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Washington Nationals
@ Atlanta Braves

Friday, Oct 2, 2009, 7:35 PM EDT
Turner Field

Livan Hernandez vs Derek Lowe

Mostly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 65.

?'s For The DC Faithful...

• Can The Nationals Win 5-Straight?

• #39? Any Day Now, Dunn?

• Is Zimmerman Going To Run Away With The Team RBI Lead?

• Will This Be Livan's Last Starts As A National?

• Who's Going To Provide The Dramatic Late-Game Heroics Tonight?

DC Starting Lineup...

  1. J-Max - CF
  2. Elijah SSSSSUPER DUKESSSS - RF
  3. The Big Four-Oh!! - 1B
  4. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - 3B
  5. The Hammer - LF
  6. Ian Desmond - SS
  7. Alberto "The General" Gonzalez - 2B
  8. Wil "Blocker" Nieves - C
  9. Mr. National Himself Livan Hernandez - SP

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


Livan Hernandez

#61 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-2

245

R

R

Feb 20, 1975

'09 Stats - (8-2, 5.48 ERA), 30 GS, 2 CG, 177.1 IP, 211 H, 109 R, 108 ER, 19 HR, 66 BB, 100 K's, 1.56 WHIP, ERA+ = 77, 3.3 BB/9, 5.1 K/9, 1.52 K/BB, .288 BAA (w/DC).

vs ATL - (4-15, 5.31 ERA), 27 G, 26 GS, 164.1 IP, 181 H, 103 R, 97 ER, 24 HR, 71 BB, 100 K's, 1.53 WHIP, .285 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 Colorado. 2/14/09 - Signed as a FA with the NYM. 8/26/09 - Signs With Washington Nationals!!!!!!!!!



Derek Lowe

#32 / Pitcher / Atlanta Braves

6-6

230

R

R

Jun 01, 1973

'09 Stats - (15-9, 4.55 ERA), 33 GS, 109.0 IP, 224 H, 103 R, 96 ER, 15 HR, 58 BB, 107 K's, 1.48 WHIP, ERA+ = 92, 2.7 BB/9, 5.1 K/9, 1.84 K/BB, .299 BAA.

vs DC - (6-3, 3.32 ERA), 17 G, 11 GS, 3 SV, 1 CG, 76.0 IP, 73 H, 28 ER, 8 HR, 24 BB, 56 K's, 1.28 WHIP, .254 BAA.

Origin Story - Seattle Mariners' 8th Round pick, 214th overall in 1991. 7/31/97 - Traded to Boston Red Sox w/ C Jason Varitek for RHP Heathcliff Slocumb. 1/11/05 - Signed as a Free Agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers. 1/13/09 - Signed as a free agent with Atlanta Braves.


The Nationals vs Lowe...

Josh Bard - 4 for 26, .154 AVG, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI's.

Jamie Burke - 1 for 3, .333 AVG.

Ian Desmond - 0 for 2, .000 AVG.

Elijah Dukes - 3 for 11, .273 AVG, 1 2B, 1 RBI.

Adam Dunn - 3 for 22, .136 AVG, 1 RBI, 6 K's.

Alberto Gonzalez - 1 for 6, .167 AVG.

Cristian Guzman - 12 for 31, .387 AVG, 1 2B, 5 RBI's.

Livan Hernandez - 0 for 7, .000 AVG.

Mike Morse - 1 for 3, .333 AVG, 1 HR, 1 RBI.

Josh Willingham - 4 for 9, .211 AVG, 3 HR's, 6 RBI's.

Ryan Zimmerman - 8 for 32, .250 AVG, 1 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI's.

For A Braves Fan's Perspective, Check Out The SB Nation's Atlanta Braves Blog: Talking Chop.

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

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