Chatter Archive: August 2008


  • Saturday lineups

    Lineups for tonight's Nationals-Brewers game: Published August 9 2008

  • The brilliant Sabathia

    There have been a few pitchers who have single-handedly dominated the Nationals this year, but I'm not sure there were any that were as fun to watch--and I'm talking about purely appreciating a great pitching performance--as C.C. Sabathia was last night. Published August 9 2008

  • Lineups, with a side of cheese

    Greetings from Milwaukee, the only stadium in America where polka is a staple of the pregame music mix. Here are the lineups for tonight's Nationals-Brewers game: Published August 8 2008

  • Nationals win 6-3

    If you're interested, here's a link to a short game story I wrote off the Nationals' 6-3 win in the first game of today's doubleheader against the Rockies. Published August 7 2008

  • Lineups

    Here's the lineup for the first game of today's doubleheader against the Rockies. One note: Tim Redding was hit in the right thigh by a fly ball during batting practice. Published August 7 2008

  • No more Columbus?

    For those of you who haven't heard yet, the Columbus Clippers plan to search for a new major-league affiliate next season, according to a report in the Columbus Dispatch. Published August 7 2008

  • MASN to Move on DirecTV

    Published August 7 2008

  • Doubleheader tomorrow

    The Nationals' game with the Rockies was called off tonight after rain postponed the start of it by nearly two hours. Published August 6 2008

  • Dukes headed to DL

    Elijah Dukes will likely go on the disabled list with a right calf strain, and could miss 4-6 weeks. Published August 6 2008

  • Live chat today -- 1 p.m.

    I'm not on the road with the Nats this week, but that doesn't mean I can't still answer your questions about the Nats. Please join me today at 1 p.m. for our weekly live chat. You can access the chat at this site. Published August 6 2008

  • A Rocky Mountain meltdown

    That's the one attempt I'll make at writing a New York tabloid-style headline, I promise. But that eighth inning deserved something out of the ordinary. Published August 6 2008

  • Lineups

    Here are your lineups for tonight's game against the Rockies: Published August 5 2008

  • Postgame news

    Ryan Zimmerman could return to the Nationals' lineup on Tuesday. Published August 5 2008

  • Quick injury update

    Alberto Gonzalez left the game in the sixth inning with a contusion of his left gluteal muscle. Published August 4 2008

  • Lineups from Denver

    Grettings from Coors Field, where the Nationals start a four-game series tonight against the Rockies. Published August 4 2008

  • Dukes still sidelined

    Good morning from Nationals Park, where Elijah Dukes is out of the starting lineup for the second straight day. Published August 3 2008

  • Elijah Dukes update

    Interesting day for Elijah Dukes. He showed up a few minutes late for the Nationals' team stretch, was pulled from the lineup for being late, inserted as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning, batted three times from the sixth to the eighth and pulled up short while running out a grounder after he hit himself in the right calf with the bat on his backswing. Published August 2 2008

  • Saturday lineups

    Here are the lineups for tonight's game against the Reds. The Nationals sent out a new lineup around 4:50 p.m., with Ryan Langerhans starting in left instead of Elijah Dukes. Dukes, who was originally slated to bat third, walked into the Nationals' clubhouse at 4:20 p.m., five minutes after position players were supposed to be on the field stretching. Published August 2 2008

  • Bob Carpenter to return in 2009

    Nationals television announcer Bob Carpenter was informed tonight that he will return in 2009 for his fourth season with the club. Published August 1 2008

  • New-look Nats already?

    We're three innings into August, and already it's looking a whole lot better than July for the Nationals. Published August 1 2008

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