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Chatter Archive: August 2009


  • Nats vs. Marlins 8/6 Running Game Thread

    Craig Stammen looks to lead the Nats to a three-game sweep. First pitch at 12:35 p.m. Published August 6 2009

  • Hernandez traded to Mets [updated]

    Anderson Hernandez has been traded to the Mets for minor league infielder Greg Veloz. Saul Rivera has been recalled from Syracuse for today's game. Published August 6 2009

  • Surgery possible for Kearns

    Outfielder is having his injured thumb examined by a specialist in Baltimore. Meanwhile, the Nats haven't decided yet whether to have Jordan Zimmermann start Sunday against the Diamondbacks, Tuesday at Atlanta or back in the minors somewhere. Published August 5 2009

  • Nationals vs. Marlins in-game thread

    Here's the in-game thread for tonight's Nationals-Marlins game: Published August 5 2009

  • Plan for in-game coverage tonight

    Here's a little more detail on the thing I'm toying around with to improve our in-game coverage. Published August 5 2009

  • Kearns to DL, Padilla called up

    Austin Kearns' right thumb contusion sent him to the DL, and 29-year-old Jorge Padilla was called up from Class AAA Syracuse to take Kearns' place and make his major-league debut. Published August 5 2009

  • Six-run eighth gives Nats win

    A look at exactly how the Nats pulled out a 6-4 win over the Marlins, plus a few details on a new progam we're messing around with to improve our in-game coverage. Published August 4 2009

  • Thru 4 1/2: Trailing, and flailing

    The Nats trail the Marlins 3-0 in the fifth. But with everything that's happened, the game could be worse. Published August 4 2009

  • Pregame news, lineups

    Lineups from Nationals Park, plus news on Ryan Zimmerman, Austin Kearns, Jordan Zimmermann and the return of Nick Johnson. Published August 4 2009

  • Approaching respectability

    With a come-from-behind, 8-4 win over the Pirates tonight, the Nationals finish this road trip 4-4 and have now won eight of their last 13 under Jim Riggleman. Published August 3 2009

  • Thru 6: Nats spring back to life

    Adam Dunn's three-run homer and a nifty escape job by Tyler Clippard have given the Nats a 4-3 lead over the Pirates. Published August 3 2009

  • Thru 3: Nats walking the plank

    The Pirates are taking it to Garrett Mock and lead 3-0 after three. Published August 3 2009

  • 17 down, 8 still to go

    The Nats have held up surprisingly well during a brutal 25-games-in-25-days stretch. Published August 3 2009

  • Willingham is co-NL Player of the Week

    The Nats outfielder shares honor with Tim Lincecum after hitting two grand slams in one game at Milwaukee and adding another homer yesterday in Pittsburgh. Published August 3 2009

  • A nice, tidy victory

    The Nats get solid contributions from several players en route to a 5-3 win over the Pirates that snapped a four-game losing streak. Published August 2 2009

  • Thru 4 1/2: Nats trail 2-1

    The Nationals have contained Andrew McCutchen so far, but they haven't been able to keep Ronny Cedeno in the ballpark. Published August 2 2009

  • Kearns pulled from lineup

    Austin Kearns was a late scratch because of a right thumb contusion. Published August 2 2009

  • Willingham at 1B today

    The Nats will try to beat the Pirates with Adam Dunn on the bench and Josh Willingham starting at first base for the first time in the big leagues. Published August 2 2009

  • Singing the blues

    The Nats didn't pitch or hit well tonight during an 11-6 drubbing at the hands of the Pirates. Published August 1 2009

  • Thru 6: Is there a clutch hit in the house?

    The Nats have 12 hits but have stranded 10 men on base and are trailing 11-4 to the Pirates, who have gotten three homers from rookie phenom Andrew McCutchen. Published August 1 2009