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Chatter Archive: June 2009


  • Bullpen blows lead, and now it's raining

    What else can go wrong for the Nationals? Published June 30 2009

  • Through 4 1/2: Stammen can pitch (and hit!)

    Rookie right-hander has held the Marlins to one run in four innings, and he's driven in a pair with a bases-loaded single. An Adam Dunn homer has made it 5-1. Published June 30 2009

  • Reactions to trade

    Mike Rizzo, Manny Acta and Joel Hanrahan discuss today's trade with the Pirates, while Nyjer Morgan and Sean Burnett talk about coming to D.C. Published June 30 2009

  • Milledge, Hanrahan for Morgan, Burnett a done deal (updated)

    The Nationals appear to be closing in on a trade that would send Lastings Milledge and Joel Hanrahan to the Pirates for outfielder Nyjer Morgan and left-hander Sean Burnett. Published June 30 2009

  • Olsen good, bullpen bad

    Scott Olsen was outstanding in his return from the DL. Unfortunately for the Nationals, that pesky bullpen lost another game. Published June 29 2009

  • Thru 6: Still 2-2

    Scott Olsen and Ricky Nolasco have engaged in a pitchers' duel. Published June 29 2009

  • Thru 3: Tied 2-2

    Zimmerman homers, Willingham nearly homers and Olsen looks sharp before faltering in the third. Published June 29 2009

  • Second-round pick signs

    Nats lock up second baseman Jeff Koburnus, who will report to short-season Class A Vermont. Published June 29 2009

  • The importance of a leadoff man

    Willie Harris showed yesterday how much difference a top leadoff guy can make. Published June 29 2009

  • Surprise move: Martis sent down

    The Nats decide to send struggling rookie starter Shairon Martis to Class AAA Syracuse instead of a reliever, meaning Craig Stammen remains in the rotation. Published June 28 2009

  • Langerhans traded to Seattle for infielder

    Washington acquires minor-league infielder Mike Morse from the Mariners in exchange for Syracuse outfielder Ryan Langerhans. Published June 28 2009

  • Thru 6: A blast and a bobble

    The Nationals have taken a 3-1 lead on the Orioles thanks to one titanic blast from Adam Dunn and one costly bobble by Matt Wieters. Published June 28 2009

  • Thru 3: It could be worse

    The Nats trail the Orioles 1-0 but the defict would be much larger if not for some good fortune. Published June 28 2009

  • A new-look lineup, and a bullpen change coming

    Ryan Zimmerman is hitting cleanup today for the first time since 2006. Following today's game, the Nationals will need to cut a reliever. Published June 28 2009

  • Nats lose; Stammen to bullpen

    The Nationals fell 6-3 to the Orioles on Saturday night. Afterward, they said Craig Stammen will move to the bullpen when Scott Olsen returns from the DL. Published June 27 2009

  • Thru 6: Homer gives Orioles lead

    We're through six here at Camden Yards, and the Orioles have taken a 4-3 lead over the Nationals on a bizarre home run in the fifth inning. Published June 27 2009

  • Thru 3: Nats lead 2-1

    This looks like it could be one of those nights where both teams are in to their bullpens relatively quickly. While that's meant good things for the Nats so far -- they're up 2-1 after three innings -- it might not bode well for them in a couple innings. Published June 27 2009

  • The Hanrahan question

    In an 11-1 loss to the Orioles, the Nationals' worst of the year, they were again left questioning what to do with Joel Hanrahan. Published June 26 2009

  • Thru 6: Taking a beating

    Baltimore's eight-run sixth was the most runs the Nationals have given up in an inning this year, and the Nats trail 11-1. Published June 26 2009

  • Thru 3: Tied at 1

    We're tied at one apiece after three innings at Camden Yards, in what looks like it could be a night ruled by a couple of young pitchers. Published June 26 2009