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Nats Vs. Fish And Other Updates

The Nats are losing 7-1 in the eighth. Scott Olsen, facing his former team, allowed four runs in four innings. (Total line: 4 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K). Emilio Bonifacio, facing his former team, is 4-for-5 with four RBI and two triples. I've never seen somebody move 270 feet around the basepaths more routinely. Of course, he has to hit the ball first. Today, he's doing it.

A few other notes:

* Joe Beimel's contract includes up to $250,000 in incentives.

* Manny Acta today elaborated on how things will shake out with his rotation. John Lannan gets the Opening Day start, followed by Olsen and Cabrera. The Nats will probably enter the season with a temporary four-man rotation, Acta said.

* Lannan called the Opening Day deal a "great honor."

"I found out yesterday morning," he said. "I was walking in, and Saint (pitching coach Randy St. Claire) pulled me aside and said, 'We have to make some changes.' I was supposed to throw tomorrow, and I threw a longer bullpen on Monday. So he congratulated me, told me, said I was starting Sunday to set it up. So tomorrow I'll throw a bullpen and be ready to go. It was great news. I was really excited at first. I didn't know what to do. I called my parents first and let them know."

* Still, Lannan admitted it was a weird day. A sad one, really. He talked to Shawn Hill in the morning. A few hours later, he heard from Hill via text message: 'I got released.' Lannan wrote back that he was 'textless.'

"You guys aren't allowed in the places that we go and work out and stuff," Lannan said. "That's where everything happens. Especially as starting pitchers, you only see us out on the field. But there's so much we have to do to go out there every fifth day. He's been battling to go out there every fifth day, and he's been working harder than any guy. He doesn't like the way he felt, but he was working hard to get rid of it."

* Ohbytheway Dept.: Need it be said, I picked a lousy day to predict the roster.

By Chico Harlan  |  March 18, 2009; 9:49 PM ET
 
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So I finally hit the mute button and turned on Charlie and Dave. Man, I should have done this eight innings ago. I'm cracking up listening to them make fun of Bill Ladson and his obsession for cheeseburgers!

And Milledge is hurt after a collision at first...

Posted by: BGinVA | March 18, 2009 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Repeat after me: mute, then charlie and dave.

Posted by: nova_g_man | March 18, 2009 10:08 PM | Report abuse

* Ohbytheway Dept.: Need it be said, I picked a lousy day to predict the roster.

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heh, heh. it was a fantastic effort. don't let it get you down.

Not sure I want to hear anymore about Hill. After the first announcement I was hoping, hoping, hoping that he went to Manny and confessed to some pain and he and Manny talked it through or something, rather than Hill being blindsided. I guess it didn't happen that way.

And Man, the guy begged to keep going on Monday and they wouldn't let him. It makes me so sad.

Posted by: NatsNut | March 18, 2009 10:09 PM | Report abuse

it's always a shame when someone like pete orr is cut; really like the guy.

Posted by: nova_g_man | March 18, 2009 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Oooh...tying run is at the plate in the form of Brad Eldred...

Posted by: BGinVA | March 18, 2009 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Langerhans!

Posted by: BGinVA | March 18, 2009 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Kippin' Scott Olsen is getting our batters plunked all over the place.

Posted by: NatsNut | March 18, 2009 10:13 PM | Report abuse

One more hit and we're all tied up!

Posted by: BGinVA | March 18, 2009 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Oh well.

Posted by: BGinVA | March 18, 2009 10:15 PM | Report abuse

I keep thinking of how you'd always see Hill talking to the young pitchers and giving them tips. Boz says that Odalisque never did that.

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | March 18, 2009 10:39 PM | Report abuse

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