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Chatter Archive: May 2009

  • Ready for the Battle of the Beltways

    Nats and O's preparing to open their annual three-game interleague series at Nationals Park. Published May 22 2009

  • Lineup, Hanrahan bail out Stammen

    An eighth-inning rally and a dominant ninth inning from Joel Hanrahan gave the Nats a 5-4 win and allowed Craig Stammen to smile by the end of the night. Published May 21 2009

  • Thru 4 1/2: Stammen impressive

    Rookie right-hander retires first 12 batters faced, Nats lead 3-1 Published May 21 2009

  • Let's talk defense

    The Nats have committed a major-league-high 43 errors. Who's fault is that? Published May 21 2009

  • Strasburg update

    Stephen Strasburg came out of San Diego State's game with New Mexico today in the eighth inning with tightness in his lower back. Both Strasburg and head coach Tony Gwynn said the injury was nothing serious. Published May 21 2009

  • Analyzing Hanrahan's latest loss

    Joel Hanrahan gives a detailed explanation of his slider, why it wasn't working tonight and why he continued to throw it. Published May 20 2009

  • 4th inning update (and more on Cabrera and Stammen)

    The Pirates lead 1-0 thanks to a botched throw by Adam Dunn. Published May 20 2009

  • Stammen to start tomorrow night

    Cabrera headed to the bullpen. Published May 20 2009

  • Dukes to DL, plus more moves

    Cintron designated for assignment. Maxwell and Bergmann recalled from Syracuse. Published May 19 2009

  • Thru 6: Nats trying to rally

    Two things are happening tonight that we haven't seen much this season: Shairon Martis is giving up runs, and the Nats aren't scoring many. Published May 19 2009

  • Thru 3: Here we go again

    Shairon Martis has already given up five runs, and the Nats are staring at a large deficit. Published May 19 2009

  • Detwiler to start again Saturday

    Rookie left-hander will get another shot up here rather than be sent down to Class AAA. Published May 19 2009

  • Dukes, Kearns still out

    Elijah Dukes and Austin Kearns still aren't in the Nats' lineup. So why isn't either guy on the DL? Published May 19 2009

  • The ugly truth

    How bad is the Nats' bullpen? Check out these numbers. But you've been warned. Published May 18 2009

  • Detwiler impresses, Guzman walks

    Ross Detwiler looked pretty good in his first big-league start. And stop the presses -- Cristian Guzman drew a walk! Published May 18 2009

  • Strasburg likely to stay in minors this year

    If the Washington Nationals draft San Diego State right-hander Stephen Strasburg next month, indications are the presumptive No. 1 pick won’t spend much time in the District this season, even if he signs quickly. Published May 18 2009

  • Dissecting a wretched play

    How did Anderson Hernandez manage not to see the ball being thrown to him in the eighth inning of today's 8-6 loss to the Phillies? We're still not entirely sure. Published May 17 2009

  • Thru 6: Nats take 6-5 lead

    Zimmerman's RBI single gives Washington the lead, but Zimmermann looks shaky again in five innings. Published May 17 2009

  • Thru 3: It's gonna be a long day

    Jordan Zimmermann labored through the first inning. Chan Ho Park was yanked in the second. And there's rain on the way. Published May 17 2009

  • Wrapping up a dismal day

    Scott Olsen is headed to the DL, Daniel Cabrera continues to struggle and, oh yeah, the Nats lost two games. Published May 16 2009