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2009-08-14 21:54:22

Garrett Mock worked six innings Friday, and four relievers paraded to the mound to complete a shutout, bringing Washington a 2-0 win over Cincinnati. The Nationals snapped a three-game losing streak and won for the ninth time in 12 games. Mock (2-4) won his second straight start, striking out six, walking four and allowing six hits. The bullpen gave up two hits the rest of the way, and Mike MacDougal earned his 12th save. Washington scored on home runs by Ronnie Belliard in the fifth and Wil...

2009-06-18 20:57:30

Craig Stammen got his first big league win Thursday and the Washington Nationals got a near-perfect effort from its bullpen to blank the New York Yankees 3-0. After a rain delay of almost five hours, the Nationals managed to put together their first two-game winning streak since early May. It was the first shutout recorded by Washington this season. Stammen (1-1) allowed six hits without a walk over 6 1/3 innings. In his previous outing, he left with a lead against Tampa Bay only to see the...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'