1. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nationals Lose Pitching Duel at Coors, 1-0

    "Slider, down and away. I was able to make a quality pitch."—Jason Marquis, on a 1-2 slider to Ronnie Belliard, who ground into a bases loaded 6-4-3 double play to end the seventh inning...

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  2. Good, Bad, & Ugly: Olsen, Morgan Lead Nationals Over Braves 5-3

    "It gave me confidence that he had confidence in me." — Scott Olsen, on Manager Manny Acta leaving him in to pitch in the ninth inning, July 5...

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  3. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nationals Rally Behind Lannan, Beat Braves 5-3

    "I would give back every single home run if we could be whatever our record is, but flip-flopped. And I mean that from the bottom of my heart. Winning is everything in this game. Period...

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  4. Good, Bad, and Ugly: Colome Disappoints, Nationals Lose to Braves 9-8

    "Couldn't get the ball down at all. Every one of them. They hit him pretty good." --Manny Acta, on Ross Detwiler's performance, July 3, 2009...

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  5. Washington Capitals Add Mike Knuble; Lose Brashear To Rangers

    On the first day of free agency, the Washington Capitals inked veteran winger Mike Knuble to a two-year, $5.6 million contract...

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  6. Good, Bad & Ugly: Fish Fry Nationals Again, 5-3

    "Our bullpen gets in and they just beat up on them."—Manny Acta, July 1, 2009. THE RESULT: The worst bullpen in the league did what they do best (worst?) yesterday, coughing ...

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  7. Other Shoe Drops: Washington Nationals Option Elijah Dukes to Triple-A Syracuse

    Needing to clear roster space for two major league players acquired yesterday, the Washington Nationals demoted OF Elijah Dukes to Triple-A Syracuse this morning...

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  8. Good, Bad, And Ugly: Nationals Bullpen Blows Another One, 7-5 To Marlins

    "The rain couldn't have happened an inning before? It's like, what else can go wrong? I'm beginning to think the baseball gods really do hate us."—Adam Dunn, quoted by MLB Network, June 30, 2009...

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  9. Washington Nationals Trade Lastings Milledge to Pirates

    DEAL MERCURIAL OUTFIELDER AND RELIEVER HANRAHAN TO BUCS FOR MORGAN, BURNETT The Washington Nationals announced that they have traded OF Lastings Milledge and RHRP Joel Hanrahan to the Pittsburgh Pirates for OF Nyjer Morgan and LHRP Sean Burnett...

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  10. Good, Bad & Ugly: Olsen Effective, But Nationals Still Fall, 4-2

    "I'm not Jamie Moyer. I can't really be hugely successful throwing 82-83. I need to be up around 90." —Scott Olsen, June 29, 2009...

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  11. Washington Nationals Notebook: Starting Rotation Flip and Trade News

    Scott Olsen, 25, the most experienced starter on the Nationals' roster with 109 career starts, returns from the disabled list where he has been recovering from shoulder tendinitis. He was put on the 15-day DL on May 17...

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  12. Good, Bad, & Ugly: Dunn Goes (Really) Deep, Nationals Salvage Finale

    That might be the longest ball I've seen hit here." --Jim Palmer, June 28, 2009 THE RESULTS: John Lannan and Adam Dunn both did their jobs as the Washington Nationals salvaged the final game ...

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  13. Good, Bad & Ugly: Orioles Don't Stop Til They Get Enough

    "To not like Michael Jackson is un-American." --Ryan Zimmerman, as told to Nationals Journal. THE RESULT: The Baltimore Orioles busted out for an eight-run sixth inning against three different ...

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  14. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nats' Bats Send John Smoltz, Red Sox Packing

    "We jumped on Smoltzie pretty good, and Jordan went out there and kept getting the first guy out."—Willie Harris, June 25, 2009THE RESULT: The Washington Nationals hung four ...

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  15. Washington Captials Bid Farewell to Sergei Fedorov; Signs with KHL

    Sergei Fedorov has signed a two-year deal with Metallurg Magnitogorsk, according to the Russian club. At Metallurg, Fedorov will be reunited with his younger brother Fedor Fedorov, who signed a two-year deal with the club this year...

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  16. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nationals Take Pounding from Red Sox Nation

    "It's something that we're used to, but this seemed like a little more than usual." --Boston shortstop Nick Green, June 23, 2009...

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  17. Washington Capitals Hire Assistant Coach, Re-Sign Players

    The Washington Capitals announced they hired Bob Woods today, who lead the AHL Hershey Bears to the Calder Cup this past season as an assistant to head coach Bruce Boudreau. Woods, a former defenseman, replaces Jay Leach and will work with the defense...

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  18. Good, Bad, and Ugly: Jays Knock Off Nationals, Halt Win Streak at Four

    "Three bad games out of how many? I think that's what's going on. It happens to everybody." -Ryan Zimmerman, June 21, 2009 The Result: The Toronto Blue Jays got four runs in the first ...

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  19. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nationals Take Series From Yankees With 3-0 Shutout

    "I guess it started right on time for me."--Craig Stammen, June 18, 2009. THE RESULT After a five and a half hour rain delay, the Nats and Yankees finally were able to tee it up, something that most of the field at the U...

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  20. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nationals' Lannan Shuts Down Bronx Bombers 3-2

    "I forgot how happy I could be after a baseball game." —Adam Dunn, June 17, 2009.THE RESULT: In front of his family and 46,000 chanting Yankees fans, John Lannan pushed aside childhood ...

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  21. Washington Capitals Bring Back Quintin Laing for Next Year

    GRITTY WINGER MISSED TWO MONTHS OF 2009 WITH TORN SPLEEN, RETURNED FOR AHL PLAYOFFS From the Capitals' Official Press Release: "The Washington Capitals have re-signed left wing Quintin ...

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  22. Washington Capitals Affiliates Win Championships

    VETERAN FORWARD KEITH AUCOIN LEADS AHL HERSHEY TO CALDER CUP TITLE The Hershey Bears won their AHL-record 10th Calder Cup title, beating the Manitoba Moose 4-1 in Game Six of the Finals...

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  23. Washington Nationals Dilemma: On Manny Acta, and Passion

    Some people think that just because Manny Acta doesn’t scream and yell that he doesn’t have passion for the game and his team...

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  24. Good, Bad & Ugly: Bad Bounce Does In Nationals; Lose to Rays 5-4

    "We haven't played the way we were expected to play. We're all accountable for what's going on."—Manny Acta, June 14, 2009...

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  25. Good, Bad & Ugly: Errors Lead to Another Nationals Loss, 4-3 To Rays

    "I just missed it. Plain and simple. Saw it the whole way, just didn't catch it." --Nick Johnson, June 12, 2009. THE RESULT: The Washington Nationals took a 3-0 first inning lead in their first trip to Tampa's Tropicana Field...

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