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Chatter Archive: July 2009


  • Olsen will have surgery; out for the year

    Left-hander Scott Olsen's shoulder injury isn't as bad as the Nationals feared when an MRI showed "labrum issues," but it will require surgery that will cause the 25-year-old to miss the rest of the year. Published July 20 2009

  • Thru 5: Martin done, Nats down

    Livan Hernandez has outpitched the already-departed J.D. Martin, and the Nationals trail the Mets 5-2 after five innings. Published July 20 2009

  • MRI shows "labrum issues" in Olsen's shoulder

    Interim manager Jim Riggleman said an MRI of Scott Olsen's shoulder showed some "labrum issues" -- a phrase that, for any pitcher, usually sets the recovery timetable in months, not weeks. Published July 20 2009

  • Monday lineups

    Here are the lineups for tonight's game, the first of three between the Mets and Nationals: Published July 20 2009

  • Tavarez gone after blowout loss

    The Nationals designated right-hander Julian Tavarez for assignment after the 36-year-old gave up a run and three hits in 2/3 of an inning on Sunday. They called up Logan Kensing - another in-season addition - to take Tavarez's place, making Joe Beimel the only member of the Nationals' Opening Day bullpen still on the team. Published July 19 2009

  • Storen to Potomac

    Just got word that Drew Storen, who the Nationals took with the 10th overall pick in the June draft, will be promoted from Class A Hagerstown to Class A Potomac after today's game. Published July 19 2009

  • Sunday lineups

    Here are the lineups for the series finale between the Nationals and Cubs today: Published July 19 2009

  • Olsen to DL; Martin pitching Monday

    Scott Olsen's strained left lat muscle has turned into the problem the Nats feared it would be. The left-hander will be placed on the 15-day disabled list, interim manager Jim Riggleman said this morning, and J.D. Martin will be called up from Class AAA Syracuse to make his major-league debut. Published July 19 2009

  • 'I'm not going to quit, and nobody in there better quit.'

    Jim Riggleman is 0-3 as Nats manager, but he believes his team is on the verge of turning things around. Published July 18 2009

  • Thru 6: Soriano HR gives Cubs 5-4 lead

    Jordan Zimmerman was cruising along ... until he faced Alfonso Soriano in the top of the sixth. Published July 18 2009

  • Thru 3: Nats up 4-2

    Washington has broken out the bats tonight against Randy Wells and probably could have scored even more so far. Published July 18 2009

  • Olsen to visit Andrews

    Left-hander will have his shoulder examined by orthopedist James Andrews on Monday. The Nats will call up a starter from Syracuse to take his place. Published July 18 2009

  • Olsen won't start Monday

    Left-hander still battling soreness behind his throwing shoulder. Nats must decide whether to use a reliever on Monday against the Mets or call up a starter from Syracuse. Published July 17 2009

  • Thru 6: Zambrano out, but still 3-1

    Cubs ace pulled after five innings and 113 pitches, but the Nats still can't take advantage of it. Published July 17 2009

  • Thru 3: Nats trail 3-1

    Craig Stammen is laboring. So is Carlos Zambrano, but the Nats can't take advantage of that. Published July 17 2009

  • Guzman out with foot injury

    Nats shortstop scratched fron lineup with recurrence of bunions. Published July 17 2009

  • The trade that never happened

    A lot of people wanted ex-GM Jim Bowden to trade Alfonso Soriano three years ago. But then the Nats might never have acquired Jordan Zimmermann. Published July 17 2009

  • All too familiar

    Game 1 of the Jim Riggleman Era results in a 6-2 loss that had some striking similiarities to games from the Manny Acta Era. Published July 16 2009

  • Olsen scratched from Friday's start

    Lefty has tightness in his left lat muscle. Craig Stammen will start in his place. Published July 16 2009

  • Thru 3: Zim error puts Cubs up 1-0

    No managerial change can keep Zimmerman from his throwing woes. Published July 16 2009