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Chatter Archive: July 2008


  • Live chat today -- 1 p.m.

    Published July 23 2008

  • Nats trade Rauch, re-sign Guzman (UPDATED AT 9:32 P.M.)

    The Nationals have traded reliever Jon Rauch to the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor-league second baseman Emilio Bonifacio and also have re-signed shortstop Cristian Guzman to a two-year, $16 million contract extension. Published July 22 2008

  • WMP officially done for year

    This won't come as much surprise, but Wily Mo Pena is officially out for the season after having surgery today to repair a torn left rotator cuff. Published July 22 2008

  • Harris named NL Player of the Week

    Passing along this release from the Nationals about Willie Harris, who was named NL Player of the Week today after the torrid series he just finished against Atlanta. Here's the info: Published July 21 2008

  • Lineup (and a Dmitri update)

    Published July 20 2008

  • Young headed to DL; Zimmerman coming back

    The Nationals announced after the game that Dmitri Young will be placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 12, as he tries to get his blood sugar under control. Young, who was diagnosed with diabetes in Nov. 2006, missed the last two games with high blood sugar. Published July 19 2008

  • News and Saturday's lineup

    Greetings from Atlanta. A couple updates before we get to the lineups: Published July 19 2008

  • Aaron Boone update

    Just wanted to pass along one item I couldn't fit in the notebook tomorrow: Aaron Boone will almost certainly be out longer than this weekend with a left calf strain. Published July 18 2008

  • Lineups from Atlanta

    Here are the lineups for the first game of the Nationals-Braves series at Turner Field. One note: Dmitri Young was supposed to play first base and bat fourth, but was scratched because of high blood sugar. Published July 18 2008

  • Hood agrees to terms

    The Nationals just announced they agreed to terms with second-round pick Destin Hood, a high school outfielder from Mobile, Ala. Hood will start at the Nationals' Gulf Coast League affiliate in Viera, Fla. Published July 17 2008

  • No live chat today

    There will be no Nationals live chat today, due to the All-Star break. Published July 16 2008

  • Pena has shoulder tear, needs surgery

    Nationals outfielder Wily Mo Pena will undergo surgery in the next week to 10 days to repair a small tear in his left shoulder, a procedure that could end his disappointing season. Published July 14 2008

  • Postgame update

    As if there haven't been enough developments today, hitting coach Lenny Harris elaborated on Wily Mo Pena's left shoulder injury after tonight's 6-4 loss to the Houston Astros. Published July 12 2008

  • Passing out some leftovers

    Lots of news today, so make sure to check out the notebook in tomorrow's paper. In the meantime, here are a few things I couldn't fit: Published July 12 2008

  • Lineups

    Here are the lineups for tonight's game between the Astros and Nationals: Published July 12 2008

  • Lineups--and plenty of early news

    OK, before we get to the big stuff, here are tonight's lineups: Published July 11 2008

  • Bernadina down, Langerhans up

    Well, the Roger Bernadina experiment lasted less than two weeks. The Nationals optioned the rookie center fielder to Class AAA Columbus today and recalled Ryan Langerhans to take his roster spot. Published July 11 2008

  • A "roller coaster" of a ballgame

    Whew, my head is still spinning from the recently completed Nats-D'backs ballgame. Published July 10 2008

  • Thursday night lineups

    It's Nats vs. D'backs at 7:10 p.m., with the series on the line. For what it's worth, Washington hasn't allowed an earned run the last two nights. Published July 10 2008

  • Boone on DL, Orr recalled

    Just in case the Nats' DL wasn't already clogged enough, another player has been added to the list: Aaron Boone. Published July 10 2008