For the first time this season, the Nationals have seven key regulars in the same lineup as they open a weekend series against New York. Join the conversation on Nats Insider at 7:05 p.m.!
Four weeks after he landed on the disabled list with a torn oblique muscle, Ian Desmond is back in the Nationals' lineup tonight. To make room for their All-Star shortstop, the club designated infielder Cesar Izturis for assignment.
After an 8-2 road trip, the Nationals now gear up for a stretch run that will see them plays more games at home than any other team in baseball.
Jordan Zimmermann faded towards the end of last season, but has continued to get stronger as this season goes on. Does that further prove the Nats right in shutting him down in 2011?
The former Nationals' catcher has dropped hints he may be interested in returning to baseball as a coach.