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2009 Washington Nationals

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2009 Washington Nationals / Franchise: Washington Nationals / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 59-103, Finished 5th in NL Eastern Division (2009 NL)

Managed by Manny Acta (26-61) and Jim Riggleman (33-42)

Coaches: Rick Eckstein, Marquis Grissom, Randy Knorr, Pat Listach, Steve McCatty, Jim Riggleman and Randy St. Claire

Ballpark: Nationals Park

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 2009 Nationals started the season 13-34. Amazingly, Shairon Martis had gone 5-0 during this period, compared to a 8-34 record for the remainder of the staff.

On June 2, with the worst staff in the majors (308 runs allowed, 8 saves in 20 opportunities), Washington replaced pitching coach Randy St. Claire with Steve McCatty. The move was followed at the All-Star break by the firing of manager Manny Acta and his replacement by bench coach Jim Riggleman. The Nationals had the worst record in the majors at the time, 26-61.

Awards and Honors[edit]