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Nationals News: Bone Chips < Potato Chips Edition

  Jason Marquis has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after an MRI revealed bone chips in his right elbow. Luis Atilano is likely to be called up from Syracuse to take Marquis' place and make his MLB debut against the Dodgers on Friday.

  Yesterday's win over the Rockies again set a new low for attendance with just 11,191 tickets sold. This issue is getting a lot more press than it deserves, in my opinion. Attendance is down across the MLB and DC finally has a legitimate playoff contender in the Caps, so it shouldn't be surprising the Nats aren't getting much attention.

  Mike Rizzo talks about his minor league philosophy, and why he makes sure to bring players up slowly. This man knows his baseball.

  Adam Dunn is interviewed by MASN and reveals that Livan Hernandez is crazy, Jason Marquis is a know-it-all and Ryan Zimmerman is a nerd.

  In the third video interview of the day, Jim Riggleman says he isn't "thrilled" with the start, but has been impressed with a number of things. The Nats have scored four or more runs in eleven consecutive games now.

  Although Stephen Strasburg has been shutting down opposing teams at AA Harrisburg, Mike Rizzo is making sure not to rush him to the majors, because he wants Strasburg to stick around when he makes it up

  Adam Kilgore had the best interview with Mike Rizzo, in terms of Strasburg's development.

  Wil Nieves has caught John Lannan for two consecutive starts, but Jim Riggleman doesn't believe in pitchers being tied to catchers.

  Tyler Clippard earned the win yesterday, and now has three of the Nats' eight wins this season.

Non-Nationals News

  I'm not above schadenfreude, which is why the Orioles' 2-14 start gives me great pleasure.

  Roy Halladay got his first NL shutout yesterday, beating the Braves 2-0.