1. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nationals Cash in on Error By Reds, Win 3-2

    "We can't slug away every single day. We're going to have to win some 3-2, 2-1 ball games and for that, we're going to need the big hits. "—Manny Acta, Jun. 11, 2009...

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  2. Steven Strasburg: Savior, or Destined to Fail?

    "Strasburg is the best player in this draft class and the best college pitching prospect of at least the past 20 years, if not in the history of the draft." --Keith Law's scouting report from ESPN...

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  3. Good, Bad & Ugly: He Shall Be Livan; Mets Beat Nationals

    "I got behind some people and then left the ball up a little bit and they got a hold of some pitches." - Craig Stammen, June 7, 2009...

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  4. Good, Bad & Ugly: Mets Get Two in Tenth; Beat Nats 3-1

    "[Hanrahan] continued to have so much more confidence in that slider than that 95 mph fastball. Perhaps he doesn't have as much confidence as we have in it." -—Manny Acta, June 5, 2009...

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  5. Good, Bad & Ugly: Giants Sweep Twinbill From Nationals; Randy Johnson Wins 300th

    Photos in story (c) D. Nichols and C. Nichols 2009. "I Only Have 211 More To Catch Cy Young." - Randy Johnson, June 4, 2009...

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  6. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nationals Start Winning Streak!

    "The floodgates opened up, and we couldn't stop them." --Giants manager Bruce Bochy, June 2, 2009. THE RESULT: The Washington Nationals used a six-run explosion in the eighth inning to beat ...

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  7. Washington Nationals Fire Pitching Coach Randy St. Claire

    Though no press release has been issued by the team at this point (--ed. The team released a statement at 3:02 pm Tuesday), pitching coach Randy St...

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  8. Good, Bad, & Ugly: Nationals Shut Down by Moyer, Phils, 4-2

    "They play good defense. We don't, and we lose." —Josh Bard, May 31, 2009. THE RESULT: The Washington Nationals were not charged with any errors in the scorebook in today's 4-2 loss to Jamie Moyer and the Philadelphia Phillies...

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  9. Good, Bad & Ugly: Howard's Homers Power Phillies Over Nationals, 9-6

    "I don't know if there's a word the English language has for it yet." —Adam Dunn, May 30, 2009 THE RESULT: Ryan Howard hit two home runs, including an estimated 475-foot ...

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  10. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nationals Bungle Their Way to Another Loss

    "There were some balls hit over some guys heads."-Manny Acta, May 29, 2009. THE RESULT: The Philadelphia Phillies used timely hitting and lousy fielding by Washington to register ...

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  11. Good, Bad And Ugly: Nationals Swept in Mets' House Of Horrors

    "I didn't think that there was any way possible that the ball could have been a homer." Adam Dunn, May 27, 2009. THE RESULT: Another disputed home run call went against the Washington Nationals, ...

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  12. Good, Bad & Ugly: Livan Shuts Down Nationals, 6-1

    "I look beyond the contract and look at the execution and performance of the player, and it wasn't up to par. I was tired of watching him." —Mike Rizzo, on released pitcher Daniel Cabrera, May 26, 2009...

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  13. Washington Capitals, Nationals Linked to Steroids Report

    A Lakeland, Florida man and his wife were arrested yesterday for possession and intent to sell or deliver anabolic steroids, and the man implicated professional athletes as clients, including players on the Washington Nationals and Washington Capitals...

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  14. Washington Nationals, Capitals Linked to Steroids Report

    A Lakeland, FL man and his wife were arrested yesterday for possession and intent to sell or deliver anabolic steroids, and the man implicated professional athletes as clients, including players on the Washington Nationals and Washington Capitals...

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  15. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nationals Lose to Umpires, Mets 5-2

    "I knew the fan got a hand on it, and I thought he reached below the orange line. Once they went to check it out, I knew they weren't going to give it to us."—John Lannan, May 25, 2009...

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  16. Good, Bad, & Ugly: Dunn's Granny Paces Nationals Over Orioles

    "If they're going to walk Zimmerman, good. Let them pitch to Dunn. That's something we haven't had here in the past." —Manny Acta, May 24, 2009 THE RESULT: Adam Dunn busted two home ...

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  17. Good, Bad, & Ugly: Nationals Led To Win by Yet Another Rookie Pitcher

    Photo 2009 © Cheryl Nichols. All Rights Reserved. "[Stammen] was impressive. I think he has a chance to be around for a while. He's good." —Adam LaRoche, May 21, 2009...

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  18. Good, Bad & Ugly: Joel Hanrahan's Gaffe Sends Nationals to Another Loss

    "I'm tired of talking about losses, period. You can only say the same thing over and over and over before you get fed up with it, and that's kind of what's going on right now...

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  19. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nationals Lose in Extras; Make Changes After

    "We continue to put runs on the board. This is the 10th game in a row where we score five or more runs -- and we're 1-9. That tells you the story right now." --Manny Acta, May 19, 2009...

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  20. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nationals Bullpen Implodes (Again) in Loss To Pirates

    "If I have to keep a Double-A guy out there because I don't want to go to my big league bullpen, then that's really scary...

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  21. Good, Bad & Ugly: Washington Nationals Weekend Update

    WASHINGTON LOSES FOUR STRAIGHT TO DEFENDING CHAMPS, FALL TO 11-25 THE RESULTS: Nats lost all three games over the weekend to complete a four-game sweep to the Phillies. In all four games the team scored five or more runs...

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  22. Good, Bad & Ugly: For The Nationals, One Streak Ends, One Continues

    NATIONALS THIRD BASEMAN ZIMMERMAN'S STREAK ENDS AT 30 GAMES, INTENTIONALLY WALKED IN SEVENTH INNING THE RESULTS: Ryan Zimmerman's consecutive games hitting streak ended at 30, but ...

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  23. Capitals-Penguins Game Seven Review: Washington Hits the Wall, Loses 6-2

    CAPS' ROOKIE GOALIE VARLAMOV ALLOWS FOUR GOALS ON 14 SHOTS When it came down to it, the Washington Capitals just didn't have it in them...

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  24. Capitals-Penguins Game Seven Preview: All Or Nothing

    The Washington Capitals host the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference semifinals tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Verizon Center. Ok, that's all for my journalism background...

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  25. Good, Bad & Ugly: Nationals Throw Another One Away; Lose to Giants 9-7

    Washington Falls to 10-21 with Yet Another Ninth Inning Collapse THE RESULT: The San Francisco Giants rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth and defeated the Washington Nationals 9-7...

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