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Chatter Archive: July 2009

  • Riggleman's first lineup

    It looks a lot like a Manny Acta lineup. Published July 16 2009

  • Riggleman introduced as manager

    On Wednesday at National's Park, Jim Riggleman was introduced as the Washington Nationals' third manager Published July 15 2009

  • Zim's All-Star experience

    The Nats' first-time All-Star says he had a blast, even though he went 0-for-2 in yet another NL loss to the AL. Published July 15 2009

  • Obama disses Nats

    President applauds parity in baseball ... well, except for the Nationals. Published July 14 2009

  • Selig on the Nats

    MLB Commissioner defends the Lerner family's ownership and discusses the Stephen Strasburg negotiations. Published July 14 2009

  • Zimmerman on Acta

    The Nationals' All-Star third baseman fielded plenty of questions about his former manager today in St. Louis. Published July 13 2009

  • Loverro on the Radio

    Thom will be on the Sports Reporters this afternoon on ESPN 980 Published July 13 2009

  • Statement from Manny Acta

    Manny Acta has thanks for everyone, including the media Published July 13 2009

  • Nationals press conference set for 11:30 a.m.

    The many ways to follow along with Nationals news this morning Published July 13 2009

  • Riggleman is Nats' new manager

    Manny Acta's bench coach will take over after All-Star break. Published July 13 2009

  • Nats fire Acta

    Manny Acta confirms he's been fired by the Nationals. Published July 13 2009

  • Shutout loss caps first half

    The Nationals departed for the All-Star break on Sunday after a 5-0 loss to the Houston Astros. They finished their road trip 1-6 (not counting Thursday's makeup win, which we can attribute to the game's May 5 start date), and are 26-61 at the break. Published July 12 2009

  • Thru 4 1/2: Nationals trail 1-0

    There's not much the Nationals have done egregiously wrong in today's game against the Astros. They just haven't cracked Houston starter Brian Moehler well enough to string together a series of hits yet, and trail 1-0. Published July 12 2009

  • "This was a very fun game to be a part of."

    We haven't heard a Nationals player say those words too much this season. But there wasn't much to find fault with in this one. Aside from the Nationals exploding for 13 runs on 21 hits, there was Craig Stammen's complete game, helped by a few smooth defensive plays by the Nationals' infield. Published July 11 2009

  • Thru 6: Bats explode

    Tonight has turned into one of those games we haven't seen since May, when the Nationals' lineup seemed full of fire-breathing beasts capable of putting up eight runs every night. They lead 9-2 after six. Published July 11 2009

  • Thru 3: Tied at 2

    The Nationals have come out hitting against Astros lefty Mike Hampton--they had five hits in the first three innings, which led to two runs. But they also made one of those blunders that it seems no other team can make. Published July 11 2009

  • Emotions high after 6-5 loss

    This is the 60th time the Nats have lost this year, but it's tough to remember too many games where stronger postgame words were spoken than this one. Published July 11 2009

  • Thru 6: Oswalt shutting Nats down

    In most games the Nationals have lost this year, they've been able to legitimately point to chances to turn the game around. In this one, there's been only one of them. They trail 4-1 after six innings, and are having a tough time cracking Astros ace Roy Oswalt. Published July 10 2009

  • Thru 3: Looking like a rough one for Olsen

    We're through three innings here, and Scott Olsen is having his worst start since coming off the disabled list last month. Published July 10 2009

  • Lineups from Houston

    Here are the lineups for today's game. You'll note Ryan Zimmerman isn't in the Nationals' lineup. He is attending his grandmother's funeral in North Carolina, and won't be in the starting lineup tomorrow either. Published July 10 2009