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Chatter Archive: March 2009


  • What spots are still up for grabs?

    Nats have 10 days to pick a right fielder, backup catcher, one more bench player, two starting pitchers and four relievers. Published March 25 2009

  • Martis dominates again

    Rookie right-hander tosses six scoreless innings as Nats beat O's, 3-1. Published March 24 2009

  • Dunn, Hanrahan back in camp

    Fresh off the WBC, both players say they enjoyed the experience of playing in playoff-like atmospheres for the first time. Published March 24 2009

  • Wrapping up Monday

    Nats lose 6-3 to St. Louis, Shawn Hill officially signs with San Diego and statues of Walter Johnson, Frank Howard and Josh Gibson will be unveiled at Nationals Park on April 8. Published March 23 2009

  • Mid-game update

    Scott Olsen allows seven hits in five innings but avoids significant damage against the Cardinals. Gary Glover is not as fortunate. Published March 23 2009

  • Rizzo on roster decisions

    The Nats acting GM discusses the decisions facing this club as Opening Day approaches and the roster needs to be trimmed. Published March 23 2009

  • Where's the offense?

    Nats lose 1-0 to the Astros, amassing all of two hits in the game. Published March 22 2009

  • The ace dominates

    John Lannan tosses six scoreless innings against the Astros. He now hasn't allowed an earned run in 12 innings this spring. Published March 22 2009

  • Milledge will be leadoff hitter

    Manny Acta says Lastings Milledge will open the season as the Nats' leadoff man, with Cristian Guzman hitting behind him. Published March 22 2009

  • Nats lose slugfest

    Down 12-1 in the sixth, Washington storms back to within a run before falling 12-11 to the Cardinals. Published March 21 2009

  • Nats sign Bard

    Veteran catcher, recently released by the Red Sox, signs a minor-league deal with D.C. Published March 21 2009

  • Zimmermann decked by Cards

    Rookie right-hander finally has an off-day, gives up five runs and seven hits in only two innings. Published March 21 2009

  • The Nats' newest singing star

    Joe Beimel is in camp and pitching, though while waiting around in L.A. to get a job he considered trying out for "American Idol." Published March 21 2009

  • Nats lose, 5-2

    Try as they might to put forth another valient comeback, the Nationals just didn't have one in them today. Published March 20 2009

  • Balester struggles

    Needing a big performance, the right-hander gets roughed up by the Tigers. Published March 20 2009

  • An important Friday

    I know there's this college basketball tournament going on right now, but believe it or not, there are some important things going on in Nats camp. Published March 20 2009

  • Nats win, then cut 6

    Late rally tops Orioles; Eldred, Orr, Langerhans, Chacin, Montz and Bernadina all cut. Published March 19 2009

  • Martis strong again

    Young right-hander allows two runs, two hits in five innings against the Orioles. Published March 19 2009

  • Beimel arriving, Sosa not

    Newly acquired reliever Joe Beimel will be reporting to Viera sometime later this morning, but Jorge Sosa (who has been denied a visa) won't be here anytime soon. Published March 19 2009

  • Nats lose; Milledge and Belliard hurt

    Rough night for the Nats, who drop a 7-5 decision to the Marlins and lose Ronnie Belliard to a sprained left ankle and Lastings Milledge to a bruised left knee. Published March 18 2009