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Chatter Archive: October 2009


  • Rainy Game 3 ahead

    It's drizzling right now at Citizens Bank Park, and it's going to get worse right around first pitch. Published October 31 2009

  • Phillies take 1-0 series lead

    Cliff Lee pitched a complete game in the Phillies' 6-1 win over the Yankees in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night. Published October 29 2009

  • Leftover fall league stuff

    Wrapping up two days watching the Nats in the Arizona Fall League. Published October 28 2009

  • Strasburg allows 1 hit in 4 1/3 [updated]

    Stephen Strasburg is starting this afternoon for the Phoenix Desert Dogs, and I'm in attendance. Check back for updates after each inning. Published October 27 2009

  • Live from the AZ Fall League

    Stephen Strasburg pitches tomorrow, but first an update on some of the Nats' other prospects playing out here. Published October 26 2009

  • Washington Nationals: Web Gem Champs?

    The Nationals, believe it or not, will be getting a special award for their defensive skills on ESPN tonight. Ryan Zimmerman will also be honored.       Published October 26 2009

  • ALCS heading back to New York

    The Angels force a Game 6 with a wild, 7-6 victory over the Yankees Thursday night. Published October 23 2009

  • Strasburg rocked, Espinosa hurt

    Nats top pitching prospect gives up eight runs and three homers in his second Arizona Fall League outing. Meanwhile, shortstop Danny Espinosa leaves after one inning with an apparent injury. Published October 22 2009

  • Phillies beat Dodgers 10-4, clinch NL title

    The Phillies won their second straight NL pennant by beating the Dodgers 10-4 on Wednesday night, taking the NLCS in five games. Published October 22 2009

  • MLB rolls out gadgets for Strasburg

    MLB will report its Pitch F/X data from Stephen Strasburg's Arizona Fall League start on Thursday. Published October 21 2009

  • Mattingly says Nats asked for permission to interview him

    Dodgers hitting coach Don Mattingly said this afternoon the Nationals have asked Los Angeles general manager Ned Colletti for permission to speak to Mattingly about their managerial opening. Published October 20 2009

  • Rollins' double gives Phillies a wild win

    Jimmy Rollins' two-run double in the ninth inning gave the Phillies a 5-4 win in Game 4 of the NLCS, putting them up 3-1 in their series with the Dodgers. Published October 20 2009

  • Ready for Yankees-Angels Game 3

    New York sends Andy Pettitte to the mound, while Los Angeles hands the ball to Jered Weaver in a must-win game. Published October 19 2009

  • Lee puts Phillies back in front

    Cliff Lee struck out 10 batters, tying a Phillies postseason record, and pitched eight shutout innings as Philadelphia beat the Dodgers 11-0 in Game 3 of the NLCS. Published October 19 2009

  • Familiar faces in L.A.

    Among those on the field pregame at Dodger Stadium: Jim Bowden and Frank Robinson (but not together). Published October 16 2009

  • Live from Dodger Stadium

    Game 1 of the NLCS gets underway at 8:07 p.m., but attention is already on Game 2 tomorrow, with Pedro Martinez starting for the Phillies. Published October 15 2009

  • Nats unveil front-office hires

     The Nationals officially announced three outside hires to bolster their front office, and named Kris Kline scouting director. Published October 15 2009

  • Nats hire Clark, promote Kline

    The Nationals have hired Atlanta scouting director Roy Clark as their new assistant GM. Published October 14 2009

  • MacDougal has hip surgery

    Washington Nationals closer Mike MacDougal underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right hip, repairing an injury that hampered the right-hander during the last week of the Nationals’ season. Published October 13 2009

  • Nats scouting director leaves for Toronto

    Dana Brown, who had been in charge of scouting for the Expos/Nationals since 2002, will be named special assistant to new Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos later today. Published October 12 2009