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Chatter Archive: June 2009


  • Thru 6: Coming undone

    A seven-run Tampa Bay sixth has put the Nationals down 8-2. Published June 13 2009

  • Willingham on bereavement leave

    Outfielder Josh Willingham was placed on bereavement leave on Saturday after his brother Jon, 27, died in a car crash in Florence, Ala., early on Saturday morning. Published June 13 2009

  • Acta still the manager

    It's uncertain for how long, but at least for now, Manny Acta is still the Washington Nationals' manager. Published June 13 2009

  • Breakdowns lead Nats to loss

    These are the kinds of games that routinely turn against the Nationals, and they're the kinds of games good teams pull out. There's your difference on Friday night. Published June 13 2009

  • Thru 3: Not much pitching here

    The Nats are hitting, the Rays are running and it's 3-2 Washington after three. Published June 12 2009

  • An ugly, but sweet win

    The Nats tried their best not to win today. Somehow, they still did. Published June 11 2009

  • Thru 6: Still can't get a clutch hit

    The Nats finally pushed across a run. But they're still 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and trail 2-1. Published June 11 2009

  • Thru 3: Where's the clutch hitting?

    The Nats still can't get a hit in a key spot, and now they're trailing 1-0 to the Reds. Published June 11 2009

  • A worthy cause

    Help support Johnny Holliday's grandson, Jack, who is battling a rare form of cancer. Published June 11 2009

  • Thru 6: Still 2-0

    The Nats' lineup can't do anything productive. And the rain is fast approaching. Published June 10 2009

  • Thru 3: Reds up 2-0

    Jay Bruce homered off Shairon Martis, Josh Willingham dropped a routine line drive and the offense still can't get a hit with runners in scoring position. Published June 10 2009

  • More on the Storen deal

    Some info on Drew Storen's contract, where he'll end up and how the deal came together. Published June 10 2009

  • No. 10 pick Storen signs

    Nats come to terms with their other first-round pick, Stanford reliever Drew Storen. Published June 10 2009

  • Strasburg, Boras speak

    The Nats' No. 1 draft pick and his agent...er, attorney just completed a conference call with reporters. Published June 10 2009

  • Georgia pitcher wraps up the day

    The Nationals took Georgia pitcher Trevor Holder with the 81st overall pick, wrapping up Day 1 of the MLB draft with four players in their overall haul. Published June 9 2009

  • Nats take 2B with second-round pick

    Washington selects Jeff Kobernus, the third straight college player from California drafted tonight. Published June 9 2009

  • Rain delay update

    The tarp is currently coming off the infield and the rain is subsiding, so we should have baseball soon. Published June 9 2009

  • Nats take Storen with 10th pick

    The Nats' second pick in the top 10 is right-hander Drew Storen, a closer from Stanford. Published June 9 2009

  • Nats draft Strasburg No. 1

    We've known this would be happening for months, but it's now official: Stephen Strasburg is the top selection in the 2009 draft, and he's now property of the Nationals. Published June 9 2009

  • Less than an hour to go

    Just heard from a source close to Chad Jenkins that the Kennesaw State right hander will not be the Nationals' pick at No. 10. Published June 9 2009