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Open Thread...9/12/07 Nationals vs Marlins Game 3 of 3

Game three of three in Dolphin Stadium, Miami, FL features:

Joel Hanrahan (4-3, 5.63) vs Byung-Hyun Kim (9-6, 5.47)

     Last night's slobberknocker ended with a 13-8 Florida win as the Marlins broke the Washington win streak of four straight overall against their division rivals and two in a row on their next-to-last road trip of 2007.

     Nationals right-hander Joel Hanrahan now has eight Major League starts under his belt, and a (4-3) record to show for it. On the road, Hanrahan is (2-2) in 5 starts, surrendering 20 runs in 22.1 innings, 30 hits, 3 HR's and 17 walks with a 8.06 ERA, but that includes a 2.2 inning outing in Colorado, where 9 runs were surrendered to the mile-high air...

     ...Hanrahan's last start on the road in Atlanta didn't go well either, 3.1 IP, 4 hits allowed, 5 runs 4 earned, 4 walks, and 1 HR. Florida starter Byung-Hyun Kim is (5-3) with a 5.87 ERA in 10 starts and 43.0 innings at whichever home he's pitched at this season.

     Kim is 2-3 in 5 starts with 2 saves in 43.0 innings pitched against the Nationals franchise, and he's been tagged for 44 hits, 25 runs and 4 home runs in 16 total appearances. Kim's won two straight as a starter in spite of surrendering 17 hits, 7 runs and 3 HR's in his last 11.0 innings pitched.

     Brian Schneider's hit Kim well in his career, connecting for 5 hits in 11 at bats with a double and 2 RBI for a .455 AVG, and Ryan Zimmerman is 4 for 5 against Kim, with a double and 3 RBI.

     The Nationals and Marlins both used up a lot of their respective bullpens last night, so look for some of the young Nationals arms to get in if it gets out of hand again.

I'll be listening on XM at work...How does anyone else outside DC hear the day games ? I wonder ?...