GameThread: Washington Nationals At Pittsburgh Pirates - Game 103 Of 162.

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Washington Nationals
@ Pittsburgh Pirates

Friday, Jul 31, 2009, 7:05 PM EDT
PNC Park

John Lannan vs Ross Ohlendorf

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

?'s For The DC Faithful...

• Are You Happy With The Job "Acting DC GM Mike Rizzo Did Today?

• Dunn's In At First Tonight...Yeah?

• Be Honest, Had Any Of You Heard Of Any Of The Prospects Acquired Before Today?

• Who Gets The Call To Replace Joe Beimel On The Roster? How About Johnson?

• Did The Washington Nationals Get Better Today?

DC Starting Lineup...(courtesy of Washington Post writer Chico Harlan).

  1. Nyjer Morgan - CF
  2. The Guzzzz - SS
  4. The Big Replacement - 1B
  5. The Hammer - RF
  6. TAWH - LF
  7. The Bard - C
  8. Alberto "The General" Gonzalez - 2B
  9. John "Cool Hand" Lannan - Eating 40 Eggs.


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Ross Ohlendorf

#49 / Pitcher / Pittsburgh Pirates





Aug 08, 1982


'09 Stats - (8-8, 4.51 ERA), 20 GS, 117.2 IP, 121 H, 61 R, 59 ER, 15 HR, 34 BB, 64 K's, 1.32 WHIP, ERA+ = 90, 2.6 BB/9, 4.9 K/BB, 1.08 K/BB, .276 BAA. 

vs DC - (1-0), 1 GS, 5.0 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 2 HR, 3 BB, 1 K, 9.00 ERA, 1.80 WHIP, .316 BAA. 

Origin Story - Arizona Diamondbacks' 4th Round pick, 116th overall in 2004. 1/9/07 - Traded by D-Backs to the New York Yankees w/ RHP Steven Jackson, IF Alberto Gonzalez, RHP Luis Vizcaino for Randy Johnson. 7/26/08 - Traded by NY Yankees to Pittsburgh Pirates w/ RHP Daniel McCutchen, OF Jose Tobata and RHP Jeff Karstens for RHP Damaso Marte and OF Xavier Nady

John "Cool Hand" Lannan

#31 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals





Sep 27, 1984


'09 Stats - (7-7, 3.25 ERA), 21 GS, 2 CG, 135.2 IP, 136 H, 56 R, 49 ER, 13 HR, 41 BB, 55 K's, 1.30 WHIP, ERA+ = 132, 2/7 BB/9, 3.6 K/9, 1.34 K/BB, .266 BAA. 

vs PIT - (0-2, 4.50 ERA), 3 GS, 16.0 IP, 20 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 2 HR, 4 BB, 8 K's, 1.50 WHIP, .294 BAA. 

Origin Story - Washington Nationals' 11th Round pick, 324th overall in 2005. 


• Nats part ways with Johnson, Beimel | News - Bill Ladson

A baseball source has confirmed that Nationals left-hander Joe Beimel has been traded to the Rockies for two Minor League pitchers. Washington also dealt Nick Johnson to the Marlins for pitching prospect Aaron Thompson.

• Pirates' Sanchez headed to Giants; Milledge to be called up - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Rob Biertempfel

The Pirates traded Freddy Sanchez, a three-time All-Star second baseman, to the San Francisco Giants for Double-A pitcher Tim Alderson on Wednesday.

• NATIONALS NEWS NETWORK: "Johnson, Beimel Traded at Non-Waiver Deadline" - Dave Nichols

The Washington Nationals announced they have traded 1B Nick Johnson to the Florida Marlins for minor league left-handed starter Aaron Thompson.

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