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Chatter Archive: June 2008


  • Clippard to start Saturday?

    The Nationals haven't formally named their starting pitcher for Saturday's game in Seattle, but all signs point to Tyler Clippard returning from Class AAA Columbus and making another fill-in start for Odalis Perez. Published June 12 2008

  • Dukes in lineup; Zim out 4-6 weeks

    Two news items to report as the Nats prepare for tonight's game against the Pirates: 1) Elijah Dukes is back in the lineup and 2) Ryan Zimmerman returned from his doctors appointment in Cincinnati and was told he'll spend the next four to six weeks rehabbing his left shoulder, at which point a decision will be made whether or not he needs season-ending surgery. Published June 11 2008

  • Acta-Dukes: What happened?

    By now you're probably aware of the dugout dust-up between Manny Acta and Ellijah Dukes in the ninth inning of last night's 7-6 win. It wasn't a pretty sight, and very out of character for Acta (usually the picture of patience and calm temper). Published June 11 2008

  • Teddy can't win on the road, either

    The Racing Presidents made the trip up here to Pittsburgh to compete in a relay race against the Pirates' Perogies. Published June 10 2008

  • Brief rain delay

    A quick rain storm just blew through PNC Park, causing the start of tonight's game to be delayed. But the tarp is currently being taken off the field and the game is expected to begin at 7:15 p.m. Published June 10 2008

  • Belliard back in lineup

    Published June 10 2008

  • Hello from The Burgh

    Greetings from Pittsburgh, where the train wreck that currently is the Nationals open a three-game series against the Pirates. Published June 10 2008

  • Postgame news

    Ronnie Belliard finished his rehab assignment with Class A Potomac, and was activated from the 15-day disabled list. Published June 9 2008

  • GOESSLING: A mid-game update

    A few items to pass along in the sixth inning of the Nationals-Giants series finale: Published June 9 2008

  • Roster moves and other info

    Rob Mackowiak was released while Garrett Mock will be called up on Sunday. Published June 7 2008

  • Mock, Clippard coming to D.C.

    The Nationals haven't formally announced this yet, but it appears they're going to call up both Garrett Mock and Tyler Clippard to pitch the final two games of this series against the Giants. Published June 6 2008

  • Two more picks

    The Nationals' second- and third-round picks in the MLB draft are in. Here's a little bit about them: Published June 5 2008

  • Nats lose opener, 4-1

    Same old story for the Nationals in game one of today's doubleheader: no offense. Published June 5 2008

  • More on Crow

    Aaron Crow, the Missouri right-hander the Nationals took with the ninth pick in this afternoon's MLB draft, is no stranger to the team. Scouting director Dana Brown has been watching him for two seasons and the team had a representative at each one of his starts this season. Published June 5 2008

  • Nationals select Crow with 9th pick

    The Nationals just took Missouri right-hander Aaron Crow with the ninth pick of the first round in today's MLB draft. with the ninth pick of the first round in today's MLB draft. Published June 5 2008

  • Weekly Minor League Report

    Straight from PR man Bill Gluvna's warped brain and laptop, here's the Nationals' weekly minor-league report... Published June 5 2008

  • Long day of baseball ahead

    Hello from Nationals Park, where they're about to hold two ballgames and the draft. Published June 5 2008

  • Rainout roundup

    The Nationals and Cardinals will try it again at 1:10 p.m. tomorrow. John Lannan and Todd Wellemeyer, who were supposed to start tonight, will start the first game. Published June 4 2008

  • Game postponed, doubleheader tomorrow

    It's official. Tonight's game has been postponed. Published June 4 2008

  • A little news

    Just a few things to pass along while we wait out the rain delay: Published June 4 2008