Washington Nationals: Mid-Day Rumors, Notes And Tweets.

• After getting hit hard by the Colorado Rockies in his second start of the season, Nats' lefty Scott Olsen's run off a string of 13.0 scoreless innings over which he's allowed 11 hits and 4 walks while recording 12 K's in back-to-back shutout outings against the Dodgers and Marlins. Going back through Olsen's Gamelogs, it's the first time he's thrown back-to-back shutouts since two starts against the Pirates and Braves on July 21st and 27th 2006...and the longest streak of scoreless IP by Olsen I could find since he held the Cardinals, Brewers and Phillies off the scoreboard for a stretch of 19.2 scoreless over three strarts from the second inning of a August 29th, 2006 start against St. Louis through 7.0 scoreless in a win over Milwaukee and 5.2 IP against Philadelphia before a Ryan Howard HR ended the stretch...Anyone bored and want to see if that's Olsen's longest?

• Remember that SI.com article by Jon Heyman on Tuesday that said the Nationals were looking to hire Tim Chambers, Bryce Harper's coach from the College of Southern Nevada. Yeah, not true according to the Nats. DC GM Mike Rizzo let MLB.com's Bill Ladson know that the story wasn't true Wednesday afternoon with Mr. Ladson writing on Twitter (@washingnats), "General manager Mike Rizzo told me that Tim Chambers is not being considered for a scouting job with the #Nats." MASNSports.com's Byron Kerr talked to the CSN Coyotes' coach, and Mr. Chambers told the MASN writer, as reported via Twitter (@bkerr32), "#BryceHarper's coach #TimChambers told me he was "absolutely not" offered job with #Nats." What to make of the quotes from Nats' Asst. GM Roy Clark which Mr. Heyman included in his articles then?

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