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Nationals Journal: April 27, 2008 - May 3, 2008

Lo Duca handicaps the Derby -- and lineups

Noted horseman and catcher Paul Lo Duca loves this time of year, when the Triple Crown races begin. As I've written before, Lo Duca owns a large stake in a 3-year-old, Golden Spikes, who was in contention to make the...

By Barry Svrluga  |  May 3, 2008; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
 
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Light delay: 25 minutes

Started playing baseball again after a 25-minute delay. Nationals say they don't know why the lights went out -- just four or five banks -- but are looking into it. There was a bit of a key moment, perhaps, in...

By Barry Svrluga  |  May 2, 2008; 9:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
 
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Lights out!

Unfortunately, this doesn't mean that John Lannan has been lights out here at Nationals Park. In fact, quite the opposite. Just after Ryan Zimmerman dropped down a bunt single to open the bottom of the fourth, a couple of banks...

By Barry Svrluga  |  May 2, 2008; 9:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Lineups vs. the Pirates

Paul Lo Duca active, but Manny Acta's not going to break up that Wil Nieves-John Lannan chemistry just yet. Pittsburgh: McLouth -- 8 Sanchez -- 4 Bay -- 7 Doumit -- 2 Nady -- 9 Mientkiewicz -- 3 Bautista --...

By Barry Svrluga  |  May 2, 2008; 6:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
 
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Prepare to welcome a new beat writer

Sitting high above the field here at Nationals Park on what looks like it will be a beautiful day for a ballgame. Only Joe Torre's Los Angeles Dodgers, on a six-game winning streak, have won more games in a row...

By Barry Svrluga  |  May 2, 2008; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (90)
 
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Nats activate Lo Duca, put Cordero on DL

So the move that we've expected is official. The Nationals just placed closer Chad Cordero on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 30, and reinstated catcher Paul Lo Duca from the 15-day disabled list. As Manny Acta said in...

By Barry Svrluga  |  May 2, 2008; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (95)
 
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Life without "The Chief"

With Chad Cordero injured, but not yet on the disabled list, here are some stats for the current members of the Nationals' bullpen. Mike O'Connor: 1-0, 1 G, 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 0.00 ERA...

By Barry Svrluga  |  May 1, 2008; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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On to the bottom of 10

Very nice, efficient jobs by both starters today, Washington's Shawn Hill and Atlanta's Jair Jurrjens. It's 1-1 after 9-1/2 innings. I suspect Hill will say he didn't have his best stuff (lots of fly balls, just one strikeout), but he...

By Barry Svrluga  |  April 30, 2008; 7:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Cordero: Torn lat, out 4-6 weeks

Chad Cordero has an acute tear of the latissimus dorsi muscle, which is in the back of his right shoulder. Manny Acta was informed of this just about 15 minutes ago, and his point is a good one: "The guy's...

By Barry Svrluga  |  April 30, 2008; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Good, bad, ugly (and chat time change)

Here is the good. Here is the bad. And thus, even with four wins in five games, the Nationals have a bit of an ugly situation on their hands. Chad Cordero, the closer, is down for at least a couple...

By Barry Svrluga  |  April 30, 2008; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Lineups for Game 1 vs. the Braves

Braves here for the third time this month. Two-game set. Tom Glavine vs. Tim Redding. Nats have won four out of six. Your lineups: Atlanta: Johnson -- 4 Escobar -- 6 Jones -- 5 Teixeira -- 3 McCann -- 2...

By Barry Svrluga  |  April 29, 2008; 6:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Housekeeping: King is a free agent

At the ballpark. Some bits and pieces. * LHP Ray King is a free agent. The Nationals optioned him down to Class AAA Columbus last week. King didn't want to go. Over the weekend, the Nationals quietly recalled him to...

By Barry Svrluga  |  April 29, 2008; 2:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Rehashing Zimmerman's struggles

So if you picked up the $.50/.$.35-edition this morning (or if it landed with that sweet thud on your front stoop), you saw our story on Ryan Zimmerman's slow start. This is obviously something we've gone over here time and...

By Barry Svrluga  |  April 29, 2008; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Four outta six? Thank you, John Lannan

I gave the Journal staff the day off yesterday. It's been a long grind already. Try this exchange in the dugout the other day in Atlanta. Tim Tolman: "How long ago does Opening Night seem?" Me: "About three months." TT:...

By Barry Svrluga  |  April 28, 2008; 7:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (198)
 
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