Friday night Washington lost to the San Diego Padres 6-1. It wasn't the final score that bothered Jim Riggleman as much as it was the number of errors his ballclub committed. How 'bout four miscues! That's unacceptable under any circumstances. So what does the Nats' skipper do but hold a closed door meeting with his team. It was, as they say, a meeting that
Leave it to John Lannan to once again stop the bleeding for the Nats! The native New Yorker handcuffed the NY Mets in tossing a brilliant seven-hit 4-0 shutout, ending Washington's six-game slide, and giving interim skiper Jim Riggleman his first victory since taking over for Manny Acta. Lannan also becomes the first Nationals starter to pitch a shutout at Nationals Park since it
Manny Acta knew, as does every manager in baseball, you're hired to get fired. As the saying goes, that's just the nature of the game. Some way to make a living huh? Giving someone their walking papers at the All-Star break is also, in some corners, the best time to make a change. The Nationals' record of 26 and 61 was not acceptable to
I still have trouble figuring out why Pittsburgh would want to trade their center fielder Nyjer Morgan. Morgan was hitting .270 when dealt to Washington along with pitcher Sean Burnett. He is a threat to wind up at second every time he gets on first, either via a base hit, walk, or error. The thing I like most about the young guy from Mt.