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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Detwiler Earn his 1st MLB Victory as Nats Top Mets, 2-1.

Nats 2 Mets 1

The Nats got a great pitching effort from Ross Detwiler and the bullpen. Detwiler earn his 1st MLB victory. Mike Morse’s homer in the 6th inning was the game winner for the Nats over the New York Mets, 2-1, as the broke a three game skid

Pitching:
Starter Ross Detwiler pitched 6 solid innings as he gave up one run. The bullpen of Jason Bergmann and Mike MacDougal pitched 3 combined innings of shutout relief. MacDougal picked up his 17th save of the year.

Batting

The Nats collected seven hits and scored two runs. The Nats were led by Mike Morse’s three hits. He homered in his third consecutive game.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_09_28_nynmlb_wasmlb_1


Record:

The Nats improved to 53-103 and continue to be in last place of the NL.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today in NatsTown as J.D Martin takes on the New York Mets’ Mike Pelfrey at 7:05pm.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Desmond will make the 2010 Nats Roster according to Nats9 Followers.

Nats9 followers say that Ian Desmond will make the 2010 roster. Thanks for all that voted!!!

A Downer in D.C as the Nats lose to the Braves, 6-3.

Braves 6 Nats 3

The Nats had a downer as they let a late lead,3-2, over the Braves dissolve into a 6-3 lost in ten innings. The Nats were able to hit three homer runs, but they were all solo shots.

Pitching:
Starter Livan Hernandez was able to pitch 6.1 innings while giving up three runs. Tyler Clippard did not allow a run in 2.2 innings, but Mike MacDougal allowed 3 runs in the 10th inning to take the lost.

Batting

The Nats collected nine hits and scored three runs. The Nats were led by Willie Harris’ three hits. The solo homers were hit by Ryan Zimmerman, Josh Willingham and Mike Morse. It was Morse second consecutive day which he hit a homer.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_09_27_atlmlb_wasmlb_1


Record:

The Nats dropped to 52-103 and continue to be in last place of the NL.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today in NatsTown as Ross Detwiler takes on the New York Mets’ Nelson Figueroa at 7:05pm.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Braves Squash the Nats, 11-5.

Braves 11 Nats 5

The Nats got pummeled by the Braves, 11-5. The Braves scored early and they scored late while the Nats were highlighted only by a pitch hit homer by Mike Morse.

Pitching:

Starter Garrett Mock pitched 5 innings but gave up 6 runs. The bullpen of Zack Segovia, Mike MacDougal, Ron Villone and Logan Kensing combined for 4 innings while allowing 5 runs.

Batting

The Nats collected seven hits and scored six runs. The Nats were led by Alberto Gonzalez’s two hits. The big blow was the Morse’s pitch hit 3 run homer.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_09_26_atlmlb_wasmlb_1

Record:

The Nats dropped to 52-102 and continue to be in last place of the NL.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today in NatsTown as Livan Hernandez takes on the Atlanta Braves’ Derek Lowe at 1:35pm.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Braves Control Nats' Bats, 4-1.

Braves 4 Nats 1

The Nats were dominated by the Braves by a score of 4-1. The Nats starting pitching was great, but the bullpen did up two more runs. The offense was shut down by the Braves’ Javier Vazquez as he only gave up three hits.

Pitching:

Starter John Lannan put in another great performance to up for not. Lannan pitched 7 innings while giving up two runs, but both were unearned. The bullpen of Jason Bergmann, Ron Villone and Saul Rivera gave up 2 runs in two combined innings of relief.

Batting

The Nats collected only three hits and scored one run. The Nats were led by Josh Bard who homered for the 6th time this year.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_09_25_atlmlb_wasmlb_1


Record:

The Nats dropped to 52-101 and continue to be in last place of the NL.

Next Game:
The Nats next game is today in NatsTown as Garrett Mock takes on the Atlanta Braves’ Tommy Hanson at 1:05pm

Friday, September 25, 2009

Dodgers Edge the Nats, 7-6.

Dodgers 7 Nats 6

The Nats came back from a 4-0 deficient against the L.A. Dodgers to tie the game at six, but the Nats were not able to get over the hump as they lost to the Dodgers by a score of 7-6.

Pitching:

Starter J.D Martin gave up five runs in only three innings of work. The bullpen of Marco Estrada, Jason Bergmann, Tyler Clippard, Ron Villone, and Logan Kensing gave up two runs in a combined six innings of relief. Villone took the lost as he gave up the game winning homer to the Dodgers’ Rafael Furcal

Batting

The Nats collected nine hits while scoring six runs!!! The Nats were lead by Alberto Gonzalez three hits while Willie Harris had two RBI.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_09_24_lanmlb_wasmlb_1

Record:

The Nats dropped to 52-100 and continue to be in last place of the NL. It marked the second year in a row which the Nats have lost at least 100 games.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today in NatsTown as John Lannan takes on the Atlanta Braves’ Javier Vazquez at 7:05pm.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Walk it off Mr. Orr!!: Nats Win!!, 5-4

Nats 5 Dodgers 4

The Nats won an exciting game last night as Pete Orr won the game with a walk off sac fly. The game had many highs and low. The Highs: Ryan Zimmerman’s three run homer to tie the game, Elijah Dukes throwing out a key runner at the plate early in the game, Justin Maxwell stealing 3rd base in the 9th inning and Orr’s sac fly. The Lows: Dodgers’ Chad Billngsley no hitting the Nats for the first five innings and Cristen Guzman’s two errors.

Pitching:

Starter Ross Detwiler pitched 5.2 innings while giving up three runs. The bullpen of Jason Bergmann, Tyler Clippard, Mike MacDougal, Sean Burnett and Saul Rivera gave up one run in a combined 3.2 innings. Rivera picked up his first win of the year.

Batting

The Nats collected five hits while scoring five runs!!! The Nats were lead by Ryan Zimmerman 31st homer of the year and his three RBI which gave him a 100 on the year. But please let’s not forget Maxwell key stolen base in the ninth lead which lead to Orr’s game winning sac fly.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_09_23_lanmlb_wasmlb_1

Record:

The Nats improve to 52-99 and continue to be in last place of the NL.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is tomorrow in NatsTown as J.D. Martin takes on the L.A. Dodgers’ Vicente Padilla at 7:05pm.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dodgers Beat Up Nats, 14-2.

Dodgers 14 Nats 2

The Dodgers dominated the Nats when the Dodgers scored seven times in the 4th inning. The Dodger added six more times in the eighth which sent the Nats to their 99th lost of the year.

Pitching:

Starter Livan Hernandez was not at the top of his game as he allowed eight runs while he only pitched 3.2 innings. The bullpen of Marco Estrada, Saul Rivera, Victor Garate, Zack Segovia, and Logan Kensing pitched a combined 5.1 innings while allowing four runs.

Batting

The Nats collected only four hits while scoring two runs. The Nats lead by Adam Dunn who hit his 38th homer of the year while having two RBI.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_09_22_lanmlb_wasmlb_1

Record:

The Nats dropped to 51-99 and continue to be in last place of the NL.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is tomorrow in NatsTown as Ross Detwiler takes on the L.A. Dodgers’ Chad Billngsley at 7:05pm.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Mets win series over Nats, 6-2.

Mets 6 Nats 2

The Nats were dominated by the Mets as they lost 6-2. The Mets scored the first six runs of the ball game in the first eight innings. The Nats were only able to score two in the top of the 9th.

Pitching:

Starter Garret Mock was able to pitch seven inning, but gave up four runs early. The bullpen of Zack Segovia, Victor Garate and Logan Kensing pitched a combined two innings, but allowed two runs.

Batting

The Nats collected five hits while scoring two runs. The Nats had five different players who had hits in the game. Adam Dunn and Ryan Zimmerman both had an RBI.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_09_20_wasmlb_nynmlb_1


Record:

The Nats dropped to 51-98 and continue to be in last place of the NL.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is tomorrow in NatsTown as Livan Hernandez takes on the L.A. Dodgers’ Hiroki Kuroda at 7:05pm.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Mets Edge Nats, 3-2.

Mets 3 Nats 2

The Nats lost a pitcher duel as the Mets won 3-2. The game was really decided on two plays. The first was a misplay by RF Ian Desmond. It was Desmond first time playing the outfield as a Major Leaguer. The second was Adam Dunn’s error. The two plays led to runs which was the difference in the lost.

Pitching:

Starter John Lannan dropped to 8-12 by pitching 7 innings while giving up only three runs. Tyler Clippard finished the game for the Nats by pitching a scoreless eighth inning.

Batting

The Nats collected five hits while two runs. Five different Nats had hits. Dunn picked up his 100th RBI of the year.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_09_19_wasmlb_nynmlb_1



Record:

The Nats dropped to 51-97 and continue to be in last place of the NL.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today in New York as Garrett Mock takes on the Mets’ John Maine at 1:10pm.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

C'On Man! Who doesn't LOVE Pete Orr!

Read the post that Washington Post's Chico Harlen wrote on Pete Orr! CLASSIC ORR!

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/nationalsjournal/2009/09/get_your_catchers_mitt_pete_or.html

Nats play Houdini and beat the Mets, 6-5!

Nats 6 Mets 5

The Nats broke a three game skid against the Mets, but it was not pretty. The Nats had a 6-2 lead going into the bottom of the ninth inning when the Mets scored three runs with the tying run at third and the winning run at second with two outs. The game ended on a Jeff Francoeur smash back to pitcher Mike MacDougal which he was able to stop and throw out Francoeur to win the game.

Pitching:

Starter J.D. Martin picked up his fifth victory of the year by pitching 5.1 innings while giving up two runs. The bullpen of Ron Villone, Sean Burnett and Jason Bergmann allowed no runs in their combined work of 2.2 innings. MacDougal picked up his 16th save of the year despite giving up three runs in the ninth.

Batting

The Nats collected nine hits while scoring six runs. The Nats were led by Elijah Dukes, Ryan Zimmerman and Josh Willingham who each had two hits apiece. Zimmerman, Willingham and Josh Bard all homered in the game. Bard led the Nats with three RBI.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_09_18_wasmlb_nynmlb_1


Record:

The Nats improved to 51-96 and continue to be in last place of the NL.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today in New York as John Lannan takes on the Mets’ Tim Redding at 1:10pm.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Get Your Vote on Nats9 Followers!

Will Ian Desmond make the 2010 roster? Get your VOTE ON! Go NATS!

Nieves' Injury!

Wil Nieves injured his hamstring last night in the four to two lost to the Phillies. The injury had GM Mike Rizzo make a trade with the Seattle Mariners for catcher Jaime Burke for cash considerations. Jesus Flores was put on the 60 day DL

The Lonesome Flores' BLUES!

Word has already been out our young catcher Jesus Flores injuring his shoulder. It will be approximately six months for him to recover and hopefully he will be able to participate in the middle of spring training.

We all want to see Jesus for a full year because we believe he is a decent overall catcher. But there are questions about his health! What should the Nats do? Get a more complete back up then Josh Bard and Wil Nieves? Who is out there? Do we draft the Harper fellow? There are many questions about the catching positon. I believe only time will tell. It might be Mike Rizzo most important decesion of the off season.

Nats get SWEPT in Philadelphia, 4-2!

Phillies 4 Nats 1

The Nats fell to the Phillies, 4-2, as there were swept in Philadelphia. The Phillies scored early and were backed by great pitching. The Nats got a solid performance from Ross Detwiler, but the bullpen gave up important runs in relief.

Pitching:


Starter Ross Detwiler pitched a solid five innings while only giving up one run. The bullpen of Tyler Clippard, Saul Rivera, Ron Villone, Logan Kensing, and Marco Estrada gave up three runs in a combined three innings of work.

Batting

The Nats collected six hits while only scoring two runs. The Nats left five men on base The Nats were led by Elijah Dukes who had two hits, scored a run and had a RBI.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_09_17_wasmlb_phimlb_1

Record:

The Nats dropped to 50-96 and continue to be in last place of the NL.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today in New York as J.D Martin takes on the Mets’ Mike Pelfrey at 7:10pm.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Phillies dominated the Nats, 6-1

Phillies 6 Nats 1

Nats fell to the Phillies once again as the game was close after seven innings which the Phillies held a 2-0 led. The Phillies broke the game open on a Jason Werth grand slam in the 8th inning. The Nats finally scored in the series with a run in the ninth.

Pitching:

Starter Livan Hernandez pitched a solid six innings while only giving up two runs. The bullpen of Tyler Clippard, Sean Burnett and Jason Bergmann gave four runs in one inning! Zack Segovia did pitched one inning of shutout relief.

Batting
The Nats collected eight hits while only scoring one run! The Nats left ten men on base!!! The Nats were led by Ian Desmond and Wil Nieves who both had two hits apiece. Willie Harris had the only RBI for the Nats.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_09_16_wasmlb_phimlb_1


Record:

The Nats dropped to 50-95 and continue to be in last place of the NL.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today in Philadelphia as Ross Detwiler takes on the Phillies’ Cole Hamels at 7:05pm.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Phillies Shut Out Nats, 5-0.

Phillies 5 Nats 0

The Phillies scored early and Cliff Lee never allowed a run as the Phillies shut out the Nats by a score of 5-0.

Pitching:

Starter Garrett Mock allowed five runs in the first two innings, but finished up nicely as he pitched the next four innings without giving up a run. The bullpen of Saul Rivera, Ron Villone and Logan Kensing pitched the next two innings without giving up a run.

Batting:

The Nats collected six hits while being shut out! The Nats were led by Justin Maxwell

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_09_15_wasmlb_phimlb_1

Record:

The Nats dropped to 50-94 and continue to be in last place of the NL.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today in Philadelphia as Livan Hernandez takes on the Phillies’ Joe Blanton at 7:05pm.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Nats win rubber game over the Marlins, 7-2.

Nats 7 Marlins 2

The Nats scored early and control the game as they defeated the Marlins,7-2, and took two out of three in Florida.

Pitching:

Starter John Lannan gave a solid effort by pitching five innings and giving up only one run. The bullpen of Tyler Clippard and Jason Bergmann gave up one run in relief.

Batting:

The Nats collected 11 hits and scored 7 runs! The Nats were led by Cristen Guzman who had three hits. Ian Desmond and Pete Orr added two hits apiece. Orr hit his first homer since 2006.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_09_13_wasmlb_flomlb_1


Record:

The Nats improve to 50-93 and continue to be in last place of the NL.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is tomorrow in Philadelphia as Garrett Mock takes on the Phillies’ Cliff Lee at 7:05pm.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Nats' Nuggets 9.13.09

Here are some of my Nuggets:

  • Logan Kensing should be handed his LAST pink slip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Ian Desmond should be given the oppurinity to win the the SS job in 2010.
  • Cristen Guzman should embrace the 2nd Base job. He can still hit, but his range on defense is not what it once was when he was younger.
  • J.D Martin is making his case to be on the 2010 starting rotation.
  • Willingham, Morgan and Dukes are looking like the starting outfield in 2o10, but if Maxwell learns how to hit then I believe he could be the 4th outfielder in 2010.

Marlins Smack the Nats, 11-3.

Marlins 11 Nats 3

The Nats’ pitching gave up eleven runs while the offense only manage threes run on ten hits in the 11-3 lost to the Marlins.

Pitching:

Starter Marco Estrada pitched only 2.1 innings while giving up five runs. The bullpen of Saul Rivera and Ross Detwiler keep the game close as they pitched 2.2 innings of work as they did not give up the run. But relievers Logan Kensing, Victor Garate, and Zack Segovia gave up runs in a combine 3 innings of relief work.

Batting:

The Nats collected 10 hits, but only scored 3 runs while they left nine men on base !!!!! The Nats were led by Ian Desmond and Justin Maxwell. Desmond went four for four while Maxwell hit his first two homers of the year.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_09_12_wasmlb_flomlb_1


Record:

The Nats dropped to 49-93 and continue to be in last place of the NL.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today in Florida as John Lannan takes on the Marlins’ Chris Volstad at 1:10pm.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Just in Pinch of Time, Nats beat Marlins, 5-3.

Nats 5 Marlins 3

Mike Morse got a pinch double in the sixth inning to score two runs which broke a 2-2 tie. The hit was the difference in the game which led the Nats to their second straight victory.

Pitching:

Starter J.D Martin pitched 5 innings while giving up only two runs. The bullpen of Tyler Clippard, Jason Bergmann and Mike MacDougal was very good as they only gave up one run in their combined four innings of work.

Batting:

The Nats collected only 5 hits, but did score 5 runs!!!!! The Nats were led by Morse, Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Dunn. Morse got the important pinch hit double while Zimmerman and Dunn each homered in the game.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_09_11_wasmlb_flomlb_1



Record:

The Nats improve to 49-92 and continue to be in last place of the NL.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today in Florida as Marco Estrada takes on the Marlins’ Anibal Sanchez at 6:10pm.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Nats' Notes 9.11.09

Here are some current Nats' Notes.


  • Nats picked up P Jesse English off waivers.
  • Cristen Guzman has been asked to move to 2nd base next year. Guzman had no comment.

Morgan is the most important Nat according to NATS9 Followers.

Nats9 followers believe that Nyjer Morgan is the main man for the Nats. The "proof could be in the pudding" as the Nats' offense has struggle without him in the line up due to his hand injury. Get Well soon T. Plush!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nats Win a Wild One Against the Phillies, 8-7.

Nats 8 Phillies 7

The Nats won a wild one last night at Nationals Park. The Nats took a 8-2 led into the 9th inning only to see the Phillies score five runs while having the game tying and led run on the bases. The game ended when Ryan Howard hit into a double play! WOW! What and ending.
Pitching:

Starter Livan Hernandez pitched 7.1 innings while giving up oly two runs. Sean Burnett finished up the eighth inning by pitch 2/3 of inning while giving no runs. The bullpen then blew up as Zach Segovia pitched 1/3 of an inning as he gave up 5 RUNS! Mike MacDougal was not able to record any outs in his appearance, but Ron Villone was able to get the last two outs on the Howard’s double play.

Batting:

The Nats collected nine hits and scored 8 runs!!!!! The Nats were led by Willie Harris and Ian Desmond who both had two hits apiece. Adam Dunn added his 36th homer of the year with a two run blast. But the night belonged to newcomer Desmond as he hit his first career homer which almost hit the Red Porch and also had four RBI!

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_09_10_phimlb_wasmlb_1


Record:

The Nats improve to 48-92 and continue to be in last place of the NL.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today in Florida as J.D. Martin takes on the Marlins’ Josh Johnson at 7:10pm.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Nats lose to the Phillies again, 6-5.

Phillies 6 Nats 5

The Nats lost another close game in the late innings as they lost to the Phillies 6-5. The Phillies scored two runs in the eighth to break a 4-4 tied and it was enough to hold off a Nats’ comeback.
Pitching:

Starter Garrett Mock pitched five innings while giving up four runs. The bullpen of Jason Bergmann, Sean Burnett, and Mike MacDougal pitched collectively for 3 inning and gave up no runs. But Tyler Clippard gave up 2 runs in his one inning of relief and took the lost.


Batting:

The Nats 11 collected its and scored 5 runs while leaving seven men on bases. The Nats were led by Justin Maxwell and Alberto Gonzalez who each had three hits a piece.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_09_09_phimlb_wasmlb_1


Record:

The Nats dropped to 47-92 and continue to be in last place of the NL.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today in NatsTown as Livan Hernandez takes on the Philadelphia Phillies’ Joe Blanton at 7:05pm.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Homers Away! Phillies beat Nats, 5-3.

Phillies 5 Nats 3

The Nats gave up long ball after long ball in the late innings as they lost to the Phillies, 5-3. The Nats gave up exactly five solo homers in the defeat.

Pitching:

Starter John Lannan pitched a great first six innings, but only pitched 2/3 innings more as he gave up 4 runs and three of them came in the 7th inning. The bullpen of Tyler Clippard, Sean Burnett, Jason Bergmann and Saul Rivera gave up 1 run in 2.1 innings of relief work.


Batting:

The Nats collected 9 hits and scored only 3 runs while leaving 10 men on bases. The Nats were led by Willie Harris, Cristen Guzman, and Wil Nieves each had two hits apiece. Harris hit his 7th homer of the year.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_09_08_phimlb_wasmlb_1

Record:

The Nats dropped to 47-91 and continue to be in last place of the NL.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today in NatsTown as Garrett Mock takes on the Philadelphia Phillies’ Cliff Lee at 7:05pm.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Nats' Notes 9.8.09

Here are some Notes about the Nats...
  • Jorge Sosa is designed for assignment.
  • Scott Olsen is moved to the 60 day Dl
  • P Ross Detwiler, P Marco Estrada, P Logan Kensing, P Zack Segovia, and SS Ian Desmond were called up.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Nats' Notes 9.6.09

Current Nats Notes....

  • Craig Stammen had his bone spurs removed day and reported he will be ready for spring training.
  • Tim Foli who is the Triple A manager for the Syracuse Chiefs will join the Nats after the Chiefs' season.

Walking Off in Style as Nats beat the Marlins, 5-4.

Nats 5 Marlins 4

The Nats ended an eight game losing streak and it came in dramatic fashion!!!!! The Nats made two comebacks in the game against the Marlins. The first comeback the Nats made came when they were down by two in the eighth inning and got a clutch two out hit from pinch hitter Mike Morse to tie the game at two. The second comeback came in the ninth as the Marlins took a 4-2 led in the top of the ninth, but in the bottom of the ninth the Nats crept back on got a solo shot from Willie Harris to get the Nats within 4-3. The drama increased as Cristen Guzman singled and Ryan Zimmerman delivered a two run game winning walk off homer against the Fish, 5-4.

Pitching:

Starter J.D Martin pitched a solid 6.2 innings while only giving up 2 runs. Ron Villone and Tyler Clippard gave up no runs in 1.1 innings of relief work. Mike MacDougal earned his first victory of the year even though he gave up two runs in one inning because of the heroics of the Nats’ offense in the bottom of the ninth inning.


Batting:

The Nats collected 10 hits and scored 5 runs.. The Nats were led by Elijah Dukes' two hits. The key hits were the Morse’s pitch hit in the eighth and Zimmerman’s homer in the 9th.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_09_06_flomlb_wasmlb_1


Record:

The Nats improved to 47-90 and continue to be in last place of the NL.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is Tuesday in NatsTown as John Lannan takes on the Philadelphia Phillies’ Josh Pedro Martinez at 7:05pm.

Marlins Stomp the Nats, 9-5.

Marlins 9 Nats 5

The Marlins took the led early and keep it going the whole game as they beat the Nats by a score of 9 to 5.


Pitching:

Starter Livan Hernandez pitched 5 innings while giving up 6 runs. Victor Garate, Jorge Sosa, Ron Villone and Jason Bergmann pitched a combine of 4 innings while giving up 3 runs.


Batting:

The Nats collected 10 hits and scored 5 runs.. The Nats were led by Adam Dunn 2 hits while Josh Bard added 2 RBI.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_09_05_flomlb_wasmlb_1



Record:

The Nats dropped to 46-90 and continue to be in last place of the NL.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today in NatsTown as J.D. Martin takes on the Marlins’Josh Anibal Sanchez at 1:35pm.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Rally Time!


Nats Fans Take RALLY Time to a new level because we have to!!!!!!!

Nats Notes 9.5.09

Here are some current Nats' Notes.
  • Craig Stammen will be shut down for the year due to a bone spur.
  • Collin Balester also will be done for the remainder of the year.
  • Jesus Flores was activated from the DL, but only available for pitch hitting.
  • Pitcher Victor Garate was put on the 40 man roster and his number will be 56.

Marlins out slug the Nats, 9-6.

Marlins 9 Nats 6

The Marlins had the lead early and never gave it up as they beat our beloved Nats, 9-6. The closest the Nats got was 6-5 as Josh Willingham hit a two run home run in the 5th inning.

Pitching:

Starter Garret Mock only pitched 3 innings while giving up 6 runs. Saul Rivera gave up 3 runs in 2.2 innings of relief work. The remainding bullpen work Jason Bergmann, Jorge Sosa, Tyler Clippard and Mike MacDougal gave up no runs in 3.1 innings of combined relief work.


Batting:

The Nats collected 13 hits and scored 6 runs, but left 9 men on base. The Nats were led by Adam Dunn 3 hits. Ryan Zimmerman and Alberto Gonzalez each tripled while Willingham added his 22nd homer of the year.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_09_04_flomlb_wasmlb_1


Record:

The Nats dropped to 46-89 and continue to be in last place of the NL.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today in NatsTown as Livan Hernandez takes on the Marlins’Josh Johnson at 7:05pm.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Nats lose last two games of the road trip to the Padres, 4-1 and 7-0.

Padres 4 Nats 1

The Nats lost again in another well pitched game. Clayton Richard outpitched J.D. Martin. The Nats only managed 4 hits in the game while leaving five men on base in the lost

Pitching:

Starter J.D Martin pitched six strong inning and giving up 3 runs. The bullpen of Sean Burnett, Jason Bergmann, and Tyler Clippard gave up one run in their combine two innings of work.


Batting:

The Nats collected only 4 hits and scored 1 run. Four Nats got a hit and was highlighted by Josh Bard 4th homer of the year.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_09_01_wasmlb_sdnmlb_1



Record:

The Nats dropped to 46-87 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.


Padres 7 Nats 0

The Nats bats came up empty against the Padres as they got sweep in San Diego, 7-0.


Pitching:

Starter John Lannan pitched 5 innings and allowed 5 runs. The bullpen of Saul Rivera, Jorge Sosa, and Mike MacDougal allowed two runs in their 3 innings of combined work.

Batting:

The Nats collected only 4 hits and got shut out. The Nats were led by Ryan Zimmerman two hits.


Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_09_02_wasmlb_sdnmlb_1



Record:

The Nats dropped to 46-88 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.

Next Game:

The Nats start a six game home stand in NatsTown as they welcome the Florida Marlins. Garrett Mock takes on the Marlins’ Sean West at 7:05pm.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Get Your Vote on Nats9 Fan!

Check out the current poll on who is the most important Nat Player! Get you Vote ON! Go NATS!!!

Orr making his CASE!

Pete Orr is making his case that he can be a good second base man for the Nat in the 2010 year. He is hitting very well and playing solid defense. He a no nonsense type of player. He will do anything in any situation to help the ball club win. He does the "little things" very well. Good luck to Pete! Keep playing on how you are playing! Go NATS!

The Nats lose a pitching duel to the Padres, 3-1.

Padres 3 Nats 2

The Nats lost a pitching duel as the Nats lost to the Padres,3-1,but the Nats left eight men on base in the lost.


Pitching:

Starter Livan Hernandez pitched a complete game still lost a 3-1 game to the Padres. He gave up two runs in the first and one run in the eighth.



Batting:

The Nats collected 8 hits, but managed only 1 run. Pete Orr and Elijah Dukes led the Nats with two hits a piece. Orr had the only RBI in the game.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_31_wasmlb_sdnmlb_1


Record:

The Nats dropped to 46-86 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.


Next Game:

The Nats play their next game tonight in San Diego as J.D Martin takes on the Padres’ Clayton Richard 10:05pm.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Belliard to the Dodgers. Good Luck Ronnie!!!


Ronnie Belliard was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers today after today's lost to the Cardinals, 2-1.


Belliard was traded for pitcher Luis Garica and a pitcher to be named later.


I want to wish the best for Ronnie! He was a very good professional for the Nationals. I also want to thank him for being so nice to my daughters and myself at the Picnic at the Park!


Good Luck, Ronnie!

Cards outduel Nats, 2-1.

Cardinals 2 Nats 1

The Cardinals won a tight game by a score of 2-1. Adam Wainwright out dueled Garrett Mock in a classic pitching battle. The difference was an Albert Pujols RBI single in the 6th inning.


Pitching:

Starter Garrett Mock had one of his better performance of the year as he pitched 6 innings and gave up only 2 runs. The bullpen of Tyler Clippard, Sean Burnett and Mike MacDougal gave an excellent effort as they combined no runs in their combine two innings of work.

Batting:

The Nats managed only 4 hits and one run. The highlight of the offense was an RBI single by Elijah Dukes.

Box score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_30_wasmlb_slnmlb_1


Record:

The Nats dropped to 46-85 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today in San Diego against the Padres as Livan Hernandez takes on the Padres’ Tim Stauffer at 10:05pm.

Cards Thump Nats, 9-4

Cardinals 9 Nats 4

The Cardinals broke a tight game early due to a Cristen Guzman error. The Cardinals beat the Nats 9-4.


Pitching:

Starter Craig Stammen took the lost as he pitched 4.2 innings and gave up 6 runs, but only 3 were earned. The bullpen of Ron Villone, Jorge Sosa, Saul Rivera and Jason Bergmann gave up 3 addition runs in their combine 3.1 innings of work.

Batting:

The Nats collected 11 hits, and scored 4 runs. Pete Orr led the Nats with four hits. Also, Ryan Zimmerman had 2 RBI and Adam Dunn hit his 35th homer of the year.

Box score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_29_wasmlb_slnmlb_1

Record:

The Nats dropped to 46-84 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today in St. Louis against the Cardinals as Garrett Mock takes on the Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright at 2:15 pm.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Nats lose to the Cardinals on a Walk Off, 3-2.

Cardinals 3 Nats 2

The Nats lost a heartbreaker to the Cardinals, 3-2, on a Albert Pujlos walk off homer in the 9th inning.


Pitching:

Starter John Lannan was back to himself as he pitched 8 innings while only giving up two runs. Jason Bergmann took the lost as he gave up the gamer winner homer to Pujlos.

Batting:

The Nats collected only 7 hits, but only scored 2 runs. Eljiah Dukes led the Nats with three hits.

Box score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_28_wasmlb_slnmlb_1



Record:

The Nats dropped to 46-83 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today in St. Louis against the Cardinals as Craig Stammen takes on the Cardinals’ Mitchell Boggs at 7:15 pm.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Orr Second Duty with the Nats

Infielder Pete Orr replaces Njyer Morgan who put on the DL due to his broken hand. Orr making his second duty with the big club in the last two years.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Nats hold on against the Cubs, 5-4

Nats 5 Cubs 4

The Nats got a 5-0 lead in the first three innings and held off the Cubs by a score of 5-4. The victory was dampened when it was found out that Nyjer Morgan was lost for the year with a broken left hand.



Pitching:

Starter J.D Martin pitched 5 inning while giving up 3 runs. The bullpen of Tyler Clippard, Sean Burnett and Mike MacDougal held the Cubs to 1 runs in four innings. The Key play of the game was made by Catcher Josh Bard and Burnett . The Cubs tried to score on a wild pitch by Burnett, but Bard was able to recover and toss the ball to Burnett who tagged out Cubs’ runner Derek Lee. MacDougal record his 14th save of the year by getting the last five outs of the game.

Batting:

The Nats collected only 5 hits, and still scored 5 runs. Five different Nats got hits in the game. The Nats were led by Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Dunn who each homered in the game!

Box score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_27_wasmlb_chnmlb_1


Record:

The Nats improve to 46-82 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is tomorrow in St. Louis against the Cardinals as John Lanna takes on the Cardinals’ John Smoltz at 8:15 pm.

Ouch Mama!

Nyjer Morgan was lost for the year with a broken left hand in the 5-4 victory over the Cubs today. Lets get healthy for the next year Nyjer! It is time for someone to step up and take his place. Let's go NATS!

Nats bullpen implodes in 9-4 lost to Cubs

Cubs 9 Nats 4

The Nats got great starting pitching from Livan Hernandez, but the bullpen fell apart and offense was not enough last night in the 9-4 lost to the Cubs.



Pitching:

Starter Livan Hernandez pitched 6 inning while giving up 2 runs. The bullpen of Jason Bergmann, Ron Villone, Jorge Sosa and Saul Rivera gave up 7 runs in 2 innings of work.

Batting:

The Nats collected 7 hits, and scored 4 run. The Nats were led by Ryan Zimmerman and Willie Harris who each had two hits a piece.

Box score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_26_wasmlb_chnmlb_1




Record:

The Nats dropped to 45-82 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today in Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs as J.D. Martin takes on the Cubs’ Randy Wells at 2:20 pm.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Livan Hernandez Comes Home!

The Nats sign Livan Hernandez to help to eat some inning from the young starters. Collin Balester was sent down to make room for Hernandez. Welcome back Livo!

Nats Slam the Cubs, 15-6.

Nat 15 Cubs 5

The Nats brought their whopping sticks last night as the scored a 15 to 6 victory over the Cubs. The Nats scored early and often by many different ways! The pitching was adequate enough for the 15 runs scored.



Pitching:

Starter Garrett Mock pitched 5.2 inning while giving up 4 runs. The bullpen of Tyler Clippard and Saul Rivera gave up 2 runs in 3.1 innings of work.

Batting:

The Nats collected 14 hits, and scored 15 runs! The Nats were led Josh Willingham 4 hits and RBI. Two of Willingham hits were homers. Elijah Dukes added two hits and one was a grand slam! He also added 5 RBI.

Box score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_25_wasmlb_chnmlb_1



Record:

The Nats improved to 45-81 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today in Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs as Livan Hernandez takes on the Cubs’ Rich Harden at 8:05pm.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Brewers top Nats, 7-1.

Brewers 7 Nats 1

The Brewers big sixth inning produced 6 runs for them and the difference in the game against the Nats,7-1. The Nats bats were not existence in yesterday’s lost.


Pitching:

Starter Collin Balester had a solid first five innings against the Brewers, but the only took nine pitches to let if slip away as he gave up 4 runs in his 5 plus innings of work. The bullpen did not help either as they gave up 3 runs in 4 innings of relief.

Batting:

The Nats collected 5 hits, and scored only 1 runs The Nats were led by Willie Harris two hits and Wil Nieves RBI.

Box score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_24_milmlb_wasmlb_1



Record:

The Nats dropped to 44-81 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today in Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs as Garrett Mock takes on the Cubs’ Carlos Zambrano at 8:05pm.

Monday, August 24, 2009

New Poll!

Who is the most important Nat? Get you vote on Nat Fans!

Nats end a five game skid as the they top the Brew Crew, 8-3.

Nats 8 Brewers 3

The Nats ended their five game losing streak by beating the Brewers by a score of 8 to 3. The starting pitching and offense was on its game to produce a win!


Pitching:

Starter Craig Stammen pitched 6.1 innings while only giving up 3 runs. The bullpen of Sean Burnett and Tyler Clippard gave up no runs in their 2.2 innings of work.

Batting:

The Nats collected 10 hits, and scored 8 runs. The Nats were led by Cristen Guzman, Ryan Zimmerman, Adam Dunn and Ronnie Belliard who each had two hits a piece. Guzman, Zimmerman and Dunn all had homers in the game. Zimmerman also had 3 RBI.

Box score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_23_milmlb_wasmlb_1


Record:

The Nats improved to 44-80 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today in NatsTown against the Brewers as Collin Balester takes on the Brewers’Yovani Gallardo at 4:35pm.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Brewers Outlast the Nats, 11-9.

Brewers 11 Nats 9

The Nats got outlasted by the Brewers by a score of 11 to 9! The starting pitching and the late inning bullpen work let the offense down in the lost.


Pitching:

Starter John Lannan pitched only 1.2 innings while giving up 7 runs. It is one of his worst starts in recent memory. Saul Rivera kept the game close by giving up one run in 3.1 innings. But the remaining pitchers of the bullpen allowed late runs to hurt the Nats in the lost.

Batting:

The Nats collected 10 hits, and scored 9 runs. The Nats were led by Ronnie Belliard who had three hits including a grand slam. Willie Harris also added a homer in the lost.

Box score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_22_milmlb_wasmlb_1


Record:

The Nats dropped to 43-80 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today in NatsTown against the Brewers as Craig Stammen takes on the Brewers’s Manny Parra at 1:35pm.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Picnic at the Park






















What a great day for the Season Ticket Holders with the Picnic at the Park presented by the Washington Nationals!!

The atmosphere was very positive with other Season Ticket Holders!

We had the opportunity to meet announcers, and players if we choose too! We were given vouchers for free food and we also got ice cream! YUM!

We meet players Saul Rivera and Ronnie Belliard. Belliard was especially kind to myself and my two daughters! You are one of my new favorite Nats!

We were able to get on the field and would have had the opportunity to get on the bases if the weather was better! But we were able to get on the warning track and able to feel the outfield wall!

The Nationals I thought did a great job! Thank You! Sign me up for next year! Here is some pictures from the Day!

Brewers pound the Nats, 7-3.

Brewers 7 Nats 3

The Nats drop the opening game of their four game set with the Milwaukee Brewers by a score of 7-3. J.D Martin gave a solid effort but the bullpen and offense did not come through for the Nats


Pitching:

Starter J.D. Martin pitched 6.2 innings and allowed 4 runs. The Nats were still in the game, but the bullpen allowed 3 runs in only 1.2 innings.

Batting:

The Nats collected 5 hits, and scored 3 runs. The Nats were led by Ryan Zimmerman who had two hits. Adam Dunn and Zimmerman each homered in the game. Zimmerman established a career high in homers with twenty five.

Box score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_21_milmlb_wasmlb_1


Record:

The Nats dropped to 43-79 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is tonight in NatsTown against the Brewers as John Lannan takes on the Brewers Mike Burns at 7:05pm.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Rockies Sweep the Nats, 4-1.

Rockies 4 Nats 1

Rockies pitching and defense was too much for the Nats as the Rockies finished a sweep of the Nats by a score of 4-1


Pitching:

Garret Mock had a decent game by pitching 5 innings while only giving up two runs. The bullpen again allowed two runs in their four innings of work


Batting:

The Nats collected only 4 hits and 1 run. Adam Dunn led the Nats with two hits and a RBI.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_20_colmlb_wasmlb_1



Record:

The Nats dropped to 43-78 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.


Next Game:

The Nats start their new series with the Milwaukee Brewers in NatsTown tonight as J.D Martins takes on Brewers’ Brandon Looper at 7:05pm.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Congrats to Mike Rizzo!

The Nats made a very sound decision and kept Mike Rizzo the GM of the Washington Nationals!

Here is the link to the Story:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090819&content_id=6507838&vkey=news_was&fext=.jsp&c_id=was



Again congrats Mike! You deserve it!

Zimmermann's Surgery

Jordan Zimmerman had Tommy John Surgery in Southern California on Wednesday.

Here is the link to the story:


http://therocket.mlblogs.com/archives/2009/08/zimmermann_has_elbow_surgery.html

Rockies top Nats, 5-4

Rockies 5 Nats 4

The Nats could not overcome a lackluster performance by the Collin Balester and the offense could not put enough runs to beat a talented Rockies team.


Pitching:

Collin Balester only pitched 1.1 innings and allowed three runs. The bullpen of Saul Rivera, Ron Villone and Jorge Sosa did a decent job over the last 7.2 innings but gave up two homers which was the difference in the game.


Batting:

The Nats collected 10 hits and 4 runs. Nyjer Morgan, Ryan Zimmerman, Adam Dunn and Josh Bard each had two hits a piece. Bard hit his 3rd homer of the year while Zimmerman added two RBI.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_19_colmlb_wasmlb_1


Record:

The Nats dropped to 43-77 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.


Next Game:

The Nats play their last game of their three game series versus the Rockies in NatsTown today as Garret Mock takes on the Rockies’ Jason Hammel at 7:05pm.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Nats9 GETS some INK!

Nats9 was interviewed by Bloomberg's Raquel Christie on our Beloved Nats. The focus was on how Nats' Fans feel about the last two weeks. The emphasis on the Nats' eight game winning streak and the signing of Stephen Strasburg! I will keep you informed when the article is written!

Thanks Ms. Christie!

Mike Morse is called up

Infielder Mike Morse is called up from Triple A as the Nats designed Logan Kensing for assignment.

Strasburg being introduced tomorrow!

Stephen Strasburg will be introduced tomorrow at Nats Park!


Please read the following link for the information!:


http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090818&content_id=6486178&vkey=news_was&fext=.jsp&c_id=was

Mike Rizzo? You should be the MAIN MAN!

The rumors are milling around that the Arizona D'Backs Jerry DiPoto will be named the new GM for the Nationals. I believe Mike Rizzo deserves better! I believe in my heart he earned the job!

He was given a very difficult situation and he done a great job! He has reformed a pitful bullpen from nothing to something which is more respected! He pulled off the Morgan/Burnett trade. He was able to work with Scott Boras to get Stephen Strasburg signed!

I believe that being said he earned the job as the GM of the Washington Nationals!

THANK YOU Mike Rizzo!
Rockies 4 Nats 3

The Nats and the Rockies were tied 2 to 2 after 6 innings, but Rockies came out on top by the score of 4-3. The Nats did have the tying and winning run on bases with two outs as Ryan Zimmerman flied out to end the game.

Pitching:

Craig Stammen pitched 5.1 innings and allowed 2 runs. But the bullpen of Ron Villone, Jason Bergmann, Tyler Clippard, and Sean Burnett gave up two runs in the last 3.2 innings of relief. Burnett took the lose

Batting:

The Nats collected 7 hits, and scored 3 runs. The Nats were led by Nyjer Morgan’s three hits. Three Nats had one RBI each.

Box score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_18_colmlb_wasmlb_1


Record:

The Nats dropped to 43-76 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is tonight in NatsTown against the Rockies as Colin Balester takes on the Rockies’ Jason Marquis at 7:05pm.

The last five games on the Road!

The Nats had a good road trip. The Nats finish 3-3 and here are the box scores of the last fives game of the Road Trip!


Braves 6 Nats 2

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_12_wasmlb_atlmlb_1


Reds 7 Nats 0

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_13_wasmlb_cinmlb_1



Nats 2 Reds 0

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_14_wasmlb_cinmlb_1


Nats 10 Reds 6

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_15_wasmlb_cinmlb_1


Reds 5 Nats 4

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_16_wasmlb_cinmlb_1

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Braves Stopped the Streak at Eight, 8-1.

The Nats streak stopped at eight victories as the Braves won by a score of 8 to 1. The Braves got runs early and late to make the game not even close which also got great pitching from Tommy Hanson.



Pitching:

John Lannan was not at the top of his game as he pitched 4.2 innings while giving up six runs. The bullpen of Logan Kensing, Tyler Clippard and Saul Rivera gave up 2 runs.

Batting:

The Nats collected 8 hits and scored only 1 run in the lost. Nyjer Morgan and Cristen Guzman led the Nats with two hits apiece.

Box score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_11_wasmlb_atlmlb_1


Record:

The Nats dropped to 40-73 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.

Next Game:

The Nats finish up their two game set in Atlanta as Craig Stammen takes on the Braves’ Derek Lowe at 7pm.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sweet Eight! Nats beat D-Backs,9-2!

The Nats got solid pitching and good hitting to win their eighth straight game as the Nats beat the D-Backs by a score of 9-2.

Pitching:

J.D Martin got his first MLB victory by pitching 5 innings while giving up one run. The bullpen which consisted of four pitchers only gave up one run in 4 innings. Jorge Sosa picked up his second save.


Batting:

The Nats scored 9 runs on 16 hits! The Nats were lead by Ryan Zimmerman who got three hits and four other Nats got two hits a piece. Some of the highlights of the hitting was Adam Dunn's 30th homer of the year and Elijah Dukes' 3 RBI.






Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_09_arimlb_wasmlb_1



Record:

The Nats improve to 40-72 and winners of their last eight. The Nats are still in last place of the NL East.



Next Game:

The Nats go down to Atlanta on Tuesday as John Lannan takes on the Braves' Tommy Hanson at 7pm.

Lucky Seven! Nats Win over the D-Back, 5-2.

The Nats finally got some solid starting pitching combined with good hitting and good relief help. The Nats didn't need a comeback to win 5 to 2 over the D-Back.

Pitching:

Garrett Mock pitched his best game of the year against the D-Backs as he gave 6 solid innings while only giving up two runs. Sean Burnett and Jorge Sosa pitched three innings of shut out relief. Sosa picked up his first save of the year.

Batting:
Nat managed five runs on eight hits. Ryan Zimmerman lead the Nats with two hits while Josh Willingham and Josh Bard each homered in the game.


Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_08_arimlb_wasmlb_1


Record:

The Nats improve to 39-72. The winners of their last seven games. They are 13-11 under Jim Riggleman this year. The Nats are still in last place of the NL East.


Next Game:

The Nats wrap up their six game home stand today with a 1:35pm matinee as J. D. Martin takes on the Arizona D-Backs' Yusmeiro Petit.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Comeback Kids! Nats 12 Marlins 8; Nats 7 D-Backs 6

The Nats have won 6 in a row which is the most of this year! The latest two were two great comebacks! The Nats trail the Marlins by a score of 6-0 and won 12-8; The Nats trailed the D-Backs by a score of 5-0 and won 7-6! The Nats bullpen and offense have been on Fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Nats 12 Marlins 8

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_06_flomlb_wasmlb_1


Nats 7 D-Backs6

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_07_arimlb_wasmlb_1



Record:

The Nats improve to 38-72 and winners of the last six. The Nats are still in last place of the NL East.


Next Game:

The Nats host the D-Backs at 7:05pm as Garret Mock takes on the D-Backs' Dan Haren
Box Score:

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Nats Notes' 8.5.09

Nats Notes:

  • Austin Kearns go on the DL and Jorge Padilla was called up from Triple A.

It feels soooo Good! Nats Win! 5-4 over the Marlins!

The Nats hold off the Marlins, 5-4, to take the series from them for the first time this year. The offense put up enough runs and the pitching was just good enough!


Pitching:

John Lannan put another gusty performance. He pitched 6 innings while only giving up two runs despite not having his best stuff. The bullpen did bend but never broke as they gave up two run.s Mike MacDougal was impressive as he picked up his 10th save of the year.

Batting:

Ryan Zimmerman, Adam Dunn and Ronnie Belliard all went yard! Cristen Guzman got three hits including a double and a triple which produced the the all important decisive 5th run.


Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_05_flomlb_wasmlb_1



Record:

The Nats improve to 36-72. The Nats are winners of 8 out of their last 12. The Nats are still in last place of the NL East.


Next Game:

The Nats close their series with the Marlins tomorrow in Nationals Park at 12:35 pm as Craig Stammen takes on the Marlins' Chris Volstad.

Comeback City!: Nats 8 Pirates 4; Nats 6 Marlins 4!!!

The Nats made it back to back comebacks against the Pirates and Marlins.


Nats 8 Pirates 4

The Nats showed no life after 5 innings, but came alive in the sixth and seventh innings to score eight runs. Tyler Clippard pitched really well in relief keyed by an impressive 1-2-3 double play to keep the Nats in the game. Mike MacDougal picked up his 8th save of the year! Adam Dunn and Ryan Zimmerman each homered in the game.

Box Score:
http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_03_wasmlb_pitmlb_1


Nats 6 Marlins 4

The Nats finally kicked down the door against the Florida Marlins and winning its first game against them with a 6-4 victory. The game by no means was easy! Marlins starter Josh Johnson was unbelievable after seven inning by giving up only 2 hits. But in the eighth inning the Nats made their most impressive comeback of the year. The Nats scored a six spot in the inning ignited by hits by Willie Harris, Alberto Gonzalez and Wil Nieves. Ronnie Belliard had a huge pitch hit double to score two. Njyger Morgan had a productive out to get an RBI. Criten Guzman delivered the gaming tying hit. Adam Dunn gave the Nats the lead with his 28th homer of the year. Ron Villone got the victory in relief and Mike MacDougal gained his 9th save of the year.

PS: Tough Luck Nick Johnson. He still hasn't won a game in the series.

Box Score:
http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_04_flomlb_wasmlb_1


Record:

The Nats improve to 35-72. The Nats are winners of 7 of their last 11 games. The Nats are still in last place of the NL East.

Next Game:

The Nats play the Marlins tonight in National Park at 7:05pm as the John Lannan takes on Marlins' Rick VandenHurk.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Nats get one in Pittsburgh. The Nats came back from a 2-1 defeciet to beat the Bucs by a score of 5-3.


Pitching:

Starter Collin Ballester pitched 5.2 innings and giving up 2 runs. But Sean Burnett picked up the victory in relief and Mike MacDougal picked up his 7th save of the year.

Batting:

Josh Willingham was the star with two extra base hits including a homer and a double that produced three RBI.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_02_wasmlb_pitmlb_1


Record: The Nats improve to 33-72 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.


Next Game:

The Nats finish their four game set at Pittsburgh as Garret Mock will take on the Pirates' Charlie Morton at 7:05pm.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Pirates Smashes the Nats, 11-6

The Pirates torch the Nats by a score of 11-6! The Pirates keep it rolling as the Nats' pitching was terrible.

Pitching:

Craig Stammen only lasted 3 plus innings as he gave up 6 runs. The bullpen did not help by giving up 5 runs in relief.

Batting:

Ryan Zimmerman and Nyjer Morgan led the way as they each got three hits apiece.


Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_08_01_wasmlb_pitmlb_1


Record:

The Nats dropped to 32-72 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.

Next Game:

The Nats will play their third game of the series against the Pirates in Pittsburgh as Collin Balester takes on Pat Maholm 1:35pm.

Last Two Weeks of July!

July 18

Cubs 6 Nats 5

Box Score:
http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_18_chnmlb_wasmlb_1

July 19

Cubs 11 Nats 3

Box Score:
http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_19_chnmlb_wasmlb_1

July 20

Mets 6 Nats 2

Box Score:
http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_20_nynmlb_wasmlb_1

July 21

Nats 4 Mets 0

Box Score:
http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_21_nynmlb_wasmlb_1

July 22

Nats 3 Mets 1

Box Score:
http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_22_nynmlb_wasmlb_1







July 23

Cards 4 Nats 1

Box Score:
http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_23_slnmlb_wasmlb_1


July 24

Padres 6 Nats 2

Box Score:
http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_24_sdnmlb_wasmlb_1


July 25

Nats 13 Padres 1

Box Score:
http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_25_sdnmlb_wasmlb_1


Nats 3 Padres 2

Box Score:
http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_26_sdnmlb_wasmlb_1

July 27

Nats 14 Brewers 6

Box Score:
http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_27_wasmlb_milmlb_1






July 28

Nats 8 Brewers 3

Box Score:
http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_28_wasmlb_milmlb_1

July 29

Brewers 7 Nats 5

Box Score:
http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_29_wasmlb_milmlb_1

July 30

Brewers 7 Nats 3

Box Score:
http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_30_wasmlb_milmlb_1

July 31

Pirates 5 Nats 4

Box Score:
http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_31_wasmlb_pitmlb_1

Record: The Nats are 32-71. The Nats are firmly holds last place of the NL East

Back for Now!

The Computer Blues are getting to me:(

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Computer Issues

I will have a recap on the last four days plus my thoughts on the team.!!!

Go Nats!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Thank You Manny Acta

I want to personally want to thank Manny Acta for his time in DC. I think he did a decent job with the hand that was dealt to him. He did it with class and was a great role model. I believe his worst asset was Jim Bowden. He did not give Manny the tools to succeed.


Best of Luck to Manny on his next job and God Bless You!


Also good luck to Jim Riggleman, but I believe his fate is already written in stone!

The Nats look terrible in lost to Cubs, 3-1.

The Nats look terrible again in a 3-1 lost to the Cubs. The offense has gone south and Cubs’ pitcher Carlos Zambrano was the offense star of the game with a two run double.


Pitching:

Craig Stammen pitched well enough to win as he pitched 6 innings and gave up only 3 runs. The bullpen did not allow a run tonight.

Batting:

The Nats collected 5 hits and scored one run. Njger Morgan lead the Nats with three hits. The only run of the game was a bases loaded walk by Willie Harris.

Box score:

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_17_chnmlb_wasmlb_1


Record:

The Nats dropped to 26-63 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.

Next Game:

The Nats will play their third game tomorrow of this home series as Jordan Zimmermann takes on the Cubs’ Randy Wells at 7:05pm.

Nats fall to Cubs, 6-2.

The Nats were lifeless as the Cubs beat them 6-2. The Nats only scored two runs on 4 hits. John Lannan pitched a solid effort while the bullpen gave up as many runs as Lannan did in his outing.


Pitching:

Lannan pitched 6.2 innings and gave up only three runsin his seventh lost of the year. The bullpen was terrible again as Julian Tavarez gave up three runs without recording an out.

Batting:

The Nats collected 4 hits and scored two runs. Alberto Gonzalez led the Nats with two hits and Ryan Zimmerman hit his 14th homer of the year.

Box score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_16_chnmlb_wasmlb_1



Record:

The Nats dropped to 26-62 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.

Next Game:

The Nats will play their second game tonight of this home series as Craig Stammen takes on the Cubs’ Carlos Zambrano at 7:05pm.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Mock called up

Garret Mock is called up as Ross Detwiler was sent to Triple A

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

While They Were Playing...

Houston Series….

Suspended Game (7/9/09)….

The Nats won on Houston’s Miguel Tejada throwing error which allowed Njger Morgan to score the winning run! Former Nat Joel Hanrahan picked up the win.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_05_05_houmlb_wasmlb_1

Thursday Night Game (7/9/09):

The Nats got a lead early in the game, but the Astros came back and won the game in conceiving style, 9-4.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_09_wasmlb_houmlb_1

Friday’s Night Game (7/10/09):

The Nats and their bullpen fell apart again and lost in walk off fashion against the Astros, 6-5.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_10_wasmlb_houmlb_1

Saturday’s Night Game (7/11/09) :

The Nats pounded 21 hits and scored 13 runs. Josh Willingham led the Nats with two home runs. Nick Johnson, Willingham and Adam Dunn hit Back to Back to Back for the first time in Washington National history. Craig Stammen pitched his first compete game of his MLB career.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_11_wasmlb_houmlb_1
Sunday’s Game (7/12/09):

The Nats lost the finale against the Astros as they got shut out five to nothing even thou they out hit Houston. The Nats left thirteen men on base in the lost

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_12_wasmlb_houmlb_1

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_12_wasmlb_houmlb_1

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Computer Problems!

Hi All

I have had computer issues that is why I the posts have been slow. I will do a massive update since the Houston Series and Many's firing.

GO NATS!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Nats fall apart as Rockies win 5-4.

The Nats squander a 4-1 lead in a 5-4 lost to the Rockies. Bad defense and leaving eight men on base attribute to their lost in Colorado.


Pitching:
Jordan Zimmermann did not have command like he has had in last couple of outings by lasting only 4 innings and giving up 4 runs. Jason Bergmann and Sean Burnett combined for 3 shut out innings of relief. Julian Tavarez took the lost as he gave one run in his .1 inning of work. Joe Beimel was not charged with a run but did allowed the inherited runner to score in his .2 inning of work.



Batting:

The Nats collected 12 hits and 4 runs. Josh Bard, Ryan Zimmerman, Josh Willingham and Nick Johnson all had two hits a piece. Willingham hit a solo homer which was his 10th of the year and Zimmerman hit his 14th on a 3 run shot.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_07_wasmlb_colmlb_1


Record:

The Nats dropped to 24-57 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.


Next Game:

The Nats play their last game of their three game series versus the Rockies today as Ross Detwiler takes on the Rockies’ Jorge De La Rosa at 3:10pm.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Rockies shut out Nats, 1-0

The Nats were shut out last night by a score of one to nothing to the Colorado Rockies. The Nats left 8 men on base in the lost even though they out hit the Rockies seven to five.


Pitching:
Craig Stammen pitched 7 strong innings while only giving up one run in the first inning. Joe Beimel also pitched one inning of shut out relief.



Batting:

The Nats collected 7 runs as they were shut out. Josh Bard led the Nats with two hits.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_06_wasmlb_colmlb_1


Record:

The Nats dropped to 24-56 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.


Next Game:

The Nats play their second game of their three game series versus the Rockies tonight as Jordan Zimmermann takes on the Rockies’ Jason Hammel at 8:40pm.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Congrats to Ryan Zimmerman

Congrats to Ryan Zimmerman making the All-Star Team as reserve.

Sara and I at the BallPark!











My daughter, Sara, and I were at the BallPark on Sunday! A great time! I am 4-3 when I am in the House!










Here are some pics of her!










Consequence or NOT!


I took a picture of Nyjer Morgan when he was with the Pirates on the NATS scoreboard early this year to test out my camera!

Nats win series on Sunday with a 5-3 victory over the Braves.

The Nats scored a 5-3 victory against the Braves yesterday as they won this holiday weekend series. But it wasn’t easy as the Braves had the go ahead runner on in the 9th inning, but Mike MacDougal earned his 5th save for Scott Olsen second win of the year.

Pitching:

Olsen pitched a great 8.2 innings to give the Nats’ starters back to back 8 inning outings. Mike MacDougal came in the 9th inning to pick up his 5th save of the year.

Batting:

The Nats collected 5 runs on 14 hits. Nyjer Morgan led the Nats with three hits and a stolen base. Cristen Guzman, Ronnie Belliard and Olsen each added two hits a piece.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_05_atlmlb_wasmlb_1


Record:

The Nats improve to 24-55 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.


Next Game:

The Nats start a 7 game road trip to Colorado and Houston. The trip includes the conclusion for the suspension game versus Houston early this year. The road trip starts tonight in Colorado as Craig Stammen takes on the Rockies’ Jason Marquis at 8:40pm.

You Say Hello and I say Goodbye!

Hello: Welcome back Jason Bergmann

Goodbye: Jesus Colome is designed for assignment.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Nats9's Fan unsure about the future of the starting pitching!

The poll of my Nats9 followers really did give much input on the latest poll which tells me we as fans are unsure about the future of our starting pitching.

Happy 4th of July Comeback versus the Braves,5-3!

The Nats might have pulled off their most exciting victory of the year as they beat the Braves 5-3 on the 4th of July! The Nats was only able to get 1 run in 7 innings against the Braves’ starter Tommy Hanson, but scored 4 runs in the 8th off the Braves’ bullpen for a 5-3 win!

Pitching:

John Lannan pitched 8 tough innings for his 6th victory of the year by allowing only 3 runs. Mike MacDougal came in the 9th inning to pick up his 4th save of the year.

Batting:

The Nats collected 5 runs on only 7 hits. Adam Dunn led the Nats with two hits which included his 22nd homer of the year and 300th of his career! Dunn also added the hit that put the Nats ahead for good in the 8th inning with a RBI single. Ryan Zimmerman had two RBI on a bases loaded single in the 8th to tie the game at three. Josh Willingham also had a clutch hit to produce an RBI to give the Nats an important insurance run in the 8th.


Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_04_atlmlb_wasmlb_1



Record:

The Nats improve to 23-55 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.


Next Game:

The Nats finish up the quick home stand tomorrow as Scott Olsen takes on the Braves’ Derek Lowe at 1:35pm.

Nats comeback comes up short against Braves, 9-8.

The Nats offense produced 8 runs in last night’s game versus the Atlanta Braves but it was not enough in a 9-8 lost. The Nats had the tying run on base in the 9th inning, but Josh Bard was unable to produce a game tying hit. The Nats pitching again was the main culprit in the lost.

Pitching:

Ross Detwiler only lasted 3.1 innings in his start and he gave up 5 runs and 10 hits. The bullpen did not do any better. The pen gave up 4 more runs in the lost. The play of the game was a pinch 3-run homer by Braves’ Brooks Conrad off Jesus Colome in the 7th inning who took the lost. Julian Tavarez also walked in the 9th run of the game in the 8th inning.

Batting:

The Nats collected 8 hits, and scored 8 runs. The Nats were led by Cristen Guzman’s two hits and three RBI . Adam Dunn connected on his 21st homer of the year and I must add it was a blast!

Box score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_03_atlmlb_wasmlb_1


Record:

The Nats dropped to 22-55 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today at 1:05 pm as John Lannan takes on the Braves’ Tommy Hanson on the 4th of July!

Friday, July 3, 2009

You say Hello and we say good bye! and MORE!

The trade while I was gone!

  • Hello: P Sean Burnett and OF NygerMorgan
  • Good bye: OF Lasting Milledge and P Joel Hanrahan

More

Elijah Dukes is demoted to Triple A to make room for Morgan.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Nats get swept by the Marlins in FLA!

The quick overview of the three games I missed while the Nats were in Florida due to internet issues.

Game 1:
The Nats blew a fine performance by Scott Olsen by losing to the Marlins 4-2 after the game was tied through the first 7 innings. The bullpen gave up two runs in the eighth in the lost. Ryan Zimmerman hit his 13th homer of the year.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_06_29_wasmlb_flomlb_1



Game 2:
The Nats blew a 5-1 lead in a 7-5 lost in a seven inning rain shorten game. The bullpen once again let a 5-4 lead turn into a 7-5 lost by giving up 3 runs late in the game. Adam Dunn hit his 20th homer of the year in the game.


Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_06_30_wasmlb_flomlb_1


Game 3:
The Nats once again had a 3-2 lead in the 7th inning but gave up three runs in the last two innings to get swept by the Marlins. Jordan Zimmerman gave a solid six innings in a no decision. The Marlins are now 9-0 against the Nats this year.

Box Score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_07_01_wasmlb_flomlb_1



Record:

The Nats dropped to 22-54 and are still in last place of the National League East.



Next Game:

The next game for the Nats is tonight at home versus the Atlanta Braves as Ross Detwiler takes on the Braves’ Kenshin Kawakami at 6:35pm

Sorry! Internet been down!

Dear Nats9 Fans..

The internet has been down, but I am back!!

Tim

Monday, June 29, 2009

Nats' Notes 6.29.09

New Nats' Notes:

  • Nats' sent Sharion Martis Triple A as Scott Olsen came off the DL.
  • The Nats traded outfielder Ryan Langerhans for Seattle Mariners' infielder Mike Morse

Nats beat O's, 5-3.

The Nats got a win in their last game versus the Orioles by a score of 5-3. John Lannan was solid once again and the offense was powered by Adam Dunn and Willie Harris who each had a homer.


Pitching:

Lannan even his record to 5-5 by pitching 7 innings and giving up three runs. Joe Beimel picked up his 9th hold while Mike MacDougal earned his 3rd save of the year.

Batting:

The Nats collected 12 hits, and scored 5 runs. The Nats were led by Josh Willingham and Cristen Guzman who each had three hits a piece. The power that was supplied by Nats’ offense was mention above by Dunn’s and Harris’ homers.

Box score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_06_28_wasmlb_balmlb_1


Record:

The Nats improved to 22-51 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is tonight on the road in Miami as they take on the Florida Marlins. Scott Olsen takes on the Fish’s Ricky Nolasco at 7:05 pm.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

O's Comeback and beat the Nats, 6-3.

The Nats let 3-1 over the Orioles, but was soon dissolved on a 3 run homer by O’s Nolan Reimold. The Orioles would add two more runs and beat the Nats, 6-3. The Nats were frustrated by only scoring two runs with bases load twice with no outs!


Pitching:

Sharion Martis gave up 4 runs in 5 innings. Julian Tavavez gave no runs in his 1.1 innings or work. But Joe Beimel and Mike MacDougal each gave up a run in the remaining 1.2 innings.

Batting:

The Nats collected 8 hits, and scored 3 run. The Nats were led by Josh Willingham and Cristen Guzman who each had two hits a piece.

Box score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_06_27_wasmlb_balmlb_1


Record:

The Nats dropped to 21-51 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today at Camden Yards as John Lannan takes on the O’s David Hernandez at 1:35 pm.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Poll RE-OPENED

The Glimpses of our future is re-opened! GET YOUR VOTE ON!

O's pound Nats, 11-1.

The Nats did not start off their road trip in good fashion! The pitching gave up eleven runs and the offense only scored one run against the Baltimore Orioles in an 11-1 lost. The big inning was the sixth when the O’s scored 8 times!


Pitching:

The pitching was dismal! Ross Detwiler gave up 5 runs in five innings. Joel Hanrahan is still struggling by giving up 4 runs in 1/3 of an inning. Ron Villone also gave up two runs in 2/3 of an inning. Jesus Colome closed up for the Nats with no runs in two innings.

Batting:

The Nats collected 7 hits, and scored 1 run. The Nats were led by Josh Bard who had two hits and a RBI.

Box score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_06_26_wasmlb_balmlb_1


Record:

The Nats dropped to 21-50 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.

Next Game:

The Nats next game is today at Camden Yards as Shairon Martis takes on the O’s Jeremy Guthrie at 7:05pm.

Nats paste Red Sox, 9-3.

The Nats finished their home stand against the Red Sox in style! The Nats started early and finished late in a 9-3 victory over the Red Sox. The Nationals finished up 5-7 against the top three teams in the AL East.


Pitching:

Jordan Zimmermann pitched very well by going 7 innings and giving up only one run for his third victory of the year. Tyler Clippard, recent call up, did not fair as well by giving up two runs in two innings.

Batting:

The Nats collected 11 hits, and scored 9 runs. The Nats were led by Josh Bard and Willie Harris who both had three hits a piece. Josh Willingham added two hits. Harris hit his third homer of the year. Cristen Guzman, Anderson Hernandez, Bard and Harris all had two RBI each.

Box score:

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_06_25_bosmlb_wasmlb_1



Record:

The Nats improved to 21-49 and continue to be in last place of the NL East.

Next Game:

The Nats will next start a road trip against their up road rival Baltimore Orioles on Friday, June 26. The Nats will have Ross Detwiler taking on the O’s Brian Bergesen at 7:05pm.