GameThread: Washington Nationals At Cincinnati Reds. Game 116 Of 162.

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Washington Nationals
@ Cincinnati Reds

Friday, Aug 14, 2009, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Garrett Mock vs Aaron Harang

Clear. Winds blowing in from center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

?'s For The DC Faithful...

Maybe They'll Score Tonight?

• Did You Think Either Harang Or Arroyo Would Still Be Here After The Trade Deadline?

• Can Ryan Zimmerman Hit In 17-Straight?

• Are The Nationals Going To Have A New GM And A New Pitcher Next Week?

• How About An End To This Streak?

DC Starting Lineup...


  1. Nyjer Morgan - CF
  2. The Guzzzz - SS
  4. The Big Opposite Field - 1B
  5. The Hammer - RF 
  6. TAWH - LF 
  7. Ronnie B. - 2B
  8. Wil "Blocker" Nieves - C
  9. Garrett Mock - SP



What Ryan Zimmerman And Drew Storen Have To Teach Stephen Strasburg And Aaron Crow.
Game 115: You can't beat chemistry
Defending Austin

Complete Coverage >


Today's Starting Pitchers Are Going To Stare At You Now...

Aaron Harang

#39 / Pitcher / Cincinnati Reds





May 09, 1978


'09 Stats - (6-13, 4.43 ERA), 24 GS, 2 CG, 1 GC/SO, 148.1 IP, 174 H, 79 R, 73 ER, 22 HR, 38 BB, 132 K's, 1.43 WHIP, ERA+ = 101, 2.3 BB/9, 8.0 K/9, 3.47 K/BB, .292 BAA.

vs DC - (0-1, 4.43 ERA), 4 GS, 22.1 IP, 29 H, 12 R, 11 ER, 3 HR, 9 BB, 9 K's, 1.70 ERA, .326 BAA. 

Origin Story - Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 6th Round, 195th overall in 1999. 11/17/00 - Traded by Rangers w/ LHP Ryan Cullen to the Oakland Athletics for IF/OF Randy Velarde

Garrett Mock

#49 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals





Apr 25, 1983


'09 Stats - (1-4, 6.14 ERA), 18 G, 5 GS, 36.2 IP, 53 H, 31 R, 25 ER, 5 HR, 19 BB, 26 K's, 1.96 WHIP, ERA+ = 71, 4.7 BB/9, 6.4 K/9, 1.37 K/BB, .342 BAA.

vs CIN - N/A

Origin Story - Arizona Diamondbacks' 3rd Round pick, 86th overall in 2004. 8/7/06 - Traded by D-Backs to the Washington Nationals, w/ LHP Matt Chico for RHP Livan Hernandez. 

The Nationals vs Harang...

Josh Bard - 1 for 10, .100 AVG. 

Ronnie Belliard - 8 for 19, .421 AVG, 1 2B, 2 RBI's.

Elijah Dukes - 0 for 3, .000 AVG. 

Adam Dunn - 0 for 7, .000 AVG. 

Cristian Guzman - 3 for 7, .429 AVG, 1 3B.

Willie Harris - 1 for 5, .200 AVG. 

Nyjer Morgan - 3 for 6, .500 AVG, 2 2B. 

Josh Willingham - 3 for 9, .333 AVG, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI. 

Ryan Zimmerman - 2 for 5, .400 AVG, 1 2B. 


• MLB: Strasburg Negotiations - Yahoo! Sports

Watch: MLB: Strasburg Negotiations-Our Yahoo! Sports baseball writers look at where talks between pitcher Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals are and if he'll sign. on the MLB:Y! Sports: MLB video channel brought to you by Yahoo! Sports.

• - "With deadline looming, Nationals have a ways to go with Strasburg" - Jon Heyman

"With only a long weekend to go before the signing deadline, there's no evidence of progress in the negotiations between the rebuilding Nationals and Strasburg's agent, Scott Boras. It's possible the sides will not agree by midnight Monday, and that Strasburg will go unsigned and re-enter the draft pool in 2010.

• "Ejections on the rise and Johnny Damon's increase in power" - - Tom Verducci

"According to a major league source, when the Nats put ineffective outfielder Austin Kearns through waivers, another club actually put in a claim for him... "The Nationals could simply have 'awarded' Kearns to the claiming team to get out from under the contract, Alex Rios style. But just as Kearns was getting claimed, the Nationals placed him on the disabled list..." 

For A Cincinnati Reds Fan's Perspective, Check Out The SB Nation's Reds Blog:

Red Reporter

Michael Wilbon Says: "WAY TO GO NATS!!!


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