Chatter Archive: September 2009


  • Analysis thru 4 1/2: Nats losing--and hitless

    Chad Billingsley has no-hit the Nationals so far, striking out seven in the first four innings. Published September 23 2009

  • Wednesday lineups

    Here are the lineups for tonight's Nationals-Dodgers game. Could be the big 100... Published September 23 2009

  • On the precipice of history

    After a 14-2 thumping at the hands of the Dodgers tonight, the Nats are one loss from another 100-loss season. Published September 22 2009

  • Thru 4 1/2: Livo gets rocked, Nats down 6

    Livan Hernandez allowed eight runs in 3 2/3 innings, and the Dodgers lead the Nationals 8-2. Published September 22 2009

  • What is Ian Desmond?

    Is he a shortstop, a second baseman or an outfielder? The Nats don't seem too sure about that yet. Published September 22 2009

  • Riggleman says Nats "flat" in 6-2 loss

    Interim manager Jim Riggleman questioned the Nationals' effort in a 6-2 loss to the Mets, during which the Nationals had just two hits until the ninth inning. Published September 20 2009

  • Thru 4 1/2: Mock struggling, Nats down

    Garrett Mock has given up seven hits in the first four innings, and the Nats trail the Mets 4-0 partway through the fifth. Published September 20 2009

  • Desmond's gaffe costly; Nats fall 3-2

    Ian Desmond's misplay of David Wright's double helped the Mets score the go-ahead run in the Nationals' 3-2 loss to New York on Saturday afternoon. Published September 19 2009

  • Thru 4 1/2: Trying to ride out Redding

    The Nationals are hoping Tim Redding runs into the same sixth-inning struggles he did when he pitched for them last year. They trail the Mets 1-0. Published September 19 2009

  • News from Citi Field

    Ian Desmond starts in right field today for the Nats, who take on the Mets at 1:10 p.m. Published September 19 2009

  • Nats hold on for 6-5 win

    The Nats took a 6-2 lead into the bottom of the ninth, and survived a Mets rally to snap a three-game losing streak with a 6-5 win. Published September 18 2009

  • Thru 4 1/2: Nats lead 4-2

    In a battle of two scuffling pitchers, J.D. Martin has done a better job of managing trouble than Mike Pelfrey, which is why the Nats lead the Mets 4-2 in the fifth. Published September 18 2009

  • News, lineups from New York

    The news and lineups from Citi Field, where the Nats start a three-game series with the Mets tonight. Published September 18 2009

  • Nats lose, acquire catcher

    During a 4-2 loss to the Phillies that saw Wil Nieves strain his left hamstring, the Nats acquire veteran catcher Jamie Burke from the Mariners for cash considerations. Published September 17 2009

  • Thru 4 1/2: Hamels perfect

    The Nats, who lost Wil Nieves to a leg injury, haven't put a man on base yet against Phillies ace Cole Hamels. Published September 17 2009

  • Night off for Dunn

    Nats cleanup hitter out of the lineup for only the third time in 146 games this season. Published September 17 2009

  • Another chance for Detwiler

    Rookie left-hander starts tonight against the Phillies, maybe once more next week as he tries to establish himself as a big leaguer. Published September 17 2009

  • The worst team in baseball?

    The Nats' record says they are. And though Jim Riggleman doesn't believe it, he knows performances like tonight's only foster that stigma. Published September 16 2009

  • Thru 4 1/2: Fundamental problems

    The Nats are again making outs on the bases and not making outs in the field. At least they only trail the Phillies 1-0 at this point. Published September 16 2009

  • What's Flores' future?

    After missing most of this season and facing a tough rehab heading into 2010, can the Nats still think of their catcher as a long-term sure thing? Published September 16 2009

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