1. Good, Bad & Ugly: Dunn's Blast Sends Nationals Over Marlins 6-4

    THE RESULT: Ronnie Belliard delivered a pinch-hit two-run double, and Adam Dunn capped the six-run inning with a two-run, opposite field homer that gave the Washington Nationals a ...

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  2. Good, Bad, & Ugly: Nationals Earn Split with Pirates with 8-4 Win

    "That's not always easy with nobody out and the bases loaded, but I was trying to get a strikeout there. Luckily, it was a chopper back to me, and we were able to turn two, which is way better...

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  3. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nationals Knock Down Pirates 5-3

    "I've never been booed before. It kind of pumped me up. It's not that emotion you wanted, but it got my adrenaline pumping...

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  4. Washington Nationals Deal Nick Johnson, Joe Beimel at Deadline

    The Washington Nationals traded 1B Nick Johnson to the Florida Marlins for minor league left-handed starter Aaron Thompson, according to multiple sources...

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  5. Good, Bad, & Ugly: Questionable Calls, Defense Doom Nationals in 7-3 Loss

    In a sloppy, unevenly officiated affair, the Washington Nationals lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 before 39,890 in attendance for the "Businessman's Special" at Miller Park...

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  6. Good, Bad & Ugly: Streak Over; Nationals Fall to Brewers 7-5

    "I think everybody that had a Nationals jersey on felt like we were in a good spot right there, but I didn't do my job."—Tyler Clippard, on allowing Casey McGehee's two-run home run in the sixth inning, July 29, 2009...

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  7. Good, Bad, & Ugly: Nats Crush Brewers Second Straight Night, 8-3

    "I think we're just feeling that this is what we could have been doing all along." — Jim Riggleman, July 28, 2009...

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  8. Don't Try To Guess What the Washington Nationals Will Do

    As the non-waiver trade deadline approaches on Friday, there are still rumors of deals floating around for Joe Beimel, but dance partners for the others seem to be dwindling...

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  9. Good, Bad & Ugly: Willingham Slams Brewers Twice; Nationals Win 14-6

    THE RESULT: Josh Willingham became the 13th player in major league history to hit two grand slams in the same game as the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 14-6...

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  10. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nats Make Four Errors En Route to 6-2 Loss to Padres

    "This is the big leagues. You can't give teams four or five outs." -- Josh Bard, who had an error and passed ball, July 24, 2009...

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  11. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nats Drop Rain-Shortened Decision to Cards, 4-1

    "Easy way to get one [complete game]...They told me if I fly in early, I had to throw a CG and I did it." -- Adam Wainwright, St. Louis winning pitcher, July 23, 2009.THE RESULT: Adam Wainwright and the St...

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  12. Brent Johnson Signs With Penguins

    Goalie Brent Johnson signed a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins yesterday. His departure from the Capitals all but ensures that Semyon Varlamov and Jose Theodore will enter camp as the Nos...

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  13. Good, Bad, & Ugly: Lannan, Nats Shut Out Mets, 4-0

    "I can't lie to you, it feels good to win a ballgame."-- Jim Riggleman, July 21, 2009. THE RESULT: John Lannan was masterful in a complete-game, seven-hit shut out of the New York Mets, breaking ...

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  14. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nationals Lose To Mets; Olsen Out For Season

    "It really sucks. But I'm not the only person that has had surgery. We just go back and try to build up for next year now." — Scott Olsen, referring to his torn labrum, July 20, 2009...

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  15. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nationals Lose Pair to Cubs Over Weekend

    "Today was a step backward. It was a breakdown all the way around."-- Jim Riggleman, July 19, 2009.THE RESULTS: The Washington Nationals were handed two more defeats by the Chicago Cubs, who completed a four-game sweep of the worst team in baseball...

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  16. Washington Nationals: Better Than Their Record?

    "The Nats should be better than their record." That's a quote I read and hear a lot in NatsTown. But is it the truth? Incoming manager Jim Riggleman professed to thinking so. In his introductory press conference, he made some very similar statements...

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  17. Washington Nationals Introduce Jim Riggleman as Manager

    The Washington Nationals held a press conference this afternoon to introduce their third manager since moving from Montreal in 2005, former bench coach and three-time major league manager Jim Riggleman...

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  18. Washington Capitals Bring Back Boyd Gordon; Possibly Play in Olympic Stadium?

    From the press release: ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed center/right wing Boyd Gordon to a one-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today...

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  19. Washington Nationals Fire Manny Acta, Stan Kasten Says Team "Underachieved"

    The Washington Nationals held a press conference today to distance themselves from former manager Manny Acta, calling the team's performance to date "unacceptable" and that the talent they have ...

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  20. Nationals Score Big Saturday, Shut Out On Sunday: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

    "We had a lot of hits, we just didn't have hits in the clutch situations."—Catcher Wil Nieves, discussing the 13 men left on base in Sunday's game, July 12, 2009...

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  21. Difference Between Aggressive and Stupid: Nats Get Two Nailed at Home

    Rob Dibble doesn't know it. Ray Knight either. And certainly Pat Listach doesn't have the first idea, since he made the same ridiculous mistake, TWICE, in a 5-4 loss to the Houston Astros...

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  22. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nationals Split Strange Doubleheader With Astros

    "It's pathetic. I've never seen a team that is okay with losing...Some guys are mailing it in, and it's hard to watch." --Rob Dibble, July 10, 2009...

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  23. Unsolicited Advice to Washington Nationals in Desperate Times...

    OK, I'll be honest. I started to write a long, drawn-out column about the state of the Washington Nationals, why they are so bad, and how to keep perspective. But honestly, it felt like a repeat...

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  24. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nationals Pounded by Rockies In Sweep, 10-4

    "I just don't think I had great command of my off-speed today. And you go with what you have."--Ross Detwiler, July 8, 2009. THE RESULT: On get-away day yesterday, the Washington Nationals played a lot like they just wanted to get out of dodge...

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  25. Good, Bad & Ugly: Errors Doom Nationals in Loss to Rockies, 5-4

    "Which one?"—Manny Acta, in response to the question "How bad did Guzman's error hurt?" in the post-game conference, July 7, 2009...

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