GameThread: Philadelphia Phillies At Washington Nationals - Game 140 Of 162.

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Philadelphia Phillies
@ Washington Nationals

Thursday, Sep 10, 2009, 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Joe Blanton vs Livan Hernandez

?'s For The DC Faithful...

• Swept Again?

• Can Livan's Slow Junk Fool The Phillies?

• I Say IAN! YOU SAY DESMOND!! IAN? 

• Is There Any Chance Riggleman's Managing This Team Next Season?

• #36 Donkey? No Rush, Whenever You're Ready....

DC Starting Lineup...

  1. TAWH - CF
  2. Pete "Two-Spot" Orr - 2B
  3. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!!! - 3B
  4. The Big Opposite Field - 1B
  5. The Rubber Mallet - LF
  6. Elijah SSSSUPER DUKESSSS - RF
  7. IAN DESMOND - SS (MAKING HIS MLB DEBUT)!!!
  8. WIl "Blocker" Nieves - C
  9. Mr. National Himself Livan Hernandez  - Slow Pitching.

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Livan Hernandez Wants To Show You His Fastball Grip, Joe Blanton's Just A Little Confused...


Mr. National Himself Livan Hernandez

#61 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-2

245

R

R

Feb 20, 1975

 

'09 Stats - (7-10, 5.44 ERA), 26 GS, 154.0 IP, 184 H, 94 R, 93 ER, 19 HR, 58 BB, 92 K's, 1.57 WHIP, ERA+ = 78, 3.4 BB/9, 5.4 K/9, 1.59 K/BB, .286 BAA (w/ DC).

vs PHI - (10-9, 3.67 ERA), 25 GS, 2 CG, 174.1 IP, 180 H, 77 R, 71 ER, 22 HR, 53 BB, 121 K's, 1.34 WHIP, .271 BAA.

Origin Story - 1/13/96 - Signed by Florida Marlins as FA. 7/25/99 - Traded To SF Giants for (RHP) Nate Bump and (RHP)Jason Grilli. 3/24/03 - Traded by SF Giants to Montreal Expos w/ IF/C Edwards Guzman for (RHP) Jim Brower and (LHP)Matt Blank.** 8/7/06 Traded by Washington Nationals to Arizona Diamondbacks for (LHP) Matt Chico and (RHP Garrett Mock. 2/12/08 - Signed as FA with Minnesota. 8/6/08 - Claimed off waivers by Colorado2/14/09 Signed as a FA with the NYM. 8/26/09 Signs With Washington Nationals!!!!!!!!!



Joe Blanton

#56 / Pitcher / Philadelphia Phillies

6-3

255

R

R

Dec 11, 1980

 

'09 Stats - (9-6, 3.80 ERA), 26 GS, 166.0 IP, 168 H, 71 R, 70 ER, 26 HR, 43 BB, 136 K's, 1.27 WHIP, ERA+ = 113, 2.3 BB/9, 7.3 K/9, .263 BAA. 

vs DC - (1-2, 6.44 ERA), 7 GS, 36.1 IP, 47 H, 29 R, 26 ER, 6 HR, 18 BB, 27 K's, 1.79 WHIP, .305 BAA. 

Origin Story - Oakland A's 1st Round pick, 24th overall in 2002. 7/17/08 - Traded to Philadelphia Phillies for IF Adrian Cardenas, IF/OF Matt Spencer and LHP Josh Outman. 


The Nationals vs Blanton...

Elijah Dukes - 3 for 16, .188 AVG, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI. 

Adam Dunn - 3 for 9, .333 AVG, 1 HR, 3 RBI's. 

Jesus Flores - 1 for 6, .167 AVG, 1 RBI.

Alberto Gonzalez - 1 for 4, .250 AVG, 1 RBI. 

Cristian Guzman - 3 for 12, .250 AVG, 1 RBI.

Willie Harris - 2 for 6, .133 AVG, 1 HR, 1 RBI. 

Livan Hernandez - 1 for 3, .333 AVG. 

Wil Nieves - 2 for 7, .286 AVG, 2 RBI.

Josh Willingham - 1 for 4, .250 AVG. 

Ryan Zimmerman - 7 for 14, .500 AVG, 2 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR's, 6 RBI's.

• MAKING HIS MLB DEBUT - IAN DESMOND - SS - ORIGIN STORY:


Ian Desmond

#6 / Short Stop / Washington Nationals

6-2

210

R

R

Sep 20, 1985

 

'09 Stats:

• Double-AA Harrisburg - 42 G, 170 AB's, 52 H, 12 2B, 1 3B, 6 HR's, 18 RBI's, 13 SB, .372 OBP, .494 SLG, .866 OPS.

• Triple-AAA Syracuse - 55 G, 178 AB's, 63 H, 12 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 14 RBI's, 8 SB, .428 OBP, .461 SLG, .889 OPS. 

Origin Story - Montreal Expos' 3rd Round pick 84th overall in 2004. 


• For A Phillies Fan's Perspective, Check Out The SB Nation's Philadelphia Phillies Blog: The Good Phight

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

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

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