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Chatter Archive: July 2009

  • Milledge makes a Lastings impression on Nats

    Former Nat shines in his Pirates debut, leading the way to a 5-4 victory. Meanwhile, Elijah Dukes and Jorge Sosa are being called up from Syracuse. Published July 31 2009

  • Thru 6: Young Bucs beating Lannan

    The no-name Piratez have put up four runs on John Lannan through six, while the Nats have managed only one run off Ross Ohlendorf. Published July 31 2009

  • More details on deals

    More details on the deals that sent Nick Johnson to Florida and Joe Beimel to Colorado in exchange for a total of three minor league pitchers. Published July 31 2009

  • Johnson traded to Marlins

    Nick Johnson has been pulled from the Nats lineup and has been traded to Florida for minor league lefty Aaron Thompson. Published July 31 2009

  • Beimel, Johnson traded

    Reliever Joe Beimel goes to the Rockies, Nick Johnson to the Marlins Published July 31 2009

  • Trade Nick to Marlins, or re-sign him?

    The Nats have less than three hours to decide whether to accept the Marlins' trade offer for Nick Johnson or whether to hang onto the veteran first baseman and attempt to re-sign him for next year. Published July 31 2009

  • Thru 6: All tied up, but should it be?

    Episodes like the one in the sixth inning have hurt the Nationals all year, and it could again today. They missed a chance to take the lead, and are tied at three with the Brewers after six. Published July 30 2009

  • Thru 3: Nats trail 2-0

    This is shaping up to be an interesting day here at Miller Park. Jim Riggleman has already been ejected, and the Nationals trail 2-0 after three innings. Published July 30 2009

  • Willingham pulled with neck stiffness

    Josh Willingham was pulled from the lineup today with a stiff neck. You were expecting something else? Published July 30 2009

  • Thursday lineups

    Good morning from Miller Park. Here are the lineups for this afternoon's Nationals-Brewers game: Published July 30 2009

  • Pitching mishaps lead to 7-5 loss

    Garrett Mock and Tyler Clippard made just enough mistakes to turn a 4-0 Nationals lead into a 7-5 loss to the Brewers. Published July 30 2009

  • Thru 6: Nats trail by one

    We said after three that this game would turn into a battle of attrition between two not-so-great pitching staffs. And that's kind of where it's gone after six innings. The Brewers lead the Nationals 6-5. Published July 29 2009

  • Thru 3: Walks help Nats to 4-2 lead

    Manny Parra's wild night has helped Washington score four runs in the first three innings against Milwaukee. Published July 29 2009

  • Riggleman doesn't expect a trade

    Interim manager Jim Riggleman doesn't believe the Nationals will make a trade before the Friday deadline. Published July 29 2009

  • Nats finally getting it right

    There have been few times this year where the Nationals have been doing everything right. That's mostly been the case for the last four games, and was again tonight in an 8-3 win over the Brewers. Published July 29 2009

  • Tuesday lineups

    Lineups for tonight's Nationals-Brewers game: Published July 28 2009

  • Trade prospects, with three days to go

    As we get closer and closer to the trade deadline, the Nationals' prospects for obtaining a prospect seem to be getting cloudier. But that might not be a bad thing. Published July 28 2009

  • Twin slams key Nats romp

    With grand slams in back-to-back innings -- one in the fifth, one in the sixth -- Josh Willingham put his name on one of the game's most exclusive lists and powered the Nationals to a 14-6 win. Published July 28 2009

  • Thru 6: Willingham slams 'em

    Josh Willingham is the sixth player in MLB history to hit grand slams in consecutive innings, and the Nats lead the Brewers 13-5 after six. Published July 27 2009

  • Thru 3: Nats down 2-0

    The Brewers are being aggressive against Craig Stammen, and succeeding at it; they lead 2-0 after three. Published July 27 2009