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Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers: Game Report..."Didn't Federalbaseball.com Tell You Derek Lowe Owned DC?"

Willie Harris flies out to Andruw Jones in center as Dodgers’ righty Derek Lowe records the first out of the evening. Ronnie Belliard grounds out to second. Ryan Zimmerman reaches out with the bat and tops a grounder to Angel Berroa at short to end the top of the first...Juan Pierre strokes a low liner into right on the second pitch of the night from Odalis Perez. 2-0 pitch from Perez to Matt Kemp, 2-0 Dodgers’ lead. Fastball down the pipe gets demolished to right by Kemp before an out is recorded. Not even Zimmerman can handle Russell Martin’s hotshot through third. Jeff Kent grounds out, moving Martin to third. Nomar Garciaparra flies out to Harris, and it's deep enough to center to score Martin. 3-0 LA. The new Dodgers’ 3rd baseman Casey Blake, acquired just this afternoon from Cleveland in return for two prospects, and already in the lineup batting sixth...goes down swinging...

 

Austin Kearns grounds out to short to start the second. Jesus Flores grounds out to third. Lastings Milledge swings over strike three and Derek Lowe’s through two scoreless...Ryan Zimmerman leaps on top of an Andruw Jones’ grounder and throws out A.Jones in the home half of the second. Angel Berroa lines out to third. Derek Lowe disrupts the flow with a 2-out single to right. Juan Pierre grounds to third, ZImmerman fields and throws him out...Paul Lo Duca shoots an outside pitch out to Garciaparra at first. Felipe Lopez grounds out to first. Odalis Perez is robbed of a single up the middle by Angel Berroa, who slides, fields, stops and throws to first to beat Perez, who makes an ill-advised headfirst slide....Matt Kemp almost beats out a ground ball to short. Russell Martin pushes Austin Kearns back to the track in right. ZImmerman throws out Jeff Kent to end the third. 3-0 LA.

 

Willie Harris pops a 2-2 pitch to Blake at third for the first out of the fourth. Ronnie Belliard bounces a double off the base of the wall in center. Zimmerman reaches out and sends a screamer to short that Berroa fields and throws to first. Kearns works a two-out walk to bring up Jesus Flores. WWJD? Flores strikes out chasing an 0-2 slider off the outside edge...3-1 fastball to Garciaparra, 4-0 Dodgers’ lead. No-Mah takes Perez deep to left and into the first few rows for a solo shot to start LA’s fourth. Casey Blakes’ first hit in Dodger-blue is a double to left and off the wall to Harris who fires back far too late. Blake takes third on a wild pitch from Perez. Andruw Jones strikes out swinging through a change. Berroa bounces a full-count fastball off the wall in straight center, Blake scores. 5-0 Dodgers. Derek Lowe drives in a run with a single to center that plates Berroa. 6-0 Dodgers. Juan Pierre chases strike three. Matt Kemp flies out to center to end a long fourth...

 

Lastings Milledge punches a groundout to second. Lo Duca flies to center. Felipe Lopez  grounds to first. Five scoreless for Lowe...Garrett Mock takes over for Odalis Perez....Ronnie Belliard robs Russell Martin of a single up the middle with a brilliant fielding play and throw across the body to Lo Duca’s oustretched glove at first. Mock gets Jeff Kent swinging. Garciaparra flies out to center. 6-0 LA after five...Pinch hittin’ Pete Orr grounds back to the mound. Willie Harris grounds out to first. Belliard chases a two-strike fastball outside. 6-0 Dodgers after five and a half...Steven Shell gives up a single to Casey Blake to start the bottom of the sixth. Andruw “Double Play” Jones grounds to Lopez, to Belliard, to Lo Duca, double play. Shell drops a deuce on Berroa to end a scoreless sixth...

 

Ryan Zimmerman chops an 0-2 sinker a foot in front of home for the first out of the seventh. AK flies out to A.Jones in right center. Jesus Flores pops out to Blake in foul territory off third....Lastings Milledge chases down a long fly ball from Lowe and stumbles on the track as he makes the grab. Juan Pierre’s line drive is snared by Shell. Shell throws a fastball by a swinging Matt Kemp for the final out of the inning...Top of the eighth, Milledge grounds out to short. Lo Duca down swinging at a 2-2 sinker. Felipe Lopez grounds weakly to short. Lowe’s through seven...Jesus “Everyday” Colome gets the first out with one pitch when Russell Martin lines out to Milledge. James Loney gets a pinch hit chance, and makes the most of it with a single to left. Pinch hitter Pablo Ozuna grounds to a charging Zimmerman, to Belliard, to Lo Duca, double play to end the eighth...

 

3 outs to get 6 runs for DC...Joe Beimel’s on to end it. Kory Casto lines out to A.Jones in center. Willie Harris singles to right, one hop in front of Kemp. Cory Wade on for Beimel. Ronnie Belliard flies out to A.Jones. Ryan Zimmerman works a two-out walk to bring up AK...Kearns chases high heat from Wade for a swinging strike three to end it. 6-0 Dodgers win. 

 

Nationals now 38-66. (Countdown to 100 Losses Stands At...34.)