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Washington Nationals
@ Atlanta Braves

Saturday, Oct 3, 2009, 4:10 PM EDT
Turner Field

Ross Detwiler vs Jair Jurrjens

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing in from left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

?'s For The DC Faithful...

• Five-In-A-Row? Say it Ain't So, Can DC Win Six-Straight?

• Has Ross Detwiler Earned A Spot In the 20-10 Rotation? Can He Win Two-Straight?

• 2 Games To Hit 2 HR's, Will Dunn Do It?

• Are You Penciling Desmond In At Second Next Season?

• Who Else Hates FOX!!!!! FOX'd Out Of The Next-To-Last Game? Really?

DC Starting Lineup...

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Complete Coverage >


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For The Next-To-Last Time In '09, The Starting PItchers Are Going To Stare...


Ross Detwiler

#48 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-5

185

R

L

Mar 06, 1986

'09 Stats - (1-6, 5.35 ERA), 14 G, 13 GS, 1 CG, 70.2 IP, 86 H, 43 R, 42 ER, 3 HR, 29 BB, 42 K's, 1.62 WHIP, ERA+ = 80, 3.7 BB/9, 5.3 K/9, 1.45 WHIP, .299 BAA.

vs ATL - (0-0, 10.38 ERA), 2 G, 1 GS, 4.1 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K's, 2.77 WHIP, .435 BAA.

Origin Story - Washington Nationals' 1st Round pick 6th overall in 2007.



Jair Jurrjens

#49 / Pitcher / Atlanta Braves

6-1

200

R

R

Jan 29, 1986

'09 Stats - (14-10, 2.61 ERA), 33 GS, 207.0 IP, 181 H, 69 R, 60 ER, 14 HR, 72 BB, 143 K's, 1.22 WHIP, ERA+ = 160, 3.1 BB/9, 6,2 K/9, 1.99 K/BB, .239 BAA.

vs DC - (2-1, 3.13 ERA), 6 GS, 37.1 IP, 32 H, 14 R, 13 ER, 26 K's, 1.23 WHIP, .237 BAA.

Origin Story - 5/22/03 - Signed as an Amateur Free Agent with Detroit Tigers. 10/29/07 - Traded by Tigers w/ OF Gorkys Hernandez to Atlanta for IF Edgar Renteria.


The Nationals vs Jurrjens...

Josh Bard - 2 for 4, .500 AVG.

Elijah Dukes - 1 for 9, .111 AVG, 1 2B, 3 RBI's.

Adam Dunn - 1 for 5, .200 AVG, 4 BB.

Cristian Guzman - 3 for 14, .214 AVG, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI.

Willie Harris - 5 for 10, .500 AVG, 1 3B, 2 RBI's.

Josh Willingham - 3 for 7, .429 AVG, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI.

Ryan Zimmerman - 4 for 15, .267 AVG, 1 2B.

Detwiler vs Jurrjens:

Jair Jurrjens has won 4-straight starts over which he's allowed just 2 runs in 29.0 IP. Ross Detwiler claimed his first MLB W in his last start, allowing just 1 run on 7 hits in 6.0 IP against the Mets. The Nationals are 3-7 in Detwiler's last 10 starts, the Braves are 6-4 in the last 10 Jurrjens' outings. The Nationals enter today's game having won 5-straight, the Braves have lost 4-straight.

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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