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Chatter Archive: July 2009

  • Thru 6: Another sixth-inning heartache

    If there's been one inning where the Nationals have been snakebitten more than any other, it's the sixth. They entered the night having given up 72 runs in the sixth, their most of the year, and the inning got them again on Thursday. Published July 9 2009

  • Thru 3: Nats up 4-2

    For a game that started May 5, the Nats sure are feeding off the momentum it generated. OK, maybe not, but they're up 4-2 after three innings, beating up ragged Astros starter Russ Ortiz. Published July 9 2009

  • Nats win suspended game; now it's back to normal

    Manager Manny Acta's pregame press conference today, most of which consisted of discussing the scenarios, implications and oddities of resuming a game that started May 5, took seven minutes. So did the game itself. Published July 9 2009

  • Start of a weird day

    Fun (and confusing) facts about tonight's suspended game makeup, as well as lineups for the regular game. Published July 9 2009

  • More on Young, plus a Chico update

    What are Nats going to do with rehabbing first baseman? Published July 9 2009

  • Detwiler fumbles with mechanics again in loss

    Ross Detwiler struggled with his breaking ball and relied too much on his fastball in a 10-4 loss to the Rockies, and now it's worth asking whether he'll make his next start in the major leagues. Published July 8 2009

  • Thru 3: Mistakes abound

    The Nationals are only down 1-0 after three innings, but it probably should be worse the way they've played so far. Published July 8 2009

  • One more in Denver

    We're just underway here in Denver, where the Nats are trying to rebound from a pair of one-run losses and salvage their series against the Rockies. Here are the news and lineups for the day. Published July 8 2009

  • Bizarre play caps 5-4 Nats loss

    Of the Washington Nationals' many losses in the first 81 games of the season -- 57, to be exact -- there are few that were just as plain silly as this one. Published July 8 2009

  • Thru 6: Tied at 4

    The Nationals' three-run lead, almost as soon as it arrived, went away when the Rockies came up in the bottom of the fourth. Published July 7 2009

  • Thru 3: Bats come alive

    The Nationals have a 4-1 lead after three innings, thanks to a couple of home runs from Ryan Zimmerman and Josh Willingham. Published July 7 2009

  • Ready to go in Denver

    The only major pregame news today was acting general manager Mike Rizzo telling ESPN 980 AM that the Nationals don't plan to move Adam Dunn before the trade deadline. Published July 7 2009

  • Colome elects free agency

    Jesus Colome has joined Kip Wells in the club of ex-Nationals relievers looking for work. Published July 7 2009

  • Stammen's night goes to waste

    Craig Stammen was very good against the Rockies on Monday night. To say Jason Marquis was better might be oversimplifying the issue a little bit. But Marquis didn't allow a run, and Stammen did. Published July 7 2009

  • Thru 3: Nats trail 1-0

    The Nationals are down 1-0 to the Rockies after three innings here, and you get the feeling this could be one of those nights Craig Stammen is battling for his life. Published July 6 2009

  • Lineups and (only a little) news

    We're just about ready to go here at Coors Field. Not much in the way of pregame news, but here it is before we get to lineups: Published July 6 2009

  • Live from Coors Field

    Hello from Denver, where the Nationals start a three-game series with the Rockies tonight at the unusual time of 6:40 local (8:40 Eastern). Published July 6 2009

  • Another strong start

    Scott Olsen follows up John Lannan's eight-inning win Saturday with a near-complete game Sunday as the Nats beat the Braves, 5-3. Published July 5 2009

  • Thru 4 1/2: Nats lead 3-1

    Washington's batters are taking it to Derek Lowe, while Scott Olsen again has been sharp. Published July 5 2009

  • Zimmerman makes All-Star team [updated]

    Nats third baseman selected as NL reserve; Guzman still eligible in "Final Man" vote. Published July 5 2009