1. Washington Includes Ross Detwiler and Ian Desmond Among September Call-Ups

    According to MLB.com, the Washington Nationals have decided to promote pitchers Ross Detwiler, Marco Estrada, Logan Kensing, and Zack Segovia, and shortstop Ian Desmond...

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  2. Good, Bad & Ugly: Zim, Nats Walk Off With 5-4 Win Over Marlins

    "Zim doing what Zim does. Coming through." -- Willie Harris, Sept. 6. 2009. THE RESULT Ryan Zimmerman's 28th home run of the season, in the bottom of the ninth inning, made winners ...

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  3. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nats Feel The Squeeze in Loss No. 90

    "[Hernandez] threw a lot of pitches that were right around the plate that I think he generally would get people to swing at."-- Jim Riggleman, on the small strike zone in the first inning, Sept...

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  4. Good, Bad and Ugly: Bats Miss Another Good Game, Nats Lose To Padres 4-1

    "The issue is getting picked off, it's not the fact that we got a home run afterwards. We're equally at fault if we get picked off whether we hit the home run next or not...

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  5. Good, Bad, & Ugly: Nats Drop Fourth Consecutive; 3-1 to Padres

    "He decided to bunt. That kind of took everybody by surprise. So that being the case, he just didn't bunt it where he wanted to bunt the ball."-- Jim Riggleman, on Livan's bases loaded bunt attempt, Aug...

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  6. Nationals Trade Ronnie Belliard, Start Training Phenom Stephen Strasburg

    After Sunday's 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, the Washington Nationals traded utility infielder Ronnie Belliard to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a minor league pitcher and a player to be named later...

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  7. Good, Bad, & Ugly: Nats' Nyjer Morgan Breaks Hand in 5-4 Win over Cubs

    THE RESULT: The Washington Nationals jumped all over Chicago Cubs starter Randy Wells in the first three innings, staking their claim on a 5-0 lead...

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  8. Good, Bad & Ugly: Livan Leads, Nats Bullpen Loses; 9-4 To Cubs

    "It's nice. I want to come back and pitch in the city. I love the city and playing there. Always the Nationals are my first option and it's something I want to do a long time."-- Livan Hernandez, on his return to D...

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  9. Good, Bad, & Ugly: Nats Dispatch Cubs 15-6; Sign Free Agent Livan Hernandez

    "Elijah is a work in progress. ...When he can start laying off the ones low and away that aren't strikes, he's going to be a real force in this league."-- Jim Riggleman, Aug. 25, 2009...

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  10. Good, Bad & Ugly: Six-Run Sixth Finishes Nats; Lose To Brewers 7-1

    "I kind of lost my rhythm a little bit. I should have stepped back and recouped, but by that point I was out of the game...

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  11. Good, Bad, & Ugly: Overruling Leads Rockies Over Nats, 4-1

    "I don't know how Dougie [Eddings, the second base umpire] saw that play out there. I guess he was eating his carrots today." -- Nyjer Morgan, on the reversal of a strikeout in the fifth inning...

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  12. Mike Rizzo To Be Introduced as Nationals' General Manager Today

    The Washington Nationals will hold a press conference at 4:00 pm today, introducing Mike Rizzo as General Manager and Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations...

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  13. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nats Lose to Rockies 5-4; Rizzo wins GM game?

    THE RESULT: For the second night in a row, the Washington Nationals entered the ninth inning trailing the Colorado Rockies by two runs. For the second night in a row, the Nats got a quick run to cut the lead to one...

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  14. Washington Nationals Making Change at GM? Who Knows at This Point?

    According to this Yahoo Sports story, "acting" GM Mike Rizzo may soon be looking for work. Gordon Edes cites multiple sources that the Washington Nationals may be very close to announcing a permanent general manager...

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  15. Signing Stephen Strasburg Was Key, but Nationals Still Have Work To Do

    I will admit that I was a skeptic. A pessimist. It's in my nature. My wife doesn't call me "Eeyore" for nothing.I did not think the Washington Nationals were going to sign Stephen Strasburg...

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  16. Good, Bad, & Ugly: Nats Shut out at Great American Smallpark, 7-0

    THE RESULTS: The Washington Nationals were shut out—two hit, in fact—by a pitcher that started the game with a 5.04 ERA. The Nats starter, who has a 6.00 ERA of his own, gave up three home runs in five innings pitched...

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  17. Washington Capitals' Offseason Notes: Irbe Hired As Goalie Coach

    Battle for playing time between Theodore, Varlamov, and Neuvirth Longtime NHL veteran goalie Artus Irbe, one of the first European goalies to earn a starting job in the NHL, was named as goalie coach by the Washington Capitals...

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  18. Good, Bad & Ugly: Back to The Future; Nats Fall To Braves 6-2

    "I was going after them. I was a little more aggressive. ... It's no fun giving up home runs."--Craig Stammen, Aug. 12, 2009...

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  19. Good, Bad, and Ugly: Hanson, Braves Cool Off Streaking Nationals 8-1

    "He looks like he's been here for a while. His mound presence is really good." -- Braves manager Bobby Cox, on his starter, Tommy Hanson, August 11, 2009...

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  20. As Ryan Zimmerman Goes, So Go The Washington Nationals

    Not to marginalize the significance of the outstanding work the bullpen has done since the All-Star break, or the offensive contribution of Josh Willingham, or the consistent excellence of John ...

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  21. Good, Bad, & Ugly: Nationals Streak Goes to Eight, Defeat D-Backs 9-2

    "We were outplayed. They beat us."-- Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch, Aug. 9, 2009. THE RESULTS: Adam Dunn hit his 30th home run of the season, Ryan Zimmerman added three hits, and Elijah Dukes ...

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  22. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nationals Push Win Streak to Seven; Beat D'Backs 5-2

    "Mentholsensitive skin."—Garrett Mock, on the "flavor" of his shaving cream pie, on the occasion of his first win as a starter, Aug. 8, 2009...

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  23. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nats Bats Fuel Sweep of Marlins, 12-8

    "Winning five in a row -- it feels good."-- Ronnie Belliard, August 6, 2009. THE RESULTS: Down 6-0 to the Florida Marlins after two innings, the Washington Nationals kept chipping away until ...

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  24. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nats Take Second One-Run Game From Marlins

    "We definitely wouldn't have won these last two games earlier in the season. Our attitude's changed, and it's a good sign. We're finishing this year strong. We know we can compete." --John Lannan, Aug...

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  25. Washington Capitals Off-Season Player Personnel News

    AHL SCORING CHAMP RE-SIGNS WITH HERSHEY BEARS ON TWO-WAY CONTRACT Alexandre Giroux, the Hershey winger who tallied 60 goals in the AHL regular season and 15 more in the Bears' run ...

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