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Chatter Archive: May 2009


  • Game called in 6th, Phillies win 7-5

    After waiting 90 minutes through a rain delay, the umpiring crew just called tonight's second game, with the Phillies winning 7-5 after five complete innings. Published May 16 2009

  • Still waiting out the rain

    We're stuck in the top of the sixth, with the Phillies leading 7-5 and what few fans remain growing restless. Published May 16 2009

  • Detwiler to start Monday

    Nats top draft pick in 2007 will be called up from Harrisburg to start Monday night against the Pirates. Published May 16 2009

  • Thru 3: Cabrera's struggling (surprise)

    Daniel Cabrera is getting beat around again. Meanwhile, it's looking like Ross Detwiler will start Monday against the Pirates. Published May 16 2009

  • Olsen has "tight" shoulder

    Left-hander was hurting throughout his start today, having an MRI taken right now. Published May 16 2009

  • Thru 3: Olsen in trouble

    Scott Olsen has thrown 65 pitches through three innings, giving up a pair of homers to Raul Ibanez, as the Phillies lead 5-1 after three. Published May 16 2009

  • Game 1 lineups

    Here are the lineups for Game 1 of today's Nats-Phillies doubleheader. A quick programming note: Rookie Andrew Carpenter will start Game 2 for the Phillies: Published May 16 2009

  • Thru 6: Nats up 4-3

    This may have a different ending than the typical blown Nats lead, but the sixth inning didn't do much to inspire confidence. Published May 15 2009

  • Thru 3: Nats lead 4-1

    Ryan Zimmerman has a new hitting streak, and the Nationals are wearing down Joe Blanton. Published May 15 2009

  • Roster moves galore

    Plenty of news to start this 11-game homestand, the longest of the season. Here it is, in bullet-point form: Published May 15 2009

  • Recapping an incredible run

    Ryan Zimmerman was gracious and humble as always as his hit streak ended at 30 games. Published May 13 2009

  • The streak is over

    Ryan Zimmerman goes 0-for-3 with two walks as the Nats beat the Giants 6-3, ending his hitting streak at 30 games. Published May 13 2009

  • In the 7th: Zim 0-for-2, 2 BBs

    The Giants just intentionally walked Ryan Zimmerman in the seventh inning, but he will come up at least once more today. Published May 13 2009

  • Thru 3: Zim 0-for-1, BB

    Ryan Zimmerman grounded into a double play in his first plate appearance, then drew a walk in his second. Published May 13 2009

  • Hanrahan to close again

    Also, Jesus Flores is still out with a shoulder injury, Adam Dunn has the day off, Terrell Young has been sent back to the Reds and Jesus Colome will be rejoining the bullpen on Friday. Published May 13 2009

  • 'We have tried everybody and their cousins'

    The Nats simply can't find a reliever who can close out a ballgame. Published May 13 2009

  • Make it 30 straight for Zimmerman

    What a shocker: Ryan Zimmerman singled to center field in the first inning tonight. Published May 12 2009

  • Acta meets with Cabrera

    Struggling right-hander will remain in rotation, but the Nats want him to work on both mechanical and mental changes. Published May 12 2009

  • For the birds

    The seagulls at AT&T Park last night must have been watching Randy Johnson carefully. Published May 12 2009

  • One guy who stood up, one who didn't

    Josh Willingham took responsibility for his fielding error tonight. Daniel Cabrera took none for his wretched performance. Published May 12 2009