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Chatter Archive: August 2009

  • Thru 4 1/2: Nats trail 2-1

    An uncharacteristic mistake by Livan Hernandez -- typically a solid hitter for a pitcher -- cost the Nats a chance to take the lead against the Padres in the fourth inning. Published August 31 2009

  • From sunny San Diego

    Lineups for tonight's series opener between the Nats and Padres: Published August 31 2009

  • Belliard traded to Dodgers [updated]

    Nats receive Class A pitcher and a player-to-be-named in exchange for the veteran second baseman. Published August 30 2009

  • Strasburg's first day

    The Nats' No. 1 draft pick worked out for an hour this morning in Viera, an event that drew far more attention than he would have liked. Published August 30 2009

  • A crushing loss

    Albert Pujols' walk-off homer off Jason Bergmann gives the Cardinals a 3-2 win and leaves the Nats seething. Published August 29 2009

  • Thru 6: Still 1-1

    John Lannan and John Smoltz are going toe-to-toe, and neither looks ready to give in. Published August 28 2009

  • Thru 3: What you'd expect

    John Lannan vs. John Smoltz is one again looking like a solid pitching matchup. Plus, some pregame info on Nyjer Morgan, Pete Orr and Cristian Guzman. Published August 28 2009

  • Morgan on DL, Orr called up

    With Nyjer Morgan out for the season, the Nationals purchased the contract of infielder Pete Orr from Class AAA Syracuse. Published August 28 2009

  • Morgan breaks hand, out for season

    Nyjer Morgan broke a bone in his left hand sliding into third base today. He'll need six weeks to recover, so his season is over. Published August 27 2009

  • Thru 6: Nats clinging to 5-3 lead

    Washington's bats have gone silent since a fast start, leaving the pitching staff to try to preserve this lead. Published August 27 2009

  • Thru 3: The ball's flying outta here

    Ryan Zimmerman, Adam Dunn and Aramis Ramirez have all homered already, with the Nats taking a 5-2 lead on the Cubs. Published August 27 2009

  • Morgan injures hand

    Nats center fielder jammed his left hand sliding into third base in the top of the first and has now been replaced by Willie Harris. Published August 27 2009

  • The rainy and windy confines

    It's a nasty day here at Wrigley Field, but it looks like the Nats and Cubs will be able to get their series finale in. Published August 27 2009

  • Thoughts from Livo

    The Nationals' bullpen imploded late during a 9-4 loss to the Cubs, but that couldn't completely ruin Livan Hernandez's return. Published August 27 2009

  • Thru 6: Knotted 2-2

    Livan Hernandez continues to pitch well in his Nats return, and Cristian Guzman ties the game with an RBI single in the fifth. Published August 26 2009

  • Thru 3: Cubs take 2-1 lead

    Livan Hernandez has been sharp, but he allowed a two-run homer to Milton Bradley that accounts for the difference so far. Published August 26 2009

  • Great moments in Livo history

    The big right-hander had plenty of them in 2005 and 2006. Now he's back for more, starting tonight for the Nats against the Cubs. Published August 26 2009

  • Nats sign Livan, demote Balester

    Livan Hernandez will start tomorrow night against the Cubs and eat up some innings the rest of the season. Collin Balester was optioned to Syracuse, but he won't be there long. Published August 25 2009

  • Thru 6: Nats' bats explode

    A homer by Josh Willingham onto Waveland Avenue and a grand slam by Elijah Dukes stake Washington to a commanding 9-4 lead over the Cubs. Published August 25 2009

  • Thru 3: Nats 1, Zambrano 1

    Cubs pitcher hits his 20th career homer to offset Wil Nieves' sac fly. That, plus some updates on Nyjer Morgan, Sean Burnett and Stephen Strasburg's uniform. Published August 25 2009