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  • Opening Day offers glimpses of Nationals' strengths, weaknesses

    Brad Lidge did not expect to find himself on the mound for many ninth innings this season, certainly not on Opening Day at Wrigley Field. He signed with the Washington Nationals in late January with the understanding, despite his 223 career saves, that he...
  • Nats' comeback falls short in 4-3 loss to Cubs

    On Sunday afternoon, the Washington Nationals copied the formula that gave them two victories to start this season — except for the important part. Their offense stalled. Their pitching, in this case seven stellar innings from Jordan Zimmermann,...
  • Detwiler delivers 5 dominant innings as Nats beat Mets 6-2

    — On Tuesday night, under a starless sky at Citi Field, Ross Detwiler pitched exactly the way the Washington Nationals envisioned he would in 2007 when they drafted a beanpole left-hander out of Missouri State with the sixth pick. Five years later,...
  • Orioles open Nationals series with a dud

    Orioles open Nationals series with a dud
    There have been plenty of times this season when it would have been easy to sum up another Orioles loss by looking at just one play or one statistic. But not Friday night, not when there was so much bad baseball to choose from, not when the Orioles all...
  • Pen still mighty for Yankees

    As much fun as it would be to see the Brewers and Tigers create havoc in October, this is shaping up as a postseason that will be low on surprises. The three best teams entering the playoffs are likely to be the Yankees, Phillies and Red Sox, in that...
  • Nationals clinch first trip to postseason

    Nationals clinch first trip to postseason
    By Bill Ladson / MLB.com | 9/20/2012 10:00 PM ET WASHINGTON -- The Nationals are in the playoffs and they were able advance to the postseason on a great effort from left-hander Ross Detwiler, who pitched six solid innings in a 4-1 victory over the...
  • Nationals vs. Cardinals: Washington falls flat with chance to clinch NL East

    Nationals vs. Cardinals: Washington falls flat with chance to clinch NL East
    The Washington Post By Adam Kilgore, Published: September 30 ST. LOUIS — The Washington Nationals played 158 games for the opportunity they arrived at Sunday morning. The baseball season is a complex, twisted endeavor, and the Nationals had reduced...
  • Arrieta duels Jackson to a draw

    Arrieta duels Jackson to a draw
        Orioles starter Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings on Friday night at Nationals Park, giving up just one run on a homer by Ian Desmond. He allowed six hits in all and struck out nine batters, but will have to settle for a no-decision because he...
  • Nick Markakis leads the Orioles to victory with home run in 11th inning

    Nick Markakis leads the Orioles to victory with home run in 11th inning
    WASHINGTON, DC -- Since the Orioles and Washington Nationals began their so-called rivalry in 2006, there’s been a consistent theme.The clubs have never had a winning record at the same time when they’ve met for interleague play. Oftentimes,...
  • 'Little guy' Lombardozzi making big splash with Nationals

    The first time Kevin Kelly saw Steve Lombardozzi, he wondered whether the boy could make the throw from shortstop to first base. Lombardozzi was a freshman trying to make the Atholton varsity team. Kelly, the coach, had heard that Lombardozzi, the son...
  • Orioles' bats remain quiet in 3-1 loss to Nats before sellout crowd

    Orioles' bats remain quiet in 3-1 loss to Nats before sellout crowd
    The brick wall that the Orioles' offense has hit over the past eight games can be somewhat attributed to the quality of pitching it has faced. But as the missed opportunities — and goose eggs on the Camden Yards scoreboard — continue to mount,...