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Chatter Archive: June 2008


  • Rauch blows save, Orr sent down

    Talk about a tough way to lose a ballgame. Jon Rauch served up a game-tying homer to Hanley Ramirez in the ninth, then the game-winning homer to Josh Willingham in the 10th, sending the Nats to a crushing 6-5 loss to the Marlins. Published June 30 2008

  • More on Cordero

    The news was both surprising and yet not really when you think about it. Though the club had been getting some encouraging reports about Chad Cordero from his rehab in Viera, he recently started experiencing more shoulder pain. Today it was discovered he has a torn labrum and is out for the year. Published June 30 2008

  • Cordero out for the year

    Just wanted to pass along this news from Mark, who is in Florida with the team: Chad Cordero has a torn labrum in his right shoulder and will miss the rest of the season, according to general manager Jim Bowden. Published June 30 2008

  • Bring on the kids

    It's time for the Nats to start focusing on the kids. Published June 30 2008

  • Balester on the way

    All of you who are wondering when prized right-hander Collin Balester will make his major-league debut can end the vigil: The Nationals announced after the game they expect to call Balester up to pitch on Tuesday at Florida. Published June 29 2008

  • Milledge to DL; Bernadina up

    The Nationals just placed outfielder Lastings Milledge on the 15-day DL with a right groin injury after he left tonight's game in the third inning and called up Roger Bernadina from Class AA Harrisburg. Published June 28 2008

  • Milledge out

    Quick update from the second game of the Nationals-Orioles series here at Nationals Park: Lastings Milledge left in the third inning after chasing an Alex Cintron triple in left center. Published June 28 2008

  • Nats-O's starting at 7:45

    Published June 27 2008

  • Minor-league report

    Here is the Nationals' weekly minor-league report, unabated to the reader from media relations coordinator/minor league guru Bill Gluvna: Published June 26 2008

  • Deep thoughts with Paul Lo Duca

    Just wanted to pass along a little more of what Paul Lo Duca said after the Nationals' 5-4 win over the Angels last night. He talked at length about what he told teammates during a team meeting on Wednesday afternoon. Some of it gets pretty deep, almost philosophical. Here are some of the more insightful excerpts: Published June 26 2008

  • Hill to DL, Perez activated

    As expected, the Nationals have placed Shawn Hill on the 15-day DL with a strained right forearm. They've also activated Odalis Perez off the 15-day DL, and Perez will start tomorrow night against the Orioles, his first appearance since left shoulder tendinitis sidelined him back on June 3. Published June 26 2008

  • Hill update

    Right-hander Shawn Hill was evaluated by Dr. Bernard Morrey and Dr. Scott Steinmann, who performed a bone scan and MRI and found no evidence of structural injury to Hill's forearm. Published June 25 2008

  • Test Abe for steroids!

    Is anyone else getting sick of watching Abe dominate his way through every Presidents Race? He just stormed from the back of the pack to win by at least 15 lengths, aided by Teddy chasing after a giant penguin. Published June 25 2008

  • Lo Duca OK

    Just wanted to post an update on something I didn't have room for in the notebook: Paul Lo Duca is doing fine a day after leaving in the second inning with light-headedness. He is not in the lineup tonight, but is available to pinch hit. Published June 25 2008

  • Live chat today -- 1 p.m.

    Join Mark Zuckerman today at 1 p.m. for our weekly Nationals live chat. Published June 25 2008

  • Nationals lose; Hill likely to DL

    The big news out of this one is that Shawn Hill will receive another opinion from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., on the forearm pain that's been plaguing him all season. Published June 24 2008

  • Lo Duca leaves game

    Published June 24 2008

  • Johnson done for year

    Nick Johnson's worst fears were confirmed today: He's out for the rest of the season. Published June 24 2008

  • Surgery for Johnson

    The word from the Mayo Clinic is in, and it's not good: Nick Johnson will have arthroscopic surgery tomorrow on his injured right wrist. According to GM Jim Bowden, the veteran first baseman could miss the remainder of the season. Published June 23 2008

  • Baseball vs. Football, George Carlin style

    This post isn't about the Nats. It's about today's sad news from the comedy world. Thus, in honor of the late, great George Carlin, here's his classic take on the differences between baseball and football. Published June 23 2008