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Chatter Archive: April 2009


  • Zimmerman, Zimmermann and the bullpen

    Sunday was quite a day at Nationals Park. But wait, there's plenty more in store today! Published April 20 2009

  • Zimmerman, Nationals agree to long-term contract

    According to multiple sources, the Nationals and third baseman Ryan Zimmerman have agreed to a long-term contract and will announce the deal at a press conference tomorrow. Published April 19 2009

  • Thru 6: Hanging on

    The Nats lead 3-2 after six, and this game, like the last two, will hinge on two things: Whether the Nationals can drive in enough baserunners to pad their lead, and whether the team's shaky bullpen can protect a tight margin. Published April 19 2009

  • Thru 3: Leading again

    The Nationals have a 2-1 lead after three innings here, though early leads haven't done them a whole lot of good the last two days. Published April 19 2009

  • Sunday news

    A few updates as we get started with Sunday's Nats-Marlins game: Published April 19 2009

  • Bernadina to DL, Maxwell recalled

    Roger Bernadina fractured his right ankle and has been placed on the DL. The Nats will recall Justin Maxwell from Class AAA tomorrow to take his place. Published April 18 2009

  • Nats blow another one, lose 9-6 in 11

    Jeremy Hermida homers off Joel Hanrahan in the ninth and Wil Ledezma in the 11th to send the Nats to yet another loss. Published April 18 2009

  • Thru 9: Hanrahan blows another save

    For the second straight game, Joel Hanrahan blows a ninth-inning lead against the Marlins, and we're again headed to extras. Published April 18 2009

  • Bernadina injured making great catch

    Center fielder appears to get his right ankle caught at the base of the fence after tracking down Dan Uggla's deep drive in the eighth. Published April 18 2009

  • Thru 6: Nats still lead, 6-3

    Olsen settles down after that shaky second and turns in a quality start after all. Published April 18 2009

  • Thru 3: Nats up 6-2

    Kearns' grand slam highlights 5-run first, but Olsen gives two runs right back to Marlins. Published April 18 2009

  • Dukes benched for being late

    Elijah Dukes has been removed from today's starting lineup for arriving five minutes late to the ballpark. Published April 18 2009

  • A few housekeeping items

    Just wanted to let you know about a couple things we're doing to try and make it easier for you to talk Nats over here. Published April 18 2009

  • Nats lose, Guzman to DL

    As if a 3-2, 10-inning loss to the Marlins wasn't bad enough, the Nats also decided to place shortstop Cristian Guzman on the DL with a strained hamstring. Published April 17 2009

  • Thru 9: Marlins rally to force extra innings

    Cody Ross' homer off Joel Hanrahan in the top of the ninth ties the game 2-2 and sends this one to extra innings. Published April 17 2009

  • Thru 6: Nats lead 2-1

    The Nationals lead 2-1 after six, with John Lannan getting through a rough fourth inning only allowing one run and Washington's little guys doing some damage. Published April 17 2009

  • Thru 3: Two 0s, missing two Os

    We're scoreless through three innings here at Nationals Park, in large part because of how strong John Lannan has been. Published April 17 2009

  • Zim talks down contract talks

    Nats third baseman says he's not aware of a deal nearing completion, stands by his intent not to negotiate during the season. Published April 17 2009

  • Early look at minor leagues

    Some interesting trends are already developing in the Nats' farm system. Published April 17 2009

  • Breaking down a victory

    The Nats got all sorts of positive contributions tonight, from Shairon Martis' 6 1/3 innings to a power surge to a perfect bullpen effort. Published April 16 2009