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Chatter Archive: May 2009

  • Steroids dealer claims to have sold to Nats, Caps [UPDATED AT 11:25 A.M.]

    A man busted in Lakeland, Fla., for possession of $200,000 in illegal steroids claims to have sold some to both the Nationals and Capitals. Published May 27 2009

  • Cabrera DFA'd, Montz called up

    The Nationals have given up on struggling right-hander Daniel Cabrera and have designated him for assignment. Published May 26 2009

  • Thru 6: Livo dominating Nats

    Former Washington ace is shutting out the Nats. Published May 26 2009

  • Thru 3: Stammen not so sharp

    Craig Stammen's second career start isn't going as well as his debut did. Published May 26 2009

  • Zimmerman fourth in All-Star balloting

    Nats third baseman ranks behind David Wright, Bill Hall and Chipper Jones among NL third basemen. Published May 26 2009

  • Upon further review ...

    An MLB official says umpires did have access to both the SNY and MASN feeds last night when they upheld Gary Sheffield's controversial home run. Published May 26 2009

  • Ump refuses to comment

    Crew chief Larry Vanover won't give his side of the controversial Sheffield homer that gave the Mets a 5-2 win over the Nats tonight. Published May 26 2009

  • Thru 6: Mets take lead on reviewed HR

    Umpires took six minutes to determine a fan did not interfere with Gary Sheffield's 3-run homer. Published May 25 2009

  • Thru 3: Nats 1, Mets 1

    Wil Nieves' RBI single and Austin Kearns' bullet throw gave the Nats an early lead at Citi Field, but the Mets rallied to tie it. Published May 25 2009

  • Johnson back in lineup

    First baseman returns after missing yesterday's game with a stomach ailment. Published May 25 2009

  • A Citi outside the city

    Citi Field isn't all that impressive on first glance, but at least it's not Shea Stadium. Published May 25 2009

  • Nats win 8-5

    After getting down 3-0 today, the Nationals looked like they were headed for a 1-10 homestand. But then Adam Dunn caught fire. Published May 24 2009

  • Johnson a late scratch (UPDATED AT 2:23 P.M.)

    The Nationals pulled Nick Johnson from the lineup right before the first pitch this afternoon. Published May 24 2009

  • Nats' offense falters again

    All year, it's been everything but the Nationals' offense that has cost them games. This week, the bats are finally getting their turn. Published May 23 2009

  • Thru 6: Detwiler settles down

    If the measure of maturity for a young pitcher is how he does the second and third time through a lineup, score one for Ross Detwiler tonight. Published May 23 2009

  • Thru 3: A bizarre start

    The empirical recap of the first three innings -- Orioles lead the Nats 1-0 -- doesn't do much justice to what's happened in the first three innings here tonight. Published May 23 2009

  • The Nick Johnson conundrum

    Nick Johnson has been the subject of increasingly frequent trade rumors recently. There's good arguments to be made for trading him or keeping him, and what the Nationals do with him could be one of the most interesting roster decision they face the rest of this year. Published May 23 2009

  • Saturday lineups

    Here are the lineups for tonight's Nationals-Orioles game: Published May 23 2009

  • Thru 6: Tied at 2

    The Nationals have tied this one up, with one Zimmermann keeping the game close and the other Zimmerman hitting a homer to even the score. Published May 22 2009

  • Thru 3: Nats trail 2-0

    We're three innings into the Battle of the Beltways (can you feel the excitement all the way to Maryland's Eastern shore?), and the Orioles are up 2-0. Published May 22 2009