GameThread: Colorado Rockies At Washington Nationals - Game 119 Of 162. Washington Nationals' Front Office Appreciation Day.

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Colorado Rockies
@ Washington Nationals

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2009, 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Ubaldo Jimenez vs Craig Stammen

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to center field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 90.

?'s For The DC Faithful...

• When The Clock Struck Midnight, Tell The Truth, What Did You Think?

• Will Stephen Strasburg Pitch For The Washington Nationals This Season?

• What Do You Think Of The Deal The Nationals Signed Strasburg To?

• Does It Bother You That Jim Bowden Was Right?

• Were The Nationals On A Winning Streak Or Something?

• BONUS ? - Do You Think Strasburg Will Show Up At Nationals Park Tonight?

DC Starting Lineup...(When They're Announced)


Complete Coverage >


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

Ubaldo Jimenez

#38 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies





Jan 22, 1984


'09 Stats - (10-9, 3.47 ERA), 24 GS, 1 CG, 158.1 IP, 133 H, 63 R, 61 ER, 8 HR, 63 BB, 140 K's, 1.24 WHIP, ERA+ = 131, 3.6 BB/9, 8.0 K/9, 2.22 K/BB, .229 BAA. 

vs DC - (1-1), 4.76 ERA, 3 GS, 17.0 IP, 15 H, 9 ER, 11 BB, 13 K's, 1.53 WHIP, .231 BAA. 

Origin Story - 4/25/01 - Signed As An Amateur Free Agent By The Colorado Rockies. 

Craig Stammen

#35 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals





Mar 09, 1984


'09 Stats - (3-6, 5.24 ERA), 16 GS, 1 CG, 89.1 IP, 99 H, 56 R, 52 ER, 11 HR, 17 BB, 40 K's, 1.30 WHIP, ERA+ = 83, 1.7 BB/9, 4.0 K/9, 2.35 K/BB, .282 BAA. 

vs COL - (0-1, 1.29 ERA), 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K's, 0.88 WHIP, .208 BAA. 

Origin Story - Washington Nationals' 12th Round pick, 354th overall in 2005.

• Found this in a post by's Ben Nicholson-Smith, entitled, "Draft Spending Roundup: Nats Set Record", and thougth it might make for a quick pre-game read:


• Blog: Baseball America Draft Blog » Blog Archive » Nats Set New Spending Record - Jim Callis

"We don’t have all the signing information for all 50 rounds yet, but we have enough to know that the Nationals have spent more money on bonuses than any team ever has in a single draft."


For A Colorado Rockies Fan's Perspective, Check Out The SB Nation's Rockies Blog:

Purple Row

• Check The NatCast If You're Heading To Nationals Park.

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


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