Monday, July 13, 2009


It is over! Manny Acta's reign as Washington Nationals manager has come to a close as he was fired early this morning. Jim Riggleman will replace Manny Acta as manager.

Manny Acta was a good guy, but something had to change for this franchise. Here's to what will hopefully be a new beginning for the Nationals franchise.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

We're Back!

After a layoff of over a month, we are back here at Has Manny Acta Been Fired Yet? As Manny Acta's presumably final days wind down, we will be here so you always will know if Manny Acta has indeed been fired yet.

June 18, 2008 Nationals (17-46) 3 Yankees 2


Commentary: The Nationals had a great outing from John Lannan and were able to pull out a huge win at Yankee Stadium tonight. The bullpen actually held strong for once as Mike McDougal came on to get Robinson Cano to ground into a double play. The Nationals got just enough from the offense and were able to win a huge game and set up a rubber match tomorrow afternoon.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

May 8, 2009 Nationals (9-18) 5 Diamondbacks 4


Commentary: The Nationals were able to drive in runs when they need to and the bullpen held tough as they beat the Diamondbacks. Ryan Zimmerman hit in his first AB of the game to extend his hit streak to 26 and the Nationals surging offense provided the needed runs to win the game.

Friday, May 8, 2009

May 7, 2009 Nationals (8-18) 11 Dodgers 9


Commentary: After the first inning, it looked like it was going to be just another one of those days, with Jordan Zimmermann giving up 6 runs. However, Zimmermann was outstanding in his next five innings, allowing no more runs, and time for his team to come back, which they did. Unlike last night, the clutch hitting was there from just about everyone as they took the lead in the 8th. The bullpen tried to give the game away again, but the Dodgers fell short and the Nats ended the Dodgers home winning streak. Ryan Zimmerman extended his hit streak to 25.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

May 6, 2009 Nationals (7-18) 3 Dodgers 10


Commentary: Sloppy play all around, the Nationals were lucky to be in this game as long as they were with another pretty terrible performance by Daniel Cabrera. To his credit, he was able to hang in there for a little while, only to have the bullpen make it even worse. The Nationals had a chance to make a statement that they were ready to play in the first inning with the bases loaded, but they couldn't get a run across. Clutch hitting seems to be a major problem with this team.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

May 5, 2009 Nationals (7-17) 10 Astros 10 - Game Suspended


Commentary: In the battle of the terrible bullpens, the only result that would be truly fitting, a suspended game, occurred. The Nationals again came up with big hits when they needed them, but the bullpen refused to cooperate. Ryan Zimmerman extneded his hit streak to 23 in this game. All of the Nationals hits came from 4 players, but they got multiple RBIs from walks from Houston pitchers. The blame for this tie, which should be a win, goes squarely on the bullpen once again.