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Chatter Archive: September 2009


  • Every kid's dream come true

    Justin Maxwell's grand slam with two outs, the bases loaded and a full count in the bottom of the ninth gives the Nats a 7-4 thriller of a victory in their home finale. Published September 30 2009

  • Thru 5: Nats down 2-1

    The Nationals are playing their final home game of the 2009 season, and so far, it looks like a convincing replica of their matchup against the Mets on Sept. 19 at Citi Field. They trail the Mets 2-1 through five innings, as Tim Redding is besting John Lannan again. Published September 30 2009

  • Riggleman's future

    Mike Rizzo says the Nats' interim manager is a "legitimate candidate" for the permanent job. Published September 30 2009

  • Thanks, Anderson

    The former Nat and current Mets shortstop commits a costly eighth-inning error that helps hand Washington a 4-3 win. Published September 29 2009

  • Thru 4 1/2: No offense again

    The Nats have one hit so far against Mike Pelfrey, whose Mets have scored three times off J.D. Martin. Published September 29 2009

  • Burnett sent home

    Nats reliever still bothered by bruised left thumb, wouldn't have been able to pitch before season's end. Published September 29 2009

  • Nats will pick No. 1 again

    After drafting Stephen Strasburg this year, Washington will have its choice of the entire field again in 2010. Published September 29 2009

  • Detwiler, MacDougal come up big in Nats win

    Ross Detwiler earned his first major-league win and Mike MacDougal, who took a loss on Sunday, worked a 1-2-3 ninth for the save in the Nats' 2-1 win over the Mets. Published September 28 2009

  • Nats fall 6-3 in 10 innings

    Mistakes by Josh Willingham and Mike MacDougal loomed large in the Nationals' 6-3, 10-inning loss to the Braves on Sunday. Published September 27 2009

  • Thru 4 1/2: Nats up 1

    There's been both good and bad for the Nationals halfway through their final Sunday home game of the year. They lead the Braves 3-2 in the fifth. Published September 27 2009

  • 50 games under .500

    An 11-5 loss to the Braves today leaves the Nats at an astounding 52-102. And there are still eight games to go before the season's over! Published September 26 2009

  • Thru 5: Nats rallying (but it's raining)

    Mike Morse's pinch-hit, three-run homer made it 6-4 Braves, but the rain is coming down hard now, and you've got to wonder how much longer they can play in these conditions. Published September 26 2009

  • Guzman, Burnett likely done for season

    Cristian Guzman is still battling a shoulder injury, and Sean Burnett is still battling a bone contusion on his thumb. Jim Riggleman says it's possible both will be shut down. Published September 26 2009

  • Day off for Zim, plus a clarification

    Ryan Zimmerman isn't in the Nats' lineup today against the Braves. Published September 26 2009

  • Lannan can't get win No. 10 as Nats fall

    John Lannan didn't allow an earned run in seven innings, but was denied his 10th win as the Nationals' offense and defense struggled in a 4-1 loss to the Braves. Published September 25 2009

  • Thru 4 1/2: Lannan snakebit again

    John Lannan has given up two unearned runs, and the Nats can't do anything against Braves starter Javier Vazquez. They trail Atlanta 2-0 in the fifth. Published September 25 2009

  • Nats Lower Some Season Ticket Prices

    The Nationals have lowered season ticket prices on about 3,300 seats for 2010. Published September 25 2009

  • The Century Club

    The Nats have lost 100 games for the second straight season, joining a not-so-illustrious club. Published September 24 2009

  • Thru 4 1/2: Nats down 6-4

    J.D. Martin has already left the game, and the Nationals trail the Dodgers by two in a thoroughly ugly game. Published September 24 2009

  • Nats beat Dodgers in bizarre fashion

    No-hit for almost six innings, the Nationals rallied through a pair of errors to win 5-4 over the Dodgers and avoid their 100th loss for a day. Published September 23 2009