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Washington Nationals
@ Atlanta Braves

Sunday, Oct 4, 2009, 1:35 PM EDT
Turner Field

J.D. Martin vs Tim Hudson

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

?'s For The DC Faithful...

• Why Didn't Anyone Tell Me This Was The Last Game?

• Can Washington Win Seven-In-A-Row To End '09?

• Dunn's Going To Hit 2 HR's Today...Right? 40/100? You Promised...Enough Of That Opposite Field...Stuff...

• Uh, Mr. Dunn? Are You Really Gonna Let Zimmerman Win The Team RBI Title?

• Where's Riggles Going To Sneak Orr In Today?

• What Does Dukes Have To Do Today To Convince You Right Is His?

• I Know MacDougal's Hurt, But How's Aboot MacDougal And Clippard One More Time?

• I Bet Desmond Goes Crazy Today, One More Chance To Say, "20-10 SS!"

• Who's Watching The Nationals?

Syracuse Chiefs' Starting Lineup...(Or Is The Washington Post's Chico Harlan Pulling A Fast One On Us?)

  1. J-Max - CF
  2. Ian Desmond - SS
  3. Pinch Hittin' Pete Orr - 3B
  4. Elijah SSSSUPER DUKESSSS - RF
  5. Mighty Morse - 1B
  6. The Immortal Bard - C
  7. Alberto "The General" Gonzalez - 2B
  8. Jorge "The Real Deal" Padilla - LF? (Has 2 Players in 8 Spot?)
  9. J.D. Martin - Staying Classy And Above .500!!!

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Today's Starting Pitchers Mean You No Harm...Regardless Of How It Looks...Hudson's Harmless...


J.D. Martin

#60 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-4

200

R

R

Jan 02, 1983

'09 Stats - (5-4, 4.69 ERA), 14 GS, 71.0 IP, 79 H, 39 R, 37 ER, 13 HR's, 24 BB, 35 K's, 1.45 WHIP, ERA+ = 92, 3.0 BB/9, 4.4 K/9, 1.46 K/BB, .280 BAA.

vs ATL - N/A

Origin Story - Cleveland Indians' 1st Round pick, 35th overall in 2001. 12/13/08 - Signed Minor League deal with Washington.



Tim Hudson

#15 / Pitcher / Atlanta Braves

6-1

170

R

R

Jul 14, 1975

'09 Stats - (2-1, 4.08 ERA), 6 GS, 35.1 IP, 42 H, 16 ER, 4 HR, 11 BB, 23 K's, 1.50 WHIP, ERA+ = 102, 2.8 BB/9, 5.9 K/9, 2.09 K/BB, .302 BAA.

vs DC - (8-1, 1.57 ERA), 1 CG, 1 SO, 86.0 IP, 70 H, 19 R, 15 ER, 1 HR, 14 BB, 59 K's, 0.98 WHIP, .222 BAA.

Origin Story - Oakland Athletics' 6th Round pick, 185th overall in 1997. 12/16/04 - Traded to Atlanta Braves for RHP Juan Cruz, LHP Dan Meyer and OF Charles Thomas.


The Nationals vs Hudson...

Josh Bard - 2 for 8, .250 AVG.

Elijah Dukes - 0 for 2, .000 AVG.

Adam Dunn - 5 for 15, 333 AVG, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI's.

Cristian Guzman - 11 for 57, .193 AVG, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 8 K's.

Josh Willingham - 1 for 15, (And totally starting), .067 AVG, 1 2B, 2 BB, 5 K's.

DY - 3 for 19, .158 AVG, 1 HR, 3 RBI's.

Ryan Zimmerman - 3 for 23, .103 AVG, 1 2B, 6 K's.

• The Curse Of The Last Game...

2005, October 2nd, RFK Stadium, the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 9-3 to leave Washington 81-81 at the end of their Inaugural campaign back in DC. In '06 the Mets come to RFK and take three-straight, leaving the Nationals 71-91. 2007 saw Washington finish the season on the road, against the Phillies, who hand the Nationals a 6-1 loss leaving them 73-89 overall and 0-3 on the last day of the season. 2008 too ended on the road, with Washington dropping three-straight to Philly in Citizens Bank as the Nationals continued the losing tradition, dropping games 100, 101 and 102 of 161...Today it's Atlanta, "Humble Ted" Turner Field, with a Washington Nationals' team that's won six straight...After this Dukes and Desmond go to the DWL, Strasburg and Storen start pitching for real, there's the permanent Manager position to fill and we'll see about what's going to happen at shortstop...For Now, The Nationals need to win one more, and spares us loss 104...

• Who's Watching The Nationals?

• 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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