- Thune: Downed fighter jets show more evidence of separatist capabilities
- Obama tells DNC fundraising crowd: ‘I’m not overly partisan’
- Chambliss: Downed jet ultimately goes back to Putin
- Perdue strategy: Run against Reid, Obama, Pelosi
- White House: More changes to contraception mandate coming
- ‘Operation Normandy’ set to send 3,500 volunteers to border to ‘stop an invasion’
- Netanyahu’s spokesman: Safe to fly to Israel
- Oregon vandals smear cars with doughnuts, pastries, chocolate bars
- Obama’s ‘Katrina moment’ leaves his favorability factor at 42 percent
- Feds tout nearly 200 arrests, $625K in seized cash in Texas border crackdown
Chico clocked again
Question of the Day
“Lack of velocity, again, but he was able to locate his pitches well” Acta said. “He still says he doesn’t feel anything wrong with his arm, so I’m assuming he’s fine.”
But Cordero’s progression toward the closer’s role was a moot point last night in a game where it was clear early the Nationals wouldn’t need one.
“The way our offense is going, not being able to score runs consistently, I think all our pitchers might be pressing,” Estrada said. “You can’t do that. We don’t have the guys in our rotation to try to go out there and pitch shutouts.”
SEEN AND HEARD AT NATIONALS PARK
Wily Mo Pena’s World Series ring arrived yesterday from the Boston Red Sox, where he spent the first half of the 2007 season, and it didn’t take long for the 2.33-carat ring to become the centerpiece of the Nationals’ locker room.
Pena was invited to the Red Sox’s home opener to receive his ring in person, but he was rehabbing his torn left oblique muscle in Florida.
“I hope we can get one here pretty quick,” Pena said.
The left fielder said he would wear the ring “for a little bit, just to show it around.” After that, he’ll put the ring, valued around $10,000, in a safe place.
BY THE NUMBERS
14 Combined runs Matt Chico has given up in the first two innings of his six starts this season.
Nationals LHP John Lannan Record, ERA: 1-2, 3.42
Cubs LHP Ted Lilly Record, ERA: 1-3, 7.30
Time: 1:35 p.m. TV: MASN
Retailer pays a price for getting too close to Obama
- CARSON: Costco and the perils of mixing politics and business
- Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down
- David Perdue defeats Jack Kingston in Georgia Republican Senate primary runoff
- HURT: The cost of 'free' water in Detroit
- Beretta moving to Tennessee over Maryland gun laws
- Obama orders Pentagon advisers to Ukraine
- IRS seeks help destroying another 3,200 computer hard drives
- D.C. appeals panel deals big blow to Obamacare subsidies
- DEACE: How to go from civil rights icon to bigot in one quote
- House task force to recommend National Guard on border, faster deportations
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world
Fighting in Iraq