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Chatter Archive: June 2009

  • News and lineups from Baltimore

    Greetings from Camden Yards, where the Nationals finish interleague play with a three-game weekend series against the Orioles. A couple pregame news items: Published June 26 2009

  • Nats avoid sweep with 9-3 win

    The Nationals' record against the Yankees, Red Sox and Blue Jays is now 5-4 this year. Published June 25 2009

  • Thru 6: Lead grows to six

    The Nationals are really rolling here, and might be on track to just their seventh win of more than three runs. They lead 7-1 after six innings. Published June 25 2009

  • Thru 3: Nats lead 5-0

    Not much has gone wrong here for the Nationals in the first three innings. They lead the Red Sox 5-0, and are beating up on John Smoltz in his first start of the season. Published June 25 2009

  • Thru 3: Zimmermann cruising, Nats up 5-0

    For the second straight night, a rookie Nationals starter has dominated the Red Sox for three innings. And this time, his teammates have rewarded him with a nice lead. Published June 25 2009

  • Johnson out with shin contusion

    First baseman Nick Johnson left Thursday's game in the second inning with a left shin contusion. Published June 25 2009

  • Olsen ready to go?

    Injured left-hander pitched well last night in his fourth rehab start. Sounds like the Nats will announce soon he's being activated. Published June 25 2009

  • Lessons learned

    Craig Stammen pitched pretty well tonight. Unfortunately, pretty well doesn't cut it against the Red Sox. Published June 24 2009

  • Thru 6: Middle inning malaise

    Craig Stammen's downward progression the second and third time through a lineup is why the Nationals are down 6-3 after six. Published June 24 2009

  • Thru 3: Stammen dazzling

    Rookie right-hander has retired all nine Boston batters faced; Nats up 1-0 on a pair of broken-bat singles. Published June 24 2009

  • Dunn battling wrist ailment

    Nats slugger is out of the lineup tonight after visiting a specialist who determined his right wrist has no damage. Published June 24 2009

  • Clippard recalled, Wells DFA'd

    Nats make a long-awaited move to try to shore up their bullpen. Published June 24 2009

  • Bullpen implodes in 11-3 loss

    Plenty of spots you can identify as turning points in the Nationals' 11-3 loss to the Red Sox -- a game that was 3-3 when John Lannan left in the seventh. But the big one is a recurring theme: the bullpen. Published June 23 2009

  • Thru 6: Tied 3-3

    If you were watching this game and didn't know the score, you'd probably swear the Red Sox were well out in front. That, however, is not true. Published June 23 2009

  • Thru 3 1/2: Nats trail 2-1

    Not much going how the Nationals would have liked it so far. They trail the Red Sox 2-1 in the fourth. Published June 23 2009

  • Welcome to Fenway South

    A little pregame news from Yawkey Way--er, South Capitol Street. Published June 23 2009

  • The Red Sox are coming, the Red Sox are coming

    A near-sellout is expected tonight at Nationals Park, many of them presumably rooting for the visitors. Published June 23 2009

  • No Clippard in D.C.

    Despite report, Nats did not call up right-hander from Syracuse. Published June 21 2009

  • Thru 6: Still trailing 6-2

    Shairon Martis settled down, but the Nats lineup continues to struggle. Published June 21 2009

  • Thru 3: Martis really shaky

    Rookie right-hander has allowed six runs and seven hits, Nats trailing 6-2. Published June 21 2009