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Chatter Archive: May 2009

  • Zimmerman makes it 29

    Ryan Zimmerman lines a single up the middle off Randy Johnson in the top of the first, extending his streak to 29 games. Published May 11 2009

  • Makeup date announced

    May 3 rainout vs. Cardinals will now be played on July 23. Also, Jesus Flores is out of the lineup again tonight. Published May 11 2009

  • Milledge breaks finger

    Class AAA outfielder breaks right ring finger trying to bunt. Published May 11 2009

  • More wasted offense

    The Nats get four homers and score eight runs but lose 10-8 to Arizona because of another dreadful pitching performance. Published May 10 2009

  • 28 games and counting

    Ryan Zimmerman's streak continues, thanks to a first-inning single up the middle off Max Scherzer. Published May 10 2009

  • Recapping a tense ballgame

    The Nats beat the D'backs 2-1, and there were no shortage of big moments in this one. Published May 10 2009

  • Thru 6: Zim still hitless

    The Nats are clinging to a 1-0 lead over the D'backs, and Ryan Zimmerman is 0-for-3 and running out of time. Published May 9 2009

  • Thru 3: Nats 1, D'backs 0, Zim 0

    Adam Dunn homered to put Washington up 1-0, but Ryan Zimmerman is hitless in two at-bats. Published May 9 2009

  • Familiar faces in a new place

    There were all kinds of ex-Nats at Chase Field last night. Published May 9 2009

  • Three surprising numbers

    Shairon Martis is 4-0. Ryan Zimmerman has hit in 26 straight games. And Kip Wells has one save after 11 seasons in the big leagues. Published May 9 2009

  • Strasburg throws no-hitter

    Presumptive No. 1 draft pick strikes out 17 in final home start for San Diego State, with Nats officials in attendance. Published May 8 2009

  • Zimmerman gets to 26

    It's becoming a broken record: Ryan Zimmerman gets a hit in his first at-bat to extend his hitting streak. Published May 8 2009

  • Out of one circus, into another

    One day after invading L.A. amid the Manny Ramirez saga, the Nats come to Phoenix just as the D'backs change managers. Published May 8 2009

  • A thrilling end to a long day

    From Manny Ramirez's suspension to the Nats' stunning rally in an 11-9 victory, Thursday was one for the ages. Published May 8 2009

  • The Manny scene

    The circus descended upon Dodger Stadium today, as "Mannywood" was rocked by a steroids scandal. Published May 7 2009

  • Zim streaks to 25

    Ryan Zimmerman once again got a hit in his first at-bat of the night. Published May 7 2009

  • Hinckley cut, Villone promoted

    The Nationals have designated struggling left-hander Mike Hinckley for assignment and purchased the contract of veteran Ron Villone from Class AAA Syracuse, the club's latest attempt to try to patch together a reliable big-league bullpen. Published May 7 2009

  • Beimel's role in Nats pen

    The left-hander, who returned from the DL yesterday, may be the Nats' best answer at closer for now. Published May 7 2009

  • Report: Manny Ramirez suspended for 50 games (updated at 2:15 p.m.)

    The L.A. Times has a report out this morning that Manny Ramirez will be suspended 50 games, starting tonight against ... the Washington Nationals. Published May 7 2009

  • Another bullpen implosion

    Nats give up seven runs during the sixth inning en route to a 10-3 loss to L.A. Published May 7 2009