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Washington Nationals
@ San Diego Padres

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2009, 10:05 PM EDT
Petco Park

J.D. Martin vs Clayton Richard

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

?'s For The DC Faithful...

• They Won't Drop Five Straight...Will They?

• Anyone Else Pulling For J-Max?

• When's Ian Desmond Coming?

• Who Needs September Call-Ups? Go Chiefs Go!!!!

• Is There Any Chance Of Avoiding 100 Losses?

DC  Starting Lineup...

  1. J-Max!!! -  CF
  2. Alberto "The General" Gonzalez - SS
  4. The Bigger Better Nick Johnson - 1B
  5. The Judge - LF
  7. The Immortal Bard - C
  8. "Mr. Perfect" Pete Orr - 2B
  9. J.D. Martin - SP


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

Clayton Richard

#41 / Pitcher / San Diego Padres





Sep 12, 1983


'09 Stats - (3-1, 5.22 ERA), 6 GS, 29.1 IP, 33 H, 17 ER, 3 HR, 20 BB, 22 K's, 1.81 WHIP, ERA+ = 72, 6.1 BB/9, 6.8 K/9, 1.10 K/BB, .297 BAA. 

vs DC - N/A

Origin Story - Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 8th Round with the 245th pick in the 2005 Draft. 7/31/09 - Traded by White Sox with Aaron Poreda, Adam Russell and Dexter Carter.

J.D. Martin

#60 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals





Jan 02, 1983


09 Stats - (3-3, 4.85 ERA), 8 GS, 39.0 IP, 46 H, 22 R, 21 ER, 9 HR, 9 BB's, 15 K's, 1.41 WHIP, ERA+ = 89, 2.1 BB/9, 3.5 K/9, 1.67 WHIP, .291 BAA. 

vs SD - (0-0, 0.00 ERA) 1 GS, 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1.50 WHIP, .250 BAA.

Origin Story - Cleveland Indians' 1st Round pick, 35th overall in 2001. 12/13/08 - Signed Minor League deal with Washington. 

And Now Your Unsubstantiated Rumor Of The Day...(Yesterday Really, But Whatever)...

• Mets, Cubs, Royals among most disappointing MLB teams so far - Jon Heyman

"• While the Nationals have played better under interim manager Jim Riggleman, it's expected that they'll choose someone else as manager for next year."

In Case You Missed It...

• The Next Great Washington Nationals + Anonymous Sources Story: Who Will Be The Manager In 2010. - Federal Baseball - Ed Chigliak

"Washington Post writer Chico Harlan wrote the other day, in a post at the Nationals Journal entitled, "Riggleman's Future" about how the Washington Nationals were over (to paraphrase Mr. Harlan's list) the Bowden Era, Smileygate, the debate over Ryan Zimmerman's extension, the Manny Act Must Go Movement, and the Why Not Mike Rizzo? drama, and were now left with just one big question to be answered before moving on to 2010: Is Interim Manager

"Jim Riggleman here to stay?..."

For A Padres Fans Perspective, Check Out The SB Nation's San Diego Padres Blog:

Gaslamp Ball. 

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


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