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Nats prepare for loss of Zimmerman to hamstring strain

They managed to keep their healthy lineup intact for 17 games before injury once again befell the Nationals last night.

Ryan Zimmerman strained his right hamstring legging out a grounder in the top of the sixth at Coors Field, hustle that allowed a run to score and ultimately helped the Nationals secure a 7-4 victory over the Rockies that extended their lead in the NL East to 2 games over Atlanta. 506 more words

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Espinosa understands, accepts reduced role

BALTIMORE — Ten straight game days, Danny Espinosa walked into the Nationals’ clubhouse, checked the lineup card, didn’t see his name listed among the starters and went about his business as a newly benched player. 678 more words

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Who should DH for Nats the next 2 nights?

For the last week, Matt Williams has faced a nightly lineup decision, the crux of which has boiled down to the question of who would start at third base. 381 more words

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Matt Williams removed Ryan Zimmerman from last night's game for defensive reasons

Bryce Harper’s return to the Nationals outfield meant Ryan Zimmerman had to shift from left field back to third base, where he was once a standout defender and is now a huge question mark because of chronic shoulder problems. 271 more words

Game 84: Rockies at Nats

If Matt Williams’ grand plan is to move guys around the field and throughout his lineup on a daily basis, he isn’t doing it yet. The Nationals tonight are fielding the same lineup they used the previous two nights with only one exception: Jose Lobaton is catching, with Wilson Ramos getting the night off. 1,171 more words

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Nationals manager Matt Williams: "I've got Bryce's back, in every way"

Matt Williams met with Bryce Harper yesterday and then made a concerted effort to diffuse any notion of perceived animosity between the Nationals manager and his 21-year-old star. 543 more words

Bryce Harper isn't thrilled about the Nationals' lineup tonight

Bryce Harper is in the Nationals’ lineup tonight for the first time since he tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb on April 25. 325 more words