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Washington Nationals (4-9) at Philadelphia Phillies (5-7)

Game No. 14: April 18, 7:05 pm; MASN, WTWP, XM 189
Tony Armas, Jr. (0-2, 3.27) vs. Cory Lidle (1-1, 4.91)

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It's been a busy day for followers of the Nats: the GM's arrest for DUI became public (as well as his girlfriend's battery arrest), and two prominent bidders for the team merged. I'll get to both later.

For now, let us witness the greatness that is Cory Lidle.

Nat at Bat: Tony Armas. Why? Because pitching is approximately 43.46591% of baseball.

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Natty lineup is posted:

Soriano, 7
Vidro, 4
Johnson, 3
Ward, 9
Zimmerman, 5
Church, 8
Clayton, 6
Schneider, 2
Armas, 1

Daryle Ward, clean-up hitter? Eh, I think I need a . . . never mind. Update [2006-4-18 19:25:7 by Basil]: By which, of course, I mean, "Hey, Ward's batting cleanup! Let's have a toast!" Gary's son homers to give the Nats an early 1-0 lead.

*I think Ryan and Rocket, at a minimum, will get that one.