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Chatter Archive: August 2009


  • Arroyo, Gomes dominate Nats in 7-0 Reds win

    Bronson Arroyo and Jonny Gomes tore through the Nats in a 7-0 loss, and Collin Balester struggled again. Published August 13 2009

  • Nats vs. Reds 8/13 in-game thread

    Here is the in-game thread for tonight's Nationals-Reds game, where we'll be posting live updates throughout the night. Published August 13 2009

  • Bullpen struggles lead to 6-2 loss

    Tied 2-2 after 6 1/2 innings, the Nationals lost 6-2 to the Braves when the bullpen, as Sean Burnett put it, let the game "turn into a joke." Published August 12 2009

  • Zimmermann will have surgery Wednesday

    Jordan Zimmermann will have Tommy John surgery next Wednesday in California. That, plus news on hitting coach Rick Eckstein's suspension for tonight's game: Published August 12 2009

  • Nats vs. Braves 8/12 in-game thread

    Here is the in-game thread for tonight's Nationals-Braves game, where we'll be posting live updates throughout the day. Published August 12 2009

  • Streak's over: Nats fall 8-1

    The way the Nationals had been playing the last eight games, it seemed like they were due for one where nothing went right. That came on Tuesday night. Published August 11 2009

  • Nats vs. Braves 8/11 in-game thread

    The live in-game thread for tonight's Nationals-Braves game: Published August 11 2009

  • Zimmermann on surgery

    Rookie Jordan Zimmermann's thoughts on the Tommy John surgery that will keep him out the rest of this year and most of next year: Published August 10 2009

  • Zimmermann needs Tommy John surgery

    Rookie right-hander will miss rest of 2009, most of 2010. Published August 10 2009

  • Guzman unlikely to be traded

    Shortstop cleared waivers, wasn't claimed by Red Sox or any other club. Meanwhile, the Nats sign five Dominican teenagers. Published August 10 2009

  • For the Nationals, eight is great

    The Nationals have won eight in a row, but what if they had just played like this back in April when it actually might have mattered? Published August 9 2009

  • Nats vs. D'backs 8/9/09 Running Game Thread

    Washington goes for its eighth win a row, with J.D. Martin on the hill against Yusmeiro Petit. Published August 9 2009

  • Guzman's future

    The Red Sox have reportedly put in a waiver claim for Cristian Guzman. Would the Nationals let their shortstop walk or demand something in return for him? Published August 9 2009

  • Seventh heaven for Nationals

    The Nats win their seventh in a row (5-2 over the D'backs) and Garrett Mock gets a shaving cream pie in the face for his first career win as a starter. Published August 8 2009

  • Nats vs. D-Backs 8/8 in-game thread

    Here is the in-game thread for tonight's Nationals-Diamondbacks game. As a reminder, you can comment directly in the thread or tag your tweets with #nats or #nationals: Published August 8 2009

  • J. Zimmermann MRI shows "concerning facts"

    Noted orthopedist James Andrews will read the rookie right-hander's elbow MRI on Monday before the Nats decide their next step. Looks like there's a reasonable chance Zimmermann won't pitch again this season. Published August 8 2009

  • Make it six in a row for Nats

    Down 5-0 after two innings? No problem! The Nats rally to beat the D'backs, 7-6, and run their winning streak to six games. Published August 7 2009

  • Nats vs. D-Backs in-game thread

    Here's the in-game thread for tonight's Nationals-Diamondbacks game: Published August 7 2009

  • Wrapping up a wild win

    The Nats storm back from an early 6-0 deficit to win 12-8, sweep the Marlins and extend their winning streak to five games. Published August 6 2009

  • Two minor leaguers suspended

    Class AA Harrisburg's Edgardo Baez and Ofilio Castro have been suspended 50 games after testing positive for amphetamines. Published August 6 2009