The injury to Ryan Mattheus is just the latest in a string of troubles the Nationals bullpen has been forced to overcome. (Image Credit: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE)

DoD Content Recap: May 20-26


Another week is in the books and despite additional injuries, the Nationals remain in the thick of the chase for the NL East crown as the season’s second month continues to draw towards an end. As the Memorial Day Weekend comes to a close, we also find ourselves roughly a third of the way through the season.

Possibly the most noteworthy news around these parts is a few additions that we’ve recently made to the DoD staff. Andy debuted his first post late last week. This week he was joined by Bradley, Darlene, and Mike – making four new voices and doubling our staff. It’s just all part of our commitment to make DoD your first stop for Nationals news.

Of course, there was relevant news on the field as well. The bullpen shuffle continued a bit with yet another injury. Ryan Mattheus had to be shut down mid-week, resulting in the activation of Chien-Ming Wang from the DL. Fortunately for Washington the news appears positive for the potential June returns of both Brad Lidge and Drew Storen.

Final numbers on the week: 22 new posts, 3 new writers

Sunday, 5/20/12

Down on the Farm: Corey Brown, The Forgotten Outfielder (Stephen)

Game 40: Orioles 6, Nationals 5 (Michael)

Monday, 5/21/12

What Will It Take To Bring The All Star Game To DC? (Bradley)

Game 41: Nationals 9, Orioles 3 (Aaron)

‘Pretty Good’ Isn’t Good Enough As Nats Hit Road In NL East (Marty)

DoD Content Recap: May 13-19 (Aaron)

Tuesday, 5/22/12

Game 42: Nationals 2, Phillies 1 (Stephen)

Ryan Mattheus To Have Foot Examined (Aaron)

Some Thoughts on The Phillies Rivalry (Bradley)

Chien-Ming Wang To The Bullpen Upon Return (Aaron)

Ryan Mattheus Placed on DL, Chien-Ming Wang Activated (Aaron)

Game 43: Nationals 5, Phillies 2 (Andrew)

Wednesday, 5/23/12

Pair of Former Nationals Suddenly Available (Aaron)

Nationals & Marlins Will Play Two August 3rd (Aaron)

The Six Man Rotation (Darlene)

Thursday, 5/24/12

Game 44: Phillies 4, Nationals 1 (Michael)

Brad Lidge To Return Mid-June (Aaron)

Michael Morse To See Game Action Friday (Aaron)

Friday, 5/25/12

When’s The Last Straw For Henry Rodriguez? (Andy)

How The Nats Are Turning The Tables On The Phillies (Mike)

Saturday, 5/26/12

Game 45: Nationals 7, Braves 4 (Marty)

Game 46: Nationals 8, Braves 4 (Marty)

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