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Chatter Archive: August 2009


  • From the Friendly Confines

    The Nats open a three-game series tonight at Wrigley Field, where the wind is blowing out. Garrett Mock, beware. Published August 25 2009

  • Balester's sixth costs Nats in 7-1 loss

    Collin Balester's struggles came out in a costly sixth inning, and it bears watching how much more time he'll have to figure things out before other prospects pass him by. Published August 24 2009

  • Nats vs. Brewers 8/24 in-game thread

    Here is the running game thread for this afternoon's Nats-Brewers game, where we'll be posting analysis and updates throughout the day. Published August 24 2009

  • Pregame news and lineups

    John Lannan will start Thursday as originally scheduled. That, plus lineups from Nationals Park. Published August 24 2009

  • Nats win 8-3

    The Nationals made an 8-3 win over the Brewers on Sunday look easy, just after losing five straight. So what gives? Published August 23 2009

  • Nats vs. Brewers 8/23 in-game thread

    Here's our in-game thread for this afternoon's Nationals-Brewers game, where we'll be posting updates and analysis throughout the day. Published August 23 2009

  • Analyzing Lannan

    The Nats' de facto ace is struggling big-time, leaving the Nats trying to figure out what's going on. Published August 23 2009

  • Thru 3: This is gonna be a wild one

    John Lannan gets knocked out after 1 2/3 innings and seven runs allowed. Jim Riggleman gets ejected after arguing his third questionable call of the game. And then Ronnie Belliard hits a grand slam on the next pitch to cut the Brewers' lead to 8-6. Published August 22 2009

  • Tarp's off

    We'll have baseball here shortly. Published August 22 2009

  • Game likely to start around 8:30 p.m.

    Though it's raining pretty hard right now, the system should pass through early enough for the Nats to get tonight's game in against the Brewers. Published August 22 2009

  • Rain on the Nats' parade

    The annual "Picnic in the Park" is getting rained out, and tonight's game could have the same outcome. Published August 22 2009

  • Rain delay in 8th [updated]

    The Nats trail the Brewers 4-2 in the bottom of the eighth when rains hit Nationals Park and the umps call for the tarp. Published August 21 2009

  • Thru 4 1/2: Power on display

    Prince Fielder and Casey McGehee have homered for the Brewers, and Adam Dunn has homered for the Nats, who trail 3-2. Published August 21 2009

  • Strasburg meets the fans

    Stephen Strasburg conducted a press conference on the field at Nationals Park this afternoon that had all the trappings of a rock concert. Published August 21 2009

  • Where'd the offense go?

    The Nats' once-potent lineup was left impotent by the Rockies' pitching staff during a three-game sweep. Published August 20 2009

  • Thru 6: Nats trail 2-1

    A questionable call may have cost the Nationals two runs. That said, they still haven't been able to do much against Rockies starter Jason Hammel. Published August 20 2009

  • Best of Nationals' Rizzo and Kasten

    Select excerpts from Mike Rizzo's first formal press conference as GM of the Nationals. Published August 20 2009

  • Catching our collective breath

    It's been quite a week in NatsTown, and it's still only Thursday. Published August 20 2009

  • Rizzo gets the permanent GM job

    Mike Rizzo, who has served as Washington's acting GM since March, will be given the full-time job tomorrow, a club source has confirmed. Published August 19 2009

  • Nats sell out all 6,000 $1 Strasburg seats

    Stephen Strasburg's first appearance at Nationals Park has the potential to become a full-blown frenzy. Published August 19 2009