DoD Content Recap: April 29 – May 5


Injuries continue to be a trend for the Nationals as the season continues to progress, but luckily to date the team has been able to overcome them. Time will tell how the latest crop of concerns will affect the lineup long term.

Mark DeRosa landed on the DL early in the week, someplace he’s been accustom to being listed for most of the past two seasons. His injury ultimately opened a door for another of the team’s top prospects, Tyler Moore, to make his way to the Majors and into the lineup. Adam LaRoche missed a few games towards the end of the week, but by all accounts will be able to avoid a trip to the DL. The team also received news late in the week that Ryan Zimmerman is nearly set to return.

The big focus for the week, however, was the series at home against the Phillies – the “Take Back the Park” campaign we’ve been hearing about since early in Spring Training. Nationals fans came out in droves. The team won on both Friday and Saturday. Marty was able to attend one of the weekend’s games, and shared his thoughts about the campaign on Saturday afternoon.

Final numbers on the week: 21 new posts. 1 contest (see Tuesday).

Sunday, 4/29/12

Game 20: Dodgers 3, Nationals 2 (Michael)

LaRoche Is Constant In Nats’ Slumbering Offense (Marty)

Game 21: Dodgers 4, Nationals 3 F/10 (Andrew)

Mark DeRosa Hits The DL, Tyler Moore Recalled From Syracuse (Aaron)

Monday, 4/30/12

Game 22: Dodgers 2, Nationals 0 (Stephen)

DoD Content Recap: April 22-28 (Aaron)

Around The NL East: Howard, Utley Set To Begin Baseball Activities (Aaron)

What Does The Nationals’ April Tell Us? (Stephen)

Tuesday, 5/1/12

Down On The Farm: Eury Perez, Washington’s Future Answer In CF (Stephen)

Checking In On The Rule 5 Losses (Aaron)

Baseball Fantography Contest (Aaron)

Game 23: Diamondbacks 5, Nationals 1 (Andrew)

Wednesday, 5/2/12

Around The NL East: Mike Pelfrey To Undergo Tommy John Surgery (Aaron)

Game 24: Nationals 5, D’Backs 4 (Michael)

Thursday, 5/3/12

Stephen Strasburg Named NL Pitcher Of The Month (Aaron)

LaRoche Scratched With Strained Oblique (Marty)

Game 25: Nationals 2, Diamondbacks 1 (Marty)

Friday, 5/4/12

No new posts published.

Saturday, 5/5/12

Game 26: Nationals 4, Phillies 3 (11 Innings) (Stephen)

Ryan Zimmerman Set To Return (Aaron)

Game 27: Nationals 7, Phillies 1 (Andrew)

Yes, It’s Our Park! (Marty)

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