GameThread: Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals. Game 79 Or 80 Of 162.

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Atlanta Braves
@ Washington Nationals

Sunday, Jul 5, 2009, 1:35 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Derek Lowe vs Scott Olsen

Partly cloudy,rain. Game time temperature around .

?'s For The DC Faithful...

• Two Straight At Home? 

• Hanson Went Down Yesterday, Lowe Next?

• Will Dunn Hit #301 Today?

• How Long Will Jason Bergmann Stay Up THIS Time?

• Will Zimmerman's Game-Tying Single Get Him Going Again?

DC Starting Lineup...

 

  1. Nyjer Morgan - CF
  2. Nick "Two-Spot" Johnson - 1B
  3. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!!! - 3B
  4. The Big 300!! - LF
  5. The Hammer - RF
  6. The Guzzzzz - SS
  7. The Bard - C
  8. Ronnie "Singles" Belliard - 2B
  9. Scott "Nickname Pending" Olsen - LHPitching...

 

LINKS:

Complete Coverage >


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TODAY'S STARTING PITCHERS ARE GOING TO STARE AT YOU NOW...(Did the photographer catch Lowe by surprise?)


Scott Olsen

#19 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-5

215

L

L

Jan 12, 1984

 

'09 Stats - (1-4, 6.56 ERA), 9 GS, 48.0 IP, 66 H, 38 R, 35 ER, 8 HR, 18 BB, 36 K's, 1.75 WHIP, .324 BAA. 

vs ATL - (2-5, 6.91 ERA), 12 G, 11 GS, 56.0 IP, 65 H, 47 R, 43 ER, 12 HR, 27 BB, 48 K's, 1.63 WHIP, .283 BAA. 

Origin Story - Florida Marlins' 6th Round pick, 173rd overall in 2002. 11/10/08 - Traded to Washington Nationals with OF Josh Willingham for IF Jake Smolinski, RHP P.J. Dean and IF Emiliano Bonifacio. 



Derek Lowe

#32 / Pitcher / Atlanta Braves

6-6

230

R

R

Jun 01, 1973

 

'09 Stats  - (7-6, 4.44 ERA), 17 GS, 101.1 IP, 107 H, 54 R, 50 ER, 5 HR, 35 BB, 55 K's, 1.40 WHIP, .273 BAA. 

vs DC - (5-2, 2 S, 2.97 ERA), 14 G, 8 GS, 57.2 IP, 49 H, 19 ER, 5 HR, 17 BB, 47 K's, 1.14 WHIP, .231 BAA. 

Origin Story - Seattle Mariners' 8th Round pick, 215th overall in 1991. 7/31/97 - Traded to Red Sox with C Jason Varitek for RHP Heathcliff Slocumb. 1/11/05 - Signed as a Free Agent With LA Dodgers. 1/13/09 - Signed as a Free Agent With Atlanta Braves.


Olsen vs Lowe...

The Washington Nationals are 1-7-1 so far this season in games Scott Olsen has started, with the one tie set to be completed this week in Houston. Olsen had his best performance as a National last time out in his first start since coming off the DL with "left-shoulder tendinitis"...The Braves are just (2-4) in Derek Lowe's last six starts, with Lowe (1-4) since May 28th. In Lowe's last 15.1 IP he's allowed 25 H, 13 R, 11 ER, 2 HR's and 7 walks. Lowe's (0-1) in 2 starts against DC this season, having given up 11 H, 4 ER and 5 BB in 9.0 IP. 

DC vs Derek Lowe...

Josh Bard - 3 for 21, .143 AVG, 1 HR, 1 RBI. 

Ronnie Belliard - 2 for 11, .182 AVG, 1 2B. 

Adam Dunn - 1 for 16, .063 AVG, 2 BB, 5 K's.

Cristian Guzman - 9 for 26, .346 AVG, 1 2B, 5 RBI's. 

Willie Harris - 5 for 25, .200 AVG, 1 2B. 

Nick Johnson - 6 for 24, .250 AVG, 1 HR, 2 RBI's, 2 BB, 4 K's.

Austin Kearns - 2 for 17, .118 AVG, 1 HR, 2 RBI's. 

Nyjer Morgan - 3 for 6, .500 AVG. 

Josh Willingham - 3 for 11, .273 AVG, 2 HR's, 5 RBI's. 

Ryan Zimmerman - 5 for 23, .217 AVG, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI's, 9 K's.

The Braves vs Scott Olsen...

Matt Diaz - 9 for 21, .429 AVG, 3 2B, 3 HR, 5 RBI's.

Yunel Escobar - 2 for 15, .133 AVG, 1 2B. 

Jeff Francouer - 7 for 28, .250 AVG, 3 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR's, 8 RBI's.

Chipper Jones - 13 for 23, .565 AVG, 3 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR's, 13 RBI's. 

Brian McCann - 6 for 20, .300 AVG, 2 HR, 6 RBI's. 

Nate McLouth - 2 for 6, .333 AVG, 2 HR, 6 RBI's.

Martin Prado - 2 for 6, .333 AVG, 1 2B, 1 RBI. 

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Vermont Lake Monsters Minute...

Lake Monsters' lefty Jack McGeary, the Washington Nationals' 6th Round pick in 2007, threw 6.0 scoreless last night allowing just 1 H and 2 walks to the Hudson Valley Renegades, the Tampa Bay Rays' Class-A affiliate, in an 8-0 combined shutout. McGeary was (0-6) with a 6.79 ERA in 13 GS and 55.2 IP at Class-A Hagerstown, McGeary, 20, is now (1-0) with a 0.55 ERA in 16.1 IP in which he's allowed 8 H, 4 R, 1 ER and 10 BB while collecting 8 K's and holding opponents to a .143 AVG. 

DNTNJ!!! UPDATE:

Washington Nationals - Nationals Journal - Rizzo Has No Plans For A July Firesale - Chico Harlan

"The Nationals have baseball's worst record, a stockpile of tradable veterans and a regular lineup with six of eight position players aged 29 or older. But acting general manager Mike Rizzo said today that he feels no obligation to conduct a firesale..."

• Check the NatCast if you're heading to Nationals Park...

For A Braves Fan's Perspective, Check Out The SBN's Atlanta Braves Blog: 

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