Saturday, Jul 25, 2009, 7:05 PM EDT
Clear. Winds blowing out to center field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 90.
?'s For The DC Faithful...
• So, I Assume Tim Stauffer Will Now Start Dominating?
• Seriously, 4 Errors? It's Like Watching Someone Else's Kid Play Little League...
• This Current Rotation...Not Quite As Fun To Watch, Right?
• Do You Buy The Strasburg's Worried About The Front Office Story?
• Can We Please Just Make Rizzo Permanent And Hire Tony Gwynn As The New Manager?
DC Starting Lineup...(courtesy of Washington Post writer Chico Harlan)...
- Nyjer Morgan - CF
- The Guzzz - SS
- THE KIDS CALL HIM FLIPPER - 3B
- The Big Walky - LF
- The Big Rumor - 1B
- The Big Trade Bait - RF
- Ronnie B. - 2B
- Wil "Blocker" Nieves - C
- J.D. Martin - SP
#46 / Pitcher / San Diego Padres
Jun 02, 1982
'09 Stats - Majors - (0-1, 21.13 ERA), 2 GS, 7.2 IP, 15 H, 18 ER, 5 HR, 6 BB, 6 K's.
Minors (AA-AAA) - (3-1, 2.14 ERA) 16 G, 4 GS, 42.0 IP, 29 H, 12 R, 10 ER, 2 HR, 8 BB, 28 K's.
vs DC - N/A
Origin Story - San Diego Padres' 1st Round pick, 4th overall in 2003.
#60 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals
Jan 02, 1983
'09 Stats - Majors - (0-1, 11.25 ERA), 1 GS, 4.0 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 1 K.
Minors - (AAA) - (8-3, 2.66 ERA), 16 G, 15 GS, 88.0 IP, 75 H, 33 R, 26 ER, 4 HR, 10 BB, 63 K's.
vs SD - N/A
Origin Story - Cleveland Indians' 1st Round pick, 35th overall in 2001. 12/13/08 - Signed Minor League deal with Washington.
• The San Diego Padres selected Tim Stauffer with their 1st Round pick, 4th overall in 2003. The Montreal Expos' 1st Round pick that year, 15 players later, was the Flat-Brimmed Closer Chad Cordero. Cordero made his MLB debut that year and was in the major leagues full-time over the next five years until he suffered a torn labrum at some point in 2008 and was unceremoniously dumped (non-tendered) by the Nationals. Stauffer started at A-ball in the Padres' system in 2004 and quickly jumped Triple-A in his first full season with San Diego, debuting in 2005 and making 14 starts and 1 relief appearance in which he was (3-6) with a 5.33 ERA in 81.0 IP. In 2005, Chad Cordero saved 47 games for the Expos, and posted a (2-4) record with a 1.82 ERA in 74.1 IP. Cordero made 287 appearances from 2004-2007, pitching 305.1 innings in the majors while Stauffer moved up and down between Triple-A and the Majors, making 59 starts at Triple-A and 19 total for the Padres between 2005-2007...before missing all of 2008, after surgery to repair a torn labrum...
• Chad Cordero Update: In the rookie-level Arizona League, Chad Cordero's (0-1) with a 9.00 ERA in 3.0 IP, over which he's allowed 4 hits, 3 ER and 2 walks while striking out 4.
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