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Chatter Archive: July 2009


  • Lineups from Milwaukee

    Lineups for the first of four between the Nats and Brewers, plus a draft pick signing (no, no that one). Published July 27 2009

  • Stop the presses: Kearns wins it!

    Struggling outfielder comes through win a game-winning single in the 10th to sink the Padres. Published July 26 2009

  • Thru 6: Lannan cruising, but Nats losing

    John Lannan has been incredibly efficient so far, but he allowed one run to the Padres in the sixth, and his teammates haven't been able to score yet against Chad Gaudin. Published July 26 2009

  • Dmitri done for season (maybe forever)

    Dmitri Young tore a quadricep muscle while on rehab with Harrisburg and will miss the rest of the season. It's entirely possible his career is now over. Published July 26 2009

  • Sunday short takes

    As the Nats prepare for a quick turnaround from last night's rain-delayed win, we've got some news and notes on Nyjer Morgan, Anderson Hernandez, John Lannan and Drew Storen. Published July 26 2009

  • Thru 3: Nats rolling after long delay

    After a 3:11 rain delay, the Nats lead the Padres 7-0. Published July 25 2009

  • Saturday lineups

    Here are the lineups for tonight's Nationals-Padres game: Published July 25 2009

  • "We owed them a better effort than that"

    Riggleman criticizes his players following a ghastly 6-2 loss to the Padres. Published July 24 2009

  • Thru 6: Mock rocked

    Right-hander pulled after allowing five runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings. The Nats now trail San Diego, 5-2. Published July 24 2009

  • Thru 3: This ain't pretty

    The Nats have already committed two errors and look otherwise tepid in falling behind 2-1 to the Padres. Published July 24 2009

  • Thru 6: Nats trail 4-1

    We've sloshed through six innings here, and the Cardinals have been able to push more of their baserunners across home plate than the Nationals, despite the fact both teams have had plenty of opportunities. That's the difference in a 4-1 game. Published July 23 2009

  • Thru 3: Right along with the script

    The Nationals are trailing 2-0 in a game that's now under a rain delay in the top of the fourth. Published July 23 2009

  • Olsen update (and lineups)

    Surgery to repair the small tear in Scott Olsen's left labrum, performed by team doctor Wiemi Douoguih today at the Washington Hospital Center, went as well as the Washington Nationals could have hoped. Published July 23 2009

  • Stammen shines in Nats' 3-1 win

    Craig Stammen used the same formula John Lannan did the night before, and a day after Lannan's shutout win over the Mets, Stammen went 7 1/3 in a 3-1 victory. Published July 22 2009

  • Zimmermann to DL, Balester recalled

    Jordan Zimmermann is dealing with some minor elbow discomfort, so the Nats are playing it safe and putting the rookie on the 15-day DL. Collin Balester has been recalled from Syracuse and will start tomorrow night against the Cardinals. Published July 22 2009

  • Thru 6: Willingham's blast makes up for Guzman's blunder

    Cristian Guzman makes one of the dumbest plays of the year to hand the Mets a run, but Josh Willingham makes up for it with a two-run homer in the bottom of the inning. The Nats lead 3-1. Published July 22 2009

  • Thru 3: Nats, Mets scoreless

    The Nationals and Mets are scoreless through three, the Mets not having touched Craig Stammen yet and the Nationals blowing a couple chances to score. Published July 22 2009

  • The Nats' ace strikes again

    John Lannan tosses the first shutout of his career, just the latest step in his progression to the top of the Nats' rotation. Published July 21 2009

  • Thru 4 1/2: Nats take 2-0 lead

    Washington gets two runs in the fourth thanks to a bizarre play. Published July 21 2009

  • What's up with Strasburg?

    Contrary to an ESPN report this evening, the Nats remain confident they can sign the No. 1 draft pick by the Aug. 17 deadline. Published July 21 2009