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Chatter Archive: June 2009

  • Zimmermann won't start tonight

    Rookie right-hander scratched. Ross Detwiler will start instead against the Reds. Published June 9 2009

  • Looking for excuses?

    The Nats had a few after Sunday's 7-0 loss to the Mets. None was really valid. Published June 7 2009

  • Thru 6: Mets still up 5-0

    Craig Stammen settled down and didn't give up another run, but the Nats still can't do anything with Livan Hernandez. Published June 7 2009

  • Thru 3: Mets pounce on Stammen

    Rookie right-hander gives up five in top of first, putting Nats in a big hole. Published June 7 2009

  • A night where everything lined up

    Covering the Nats, these are the kinds of nights you don't see very often. In a 7-1 win, there's not too much Washington could have done better. Published June 6 2009

  • Thru 3: An early lead

    This is the best start the Nationals have had in a couple weeks--they're being aggressive against John Maine, playing good defense and getting a smooth start from John Lannan. The Nats lead 3-0 after 3. Published June 6 2009

  • Hanrahan out as closer again

    Joel Hanrahan's second stint as the Nationals' closer this season is over. Mike MacDougal, who was called up from Class AAA Syracuse on May 29, is the new closer. Published June 6 2009

  • Strasburg leftovers

    Here are the extra quotes from Tony Gwynn on Stephen Strasburg that I promised yesterday. There's a lot here, so make sure you have some time before you start: Published June 6 2009

  • Sliders, fastballs and a loss

    At the heart of the Nationals' 3-1 loss to the Mets was Joel Hanrahan's approach to three batters in the 10th inning. Here is a detailed breakdown. Published June 5 2009

  • Strasburg story (and Bowden)

    Our latest story on Stephen Strasburg, plus some information on Jim Bowden's stalled foray into TV. Published June 5 2009

  • Dunn on the called third strike

    Adam Dunn's (deadpanned) reaction to the called third strike that preserved Randy Johnson's 300th win. Published June 4 2009

  • Johnson wins 300th, beats Nats 5-1

    Big Unit allows two hits over six strong innings to best Jordan Zimmermann and the Nats, becomes 24th member of 300-win club. Published June 4 2009

  • Thru 6: Nats trailing 2-1

    Randy Johnson was finally scored upon in the sixth, but he's still in line for his 300th win. Published June 4 2009

  • Thru 3: Unit perfect, Nats trail 2-0

    Randy Johnson has retired all nine Nationals he's faced, and the Giants are ahead 2-0. Published June 4 2009

  • Nats bring four in for pre-draft workouts

    The Nationals had four players in for pre-draft workouts today, including a couple of pitchers they might be looking at with the No. 10 pick. Published June 4 2009

  • Game to start at 5:10 p.m.

    The tarp is coming off, and the starters are getting ready to warm up. Published June 4 2009

  • Let's play two! (maybe)

    A doubleheader is supposed to get going at 4:35 p.m., with Randy Johnson again going after win No. 300. But the tarp is on the field, and there's more rain in the forecast. Published June 4 2009

  • Game postponed [updated]

    After a 3 1/2-hour wait, umpires and Nats officials decide the field was unplayable. There will be a true doubleheader tomorrow, with Randy Johnson pitching the opener at 4:35 p.m. Published June 3 2009

  • Kasten: "We're going to get this game in tonight"

    Nats president says they will play tonight once the rain stops the field clears. Published June 3 2009

  • Glavine to Nats unlikely

    A club source won't rule out the possibility of the released Braves lefty coming to D.C., but says it's unlikely. Published June 3 2009