May 6, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals relief pitcher Blake Treinen (64) pitches during the third inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligaagainst the Los Angeles Dodgers n-USA TODAY Sports

District Daily: Blake Treinen to Start on Thursday and Ryan Zimmerman Says No to the Outfield

The Washington Nationals have named a starter for Thursday. Who is it? Find out below.

With Gio on DL, Treinen to start Thursday

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — Nationals manager Matt Williams announced that right-hander Blake Treinen will replace left-hander Gio Gonzalez in the rotation. Gonzalez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with shoulder inflammation.

Treinen has performed well in his two stints with Washington as a starter and reliever. He is 0-1 with a 0.77 ERA in four games. The last time he pitched for the Nationals was May 6 in an 8-3 loss to the Dodgers. In that game, he pitched five innings and allowed three unearned runs.

Because of the outing against the Dodgers, Williams felt Treinen deserved to start against the Pirates on Thursday. Read full article here.

Zimmerman says outfield work just for conditioning

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — Before Monday’s game against the Reds, Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was seen working out in left field for the second time in a week, leading to speculation that his future is in the outfield.

However, Zimmerman said he was working in the outfield for conditioning purposes. He can’t take ground balls because of his fractured right thumb. None of the coaches have told him to do outfield drills. The Nationals don’t want him to take ground balls in the infield because the thumb is not 100 percent.

“It’s fun to get outside … do something, run around be out there with my teammates,” Zimmerman said. Read full article here.

Nationals rally in ninth, but fall to Reds in 15

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WASHINGTON — Todd’s Frazier‘s two-run home run in the top of the 15th inning helped the Reds defeat the Nationals, 4-3, at Nationals Park on Monday night.

The score was tied at 2 when Cincinnati rallied against left-hander Ross Detwiler. After Brandon Phillips singled and Devin Mesoraco popped up to Anthony Rendon, Frazier swung at a 2-1 pitch and hit it over the left-center-field fence to give the Reds a two-run lead.

The Nationals didn’t go down quietly in the bottom of the 15th against Logan OndrusekWith two outs, Greg Dobbs blooped a single to right-center field, scoring Jayson Werth. But Danny Espinosa flied out to right field as the Nats fell to 23-21. Read full article here.

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