Nats Notes: Haren Activated; Harper In HR Derby


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...


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


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


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...


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


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

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


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.!!


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...


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


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


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


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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