the lineup and then turned around the slow start that followed his return from over a month on the DL.

Game 88 WPA: Why wasn't this easier? Nats 11, SD 7

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Another endorsement for the "score runs" style of offense.

Zim. Slam. Sweep. Nats Beat Padres 11-7 In D.C.

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The Washington Nationals finally supported Stephen Strasburg, jumping out to an 11-3 lead early and holding on for an 11-6 win and a sweep of the three-game series with the San Diego Padres. Ryan Zimmerman's grand slam in the third broke things open.

Nationals SWEEEEP 3-Game Set With Padres In D.C.!!

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Ryan Zimmerman's grand slam in the third was the big blast of the day as the Washington Nationals swept the San Diego Padres in the three-game weekend set in the nation's capital. Stephen Strasburg dominated on the mound and finally received support.

Nats Place LHP Ross Detwiler On The DL...

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The Washington Nationals placed 27-year-old left-hander Ross Detwiler on the DL with a "lower back strain." The move was retroactive to July 4th, and Detwiler's expected to return after the All-Star Break. Dan Haren will take Detwiler's spot.

Padres Look to End Road Trip on a Winning Note

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The Padres will send the young lefty Robbie Erlin to the hill to go up against San Diego native Stephen Strasburg.

Wire Taps: WaPost - Nats "Kicked Tires" On Garza

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Though the Nats have played down rumors of interest in starting pitching on their behalf, several recent reports have said the Nats are in the market for a starter. The Washington Post's Adam Kilgore reported they've "kicked the tires" on Matt Garza.

Game 87 WPA: Put me in, coach. Nats 5, Pads 4

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Harper looked a little better tonight, even as other parts of the team struggled a bit (I'm looking at YOU, Ross Ohlendorf).

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