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Acta: Gonzalez a DL possibility

Right on target -- which is to say, a full week after he got injured -- there's finally talk of placing SS Alberto Gonzalez on the disabled list. Gonzalez, who injured his left glut on August 4, will likely be put on the 15-day DL, Manny Acta said today. Nothing is definite -- Acta didn't know if the move would come later today or tomorrow -- but if nothing else, the Nats could place him on the DL retroactive to August 4, because he hasn't played since.

"There is a very good chance that he might end up being DL'd, because of how many days we haven't used him, we can just retroactive him," Acta said.

Other pre-game tidbits

* Just a day off for Emilio Bonifacio. He's not walking right now and he's not hitting the steady dose of breaking balls he's been seeing. Totals this series: 0-for-14, zero walks, four strikeouts.

* Aaron Boone, now rehabbing with Class AAA Columbus, will rejoin the team later this week, barring any setbacks

* Manny's take on the exhausted bullpen: "Not in top shape," he said. "But we do have (Steven) Shell that can throw a couple innings and (Charlie) Manning who had three days off before yesterday and, you know, (Luis) Ayala and (Joel) Hanrahan. I do think we're OK as long as this kid (Mock) goes out there and gives us a few innings."

By Chico Harlan  |  August 11, 2008; 1:22 PM ET
 
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Alberto will be out for either a week or until the next lunar eclipse

Posted by: Dr. Vinny Boombatz | August 11, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Chico,
Thanks for the update.

Last several gamers have been great.

When will this injury bug die? Even young well condition players from other organizations come here to get hurt.

Let's play two!
Jerry

Posted by: SlowPitch63 | August 11, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Hi Everybody!

Posted by: D. Nick Riviera | August 11, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

I'm available if they need a consult

Posted by: Dr. Jack Kevorkian | August 11, 2008 1:48 PM | Report abuse

the nationals have to be the only team in the majors with a DDL - delayed disabled list - that keeps the club consistently playing shorthanded.

Posted by: natsscribe | August 11, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Hi Everybody!

Posted by: D. Nick Riviera | August 11, 2008 1:46 PM
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Well I guess that's one way to explain it.

Posted by: 3434 | August 11, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

See Ayala's ready. He only threw five pitches yesterday . . .

Posted by: Every Milwaukee Batter | August 11, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

....which were five pitches too many.

Posted by: natsscribe | August 11, 2008 1:54 PM | Report abuse

oh, come on, manny is considering putting ayala in today's game??? Ayala's the worst bullpen pitcher we have. Heck, even Colome's doing better than him (or at least it seems like it!)

Posted by: rx985 | August 11, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

"....which were five pitches too many."

Well the first four pitches weren't too bad, in his defense.

Posted by: GHF? | August 11, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

"the nationals have to be the only team in the majors with a DDL - delayed disabled list - that keeps the club consistently playing shorthanded. "

No they're not. Check the daily rosters of other clubs and you'll find lots of players that are unavailable on a particular day or days because they're banged up, but not enough to go on the DL. This only seems to be a problem unique to the Nationals because (a) the Nationals have had a lot more injuries this year than most or all other clubs, and (b) you're only paying attention to what the Nationals are doing, not to what other clubs are doing.

Posted by: Ray King's Gut Feeling | August 11, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

"Hi Everybody!

Posted by: D. Nick Riviera | August 11, 2008 1:46 PM
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Well I guess that's one way to explain it."

Idiot. You're supposed to respond "Hi, Doctor Nick!"

Posted by: get with the program! | August 11, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Austin K strikes again with an inning-ending gidp.

Posted by: Capitol Hill | August 11, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Ray Kings Gut with a bolt of common sense from left field.

I think, we Nat's fans notice the day-to-day stuff more than most because a lot of our 'replacements' as so damn painful to watch.

Posted by: Ben | August 11, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

can someone tell me how we got our first inning run, please?

Posted by: gretchen | August 11, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Hi, Dr. Nick! You want a job batting cleanup for us? You can't do any worse than AK...nice double play, Austin...

Posted by: BSG | August 11, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Harris singles, Orr grounds out to move the runner, Zimmerman with an RBI single

Posted by: Section 506 (Before moving) | August 11, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Zimmeran singled in Willie Harris, who had singled earlier, stolen second, and went to third on Orr's groundout. Looks like Milwaukee's already tied it though...

Posted by: BSG | August 11, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Sure they are a lot of players who are considered day-to-day at any given time in the Majors.

The main difference is only rarely do those players ever go on the DL. This does seem to happen much more frequently with the Nationals (and I probably pay attention to about a handful of teams more carefully than I do the Nationals).

You can add players like Patterson, Cordero and Wily Mo whose injuries were misdiagnosed for weeks (or even months).

For that sake of the team they need to reevaluate the training/medical staff and hire some new people.
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"the nationals have to be the only team in the majors with a DDL - delayed disabled list - that keeps the club consistently playing shorthanded. "

No they're not....

Posted by: Ray King's Gut Feeling | August 11, 2008 2:04 PM

Posted by: NOVA Giants Fan | August 11, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

thanks!

Posted by: gretchen | August 11, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Well the Brewers have just gone back to back against Nationals pitching. Well one agains Ayala and one agains Mock.

On the plus side, as a cheesehead, it is good to hear Uke's voice calling the gameon MLB.com. Too bad I heard his home run call.

Posted by: Twinbrook, MD | August 11, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Oh my word... Dave Jageler is announcing for the TV broadcast. I'm in heaven!

Posted by: JennX | August 11, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

So who's in the booth with Charlie?

P.S. Hi JennX!!!

Posted by: Section 506 (Before moving) | August 11, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

explain this to me.

Cameron reaches on an error by Orr. On the first pitch (a ball), he steals second. Now he's on second, there are two outs, the count is 1-0 to Kendall.

Why are they intentionally walking Kendall with a 1-0 count?

I know the pitcher is due up next (and has since struck out), but in the 2nd inning, I'd rather have them face Kendall, showing Mock that they have trust in his ability ot get a .242 hitter out. At the very least, throw junk at him, off the plate and hope that he goes after a bad pitch.

Posted by: e | August 11, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Remember fans,there is no DL for broadcasters.

Posted by: Bob Carpenter | August 11, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Jenn:

Wouldn't you rather hear Dave with Sutton, than Dave with Carpy?

(and now it's Charlie)

Posted by: Wigi | August 11, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

"You can add players like Patterson, Cordero and Wily Mo whose injuries were misdiagnosed for weeks (or even months).

For that sake of the team they need to reevaluate the training/medical staff and hire some new people."

All three of these players (probably, and definitely in the case of Patterson and Cordero) were seen by multiple doctors (specialists with national reputations) not directly affiliated with the Nationals before the full extent of their injuries was determined. Perhaps the Nationals should just abandon conventional medicine and its practitioners altogether and go with witch doctors instead?

Posted by: Ray King's Gut Feeling | August 11, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

The Arizona Diamondbacks added a big bat Monday in their attempt to hold off the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West race.

Arizona acquired Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn, who is tied for the major league lead with 32 home runs, for three prospects.

The trade was first reported by KTAR Radio in Phoenix.

Posted by: nat in beantown | August 11, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

I think the Nationals should turn over their medical operations to fan hindsight. I can't think of a time it's been wrong, yet.

Posted by: Section 506 (Before moving) | August 11, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Hi, 506! I'm on staycation this week... woohoo!

Now Charlie is in with Carpie. Wish one of them would switch to TV permanently, though Dave and Charlie do have great radio rapport. It's just so nice having the best of both worlds (the phenomenal radio guys with the watching on teevee).

Posted by: JennX | August 11, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

charlie and dave are alternating on television during the innings that they're not doing radio play-by-play. sutton's in atlanta at skip caray's memorial service.

Posted by: natsscribe | August 11, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Orr grounds out to move the runner like nobody's business!

Posted by: Section 506 (Before moving) | August 11, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Sutton is at Skip Carey's funeral service, BTW

Posted by: Twinbrook, MD | August 11, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

I'm pretty sure the Dunn-to-Dbacks deal was orchestrated just to satisfy our new former-Dback fetish, now that our former-Red fetish has cooled.

Posted by: nat in beantown | August 11, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

By my count, Gonzalez is the 25 player to go on the DL. I may have lost count when Dukes went on for a second time. Anyone have a different number?

Posted by: ChrisC | August 11, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Kearns up to lead off the 4th. At least he can't ground into a double play...

Posted by: BSG | August 11, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Not sure if this means anything for the off-season, but ESPN says Dunn is now a Diamondback:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3529966

Posted by: Highway 295 Revisited | August 11, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Heh - that's what I get for not refreshing, I guess.

Posted by: Highway 295 Revisited | August 11, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Why does it take management a week to put players on the DL?

Posted by: 756* | August 11, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

756*, this was discussed in the last post, ad nauseum. Please refer to it.

Posted by: Section 506 (Before moving) | August 11, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

The long ball gets us again...sigh...

Posted by: BSG | August 11, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Can't wait until next year's lineup with two guys at the top (Guzman, Bonafacio) who don't walk or get on base and a 4th/5th place hitter (Kearns) that hits a home run every 30 days.

Posted by: The Plan | August 11, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

8 Ks through 4 for Mock, not bad, not bad. 2 walks, one of which really hurt, but not yet a start worth complaining about.

Posted by: Section 506 (Before moving) | August 11, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Let's see if Mock can sacrifice the runners up and then Willie can work his magic. Let's make this leadoff walk come back to hurt them...

Posted by: BSG | August 11, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Hit by pitch, that works too...bases loaded, nobody out, Willie Harris up!

Posted by: BSG | August 11, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

UGH!!!! GRRRR!!!!

Posted by: Suicide Squeeze | August 11, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

LOL, that is sad!!!

Posted by: rx985 | August 11, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Bases juiced and no outs -- NO RUNS?!

Well done. Let's hope that the flight back from Milwaukee has a layover in Columbus at which Pete Orr can return to his proper place.

Posted by: McNatland | August 11, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

So Bush walks Casto, and hits the pitcher with two strikes. This is not someone demonstrating control of the strike zone. What the $#%&? are Harris, Orr and Zim up there doing hacking away?! Where is the patience? Let someone else beat themselves, for once!

This is how we make #3's and #4's look like CC and Sheets...

Posted by: nat in beantown | August 11, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Bases loaded, nobody out, top of the order up, and we can't even get a fly ball to score a run. This is really frustrating.

Posted by: bob | August 11, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

HAHAHA....Nats are so bad! NO OUTS, Bases juiced, top of the lineup. NOTHING!

Posted by: Ben | August 11, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Interestingly enough, here are the comments from CBS Sportsling gloggers, who, as usual, are all fans of the other team:

"Whew..........."

"Wow looked like the Brewers hitting with RISP. Great job Bush staying away from a huge mess"

Posted by: Section 506 (Before moving) | August 11, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

No argument that he is an awesome defensive player but how much longer can Zimmerman continue to ride the coattails of those historical walkoff home runs? They can't have legs for that much longer, can they?

Posted by: McNatland | August 11, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Boy, that was a depressing sequence of events.

Posted by: Offense/offensive | August 11, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Danny Espinosa & Graham Hicks have signed with the Nationals

Posted by: Brian | August 11, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Dear Lenny Harris and the Nationals hitters:

Questions for you all. If the following AB's go like this:

#7 hitter: ball, strike, foul, ball, foul, ball, ball (WALK)
#8: swinging strike, base hit (1ST & 2ND)
#9: foul, swinging strike, ball, HBP
(BASES LOADED - NO OUT)

Should your leadoff man then swing at the first two pitches (weakly grounding into a force out)?

Then, should your #2 guy swing at the first pitch, then swing at 4 of the next 5 pitches (striking out)?

Then, should your #3 hitter swing at the first two pitches (gorunding out to end the inning)?

C'mon!!!

Posted by: e | August 11, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

They are also having a nasty tiff over batting order and why Yost is/isn't an idiot for not changing it without Braun.

For example:

"Yes, I think you should have the most constancy in your line up as possible. If people are moving all around, I don't think they will find a comfort zone. You can't just move 1 person if you change things, 1 move leads to 2 moves, and if those players aren't just switching, then you have 3 or 4 moves. And I don't see good habits formed by that type of management."

Posted by: Section 506 (Before moving) | August 11, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

I'll bet the nats are glad that it's football season now. Therefore, all the talk and attention in the area will be about the Redskins and no one will notice how bad the nats will be playing lol

Posted by: rx985 | August 11, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Zimmerman is only guilty of being 'quite good'. He's a very serviceable third baseman on a mediocre team. If we hadn't spent three years talking about how he was the face of the franchise I think people would give him less of a hard time. Me included

This is 'Ben' who doesn't like to fight, not Ben who post silliness like 'Nat's are so bad'. There are two of us posting.

Posted by: Ben | August 11, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Did Carpy and Bergmann just say that the Nats signed Espinoza and Hicks? I was too busy trying to figure how many more burgers I would need to look like Prince Fielder

Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

I'm a huge Nats fan, but not even I'm delusional enough to think everyone was talking about the Nats last month -- good or bad.

Posted by: Section 506 (Before moving) | August 11, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Yup, Espinosa and Hicks both signed according to MASN. Now all we need is Crow.

Posted by: Hoagie | August 11, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

[loosens noose, steps down from chair...]

Thank you, Brian!!

Posted by: nat in beantown | August 11, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

We can't get a run to save our lives, but a we give them a two-out walk and they capitalize, thanks also to a throwing error and a wild pitch. I'm done...

Posted by: BSG | August 11, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

es gibt ein

Posted by: new post | August 11, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Section 506,
You figured it out, you came to a conclusion? Great!

Posted by: 756* | August 11, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Nats stink today, Nats stink tomorrow. Anybody want my remaining season tickets?

Posted by: teddybeartwo | August 12, 2008 11:01 AM | Report abuse

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