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  1. Tyler Moore pushes Nationals in front of Cardinals with two-run single late in NLDS Game 1

    Oct 7, 2012, 6:26 PM EDT

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    The Nationals and Cardinals have both wasted big scoring chances throughout this NLDS Game 1 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. But in the top of the eighth inning Washington finally broke through. Tyler Moore, a 25-year-old rookie serving as a pinch-hitter, guided a Marc Rzepczynski pitch into shallow right field to score Michael Morse…

  2. NLDS Game 1 lineups: Nationals vs. Cardinals

    Oct 7, 2012, 12:26 PM EDT

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    Here are the lineups for Game 1 of the NLDS between the Nats and Cards, scheduled for 3:00 p.m. ET: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS WASHINGTON NATIONALS 1. Jon Jay, CF 1. Jayson Werth, RF 2. Carlos Beltran, RF 2. Bryce Harper, CF 3. Matt Holliday, LF 3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B 4. Allen Craig, 1B 4. Adam…

  3. Michael Morse does a bit of mime work

    Sep 29, 2012, 10:08 PM EDT

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    Nationals slugger Michael Morse hit a grand slam in the top of the first inning Saturday against the Cardinals’ Kyle Lohse. But the ball barely cleared the right field wall at Busch Stadium and was initially ruled a base hit, which caused some confusion on the basepaths. Thus, we get probably the best highlight since replay…

  4. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 28, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey reacts to the crowd after getting his 20th win of the season after the Mets defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in their MLB National League baseball game at CitiField in New York

    Mets 6, Pirates 5: R.A. Dickey wins his 20th, striking out 13 in the process. I don’t care if wins aren’t supposed to matter. It’s cool. He’s old and he struggled for years and he has no freaking ligament in his elbow and he seems like a pretty cool guy and all of that and…

  5. The Nationals could still make a run without Stephen Strasburg

    Sep 8, 2012, 1:01 PM EDT

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    The Nationals enter today’s action with the best record in baseball at 85-53. Yet with the attention given to the unique situation involving the shutdown of Stephen Strasburg, one would think they would be doomed without him. That’s just not the case. And it’s really a discredit to a well-balanced ballclub. Nationals starters are first…

  6. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 50-1

    Sep 7, 2012, 12:10 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Here’s the top 50 of a rather weak free agent class. Again, I didn’t include Robinson Cano, R.A. Dickey and some others whose options are sure to be picked up. Also absent is Mark Reynolds. He is not eligible for free agency, though there’s a good chance he’ll be non-tendered this winter. All ages are…

  7. X-rays on Michael Morse’s hand come back negative

    Aug 24, 2012, 10:48 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that X-rays on Morse’s hand came back negative. He’ll likely have to miss a few days, but it looks like the Nats caught a break. 8:09 PM: The Nationals just announced that Morse left the game with a right hand contusion. We’ll likely hear more on his status after…

  8. I went to Nationals Park and it was good

    Aug 20, 2012, 9:47 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals Michael Morse celebrates a grand slam home run against the New York Mets in Washington

    I went to D.C. on Friday. The impetus for the trip: my friend, who does business development in the commercial real estate world, was gifted with the use of a luxury suite for the Nats-Mets game. She filled it up with clients and business contacts but, by golly, wouldn’t you know it, she had a…

  9. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 18, 2012, 8:50 AM EDT

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    Last night was a rare Friday night where I was at a baseball game rather than working right here on HardballTalk. It was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up, as I finally had the chance to meet our blogger-in-chief Craig Calcaterra and take in the Mets-Nationals game. Yes, we are allowed out of the basement…

  10. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 10, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    New York Mets starting pitcher Dickey throws a knuckleball as he pitches to the Miami Marlins during the ninth inning of their MLB National League game in New York

    Mets 6, Marlins 1: R.A. Dickey continues his dominant year. He struck out ten and didn’t walk any while tossing a complete game. And we may see more of him soon. Royals 8, Orioles 2: Manny Machado made his major league debut. Two for four with a triple. Not bad! No one else did anything,…

  11. Jayson Werth starting in center field for Nationals after three months on DL

    Aug 2, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    Jayson Werth

    Jayson Werth is off the disabled list and back in the Nationals’ lineup tonight, nearly three months after breaking his wrist on May 6. And he’s starting in center field for the first time since September of last season, as manager Davey Johnson has decided to play him there rather than Bryce Harper. Werth was…

  12. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 30, 2012, 6:06 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    Braves 6, Phillies 2: Pretty good day for me yesterday. I took Mookie and Carlo to an amusement park and the Braves swept the Phillies. All I needed as a nice steak or something to cap the day and it would have been perfection.  Only the Astros, Rockies and Cubs have a bigger division deficit than the…

  13. Oblique tear puts Ian Desmond on DL

    Jul 22, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

    Ian Desmond

    The Nationals suffered a big blow Sunday, with shortstop Ian Desmond heading off to the disabled list with a torn oblique. An MRI today revealed the extent of the injury, and Desmond is expected to miss at least a few weeks, CSNWashington.com’s Mark Zuckerman reports. Desmond has been fighting the oblique for at least a…

  14. Warning: Don’t use the bathroom around Michael Morse

    Jul 20, 2012, 2:20 PM EDT

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    Sarah Kogod of the Washington Post talked to Adam LaRoche about the Nationals’ various clubhouse pranks and the first baseman revealed this beauty from Michael Morse: Last week, [Danny] Espinosa comes out of the bathroom, the stall, completely white. One of Mikey’s favorite tricks is to go in there with two full things of baby…

  15. “Well, I don’t run that hard anyway.”

    Jun 28, 2012, 4:14 PM EDT

    Michael Morse

    That’s what Nationals outfielder Michael Morse said after manager Davey Johnson urged him to be cautious with his tight right hamstring Thursday in the game against the Rockies at Coors Field. “If I had a broken leg and a broken thumb, I’d want to be in the lineup in this ballpark,” Johnson said. “I made…

  16. Michael Morse will ‘for sure’ return to the Nationals by June 8

    May 23, 2012, 7:18 PM EDT

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    The Nats are about to get an injection of power. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Nationals manager Davey Johnson told reporters Wednesday that rehabbing slugger Michael Morse will “for sure” be ready for activation by June 8. That’s when Washington will kick off a three-game interleague series in Boston, where Morse will…

  17. Michael Morse could be back with the Nationals at the start of June

    May 17, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

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    Here’s some rare good news for the Nationals on the injury front. The original goal was for Michael Morse to be ready to return from his torn right lat on June 8 so he could be eased back into the lineup as the designated hitter during interleague play, but Nationals manager Davey Johnson told Mark…

  18. Wilson Ramos exits game with serious-looking knee injury

    May 12, 2012, 10:24 PM EDT

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    Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos got a cleat caught in the ground while attempting to field a passed ball in the seventh inning Saturday against the Reds, causing his right knee to twist in an unnatural way. Ramos kept all weight off the knee as he was carried — by a trainer on each side —…

  19. Ryan Zimmerman rejoins Nationals after disabled list stint

    May 8, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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    As expected, the Nationals have activated Ryan Zimmerman from the disabled list after the third baseman missed 15 games with a shoulder injury. Zimmerman being placed on the DL is what motivated the Nationals to call up Bryce Harper, but obviously sending the 19-year-old phenom back to the minors ceased being an option almost immediately…

  20. Adam LaRoche scratched from lineup with right oblique soreness

    May 3, 2012, 7:02 PM EDT

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    The Nationals can ill afford another injury with Michael Morse and Ryan Zimmerman already on the disabled list, but they could be without Adam LaRoche for at least the next couple of days. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, LaRoche was scratched from tonight’s lineup against the Diamondbacks due to soreness in his…

  21. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Apr 14, 2012, 8:49 AM EDT

    Jayson Werth AP

    The first-place Washington Nationals. Yes, it’s much too early to take the standings all that seriously, but the Nationals are now 6-2 on the young season following a walkoff 2-1 win over the Reds last night in 13 innings. That’s the team’s best record since they moved from Montreal to Washington in 2005. The big…

  22. Rick Ankiel coming off disabled list tomorrow, will be Nationals’ starting center fielder

    Apr 13, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Rick Ankiel is ready to return from his quadriceps injury and manager Davey Johnson said today that he’ll come off the disabled list as the Nationals’ starting center fielder. Roger Bernadina has started six of the Nationals’ seven games in center field, with Jayson Werth moving over from right field to take the other start.…

  23. Michael Morse aggravates lat muscle tear, will be in “total shutdown mode” for six weeks

    Apr 12, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Michael Morse

    Michael Morse was on the verge of coming off the disabled list when he experienced pain while throwing on his minor-league rehab assignment and the news on the Nationals left fielder isn’t good. General manager Mike Rizzo told reporters that Morse aggravated his torn lat muscle and will be in “total shutdown mode” for at…

  24. Michael Morse “out indefinitely” after rehab setback

    Apr 10, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: So much for returning Thursday. Kilgore reports that Morse “felt soreness throwing last night” and is now “out indefinitely.” ========== Assuming that nothing goes wrong when he plays nine innings in left field at Single-A tonight and tomorrow Michael Morse is scheduled to return from the disabled list and rejoin the Nationals’ lineup Thursday.…

  25. Michael Morse and Rick Ankiel both homer in rehab game

    Apr 7, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT

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    The Nationals were forced to run Mark DeRosa and Roger Bernadina out there on Opening Day against the Cubs, but they have some reinforcements on the way. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Michael Morse and Rick Ankiel both homered last night in a minor league rehab game with Double-A Harrisburg. Morse, who…

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