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Atlanta Braves
@ Washington Nationals

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009, 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Jair Jurrjens vs John Lannan

Partly cloudy,rain. Game time temperature around 50.

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DC Starting Lineup...

  1. Alex Cintron - SS
  2. Nick "Two-Spot" Johnson - 1B
  3. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - 3B
  4. The BIG Walky - RF
  5. Elijah "Super" Dukes - CF
  6. The Hammer - LF
  7. Ronnie B. - 2B
  8. WWJD? - C
  9. John "Cool Hand" Lannan - Dealing...

John Lannan lost to Atlanta the last time out, in a start on April 11th, allowing 9 hits and 4 runs in 6.0 innings pitched, in which he walked 3, K'd 3 and surrendered 1 HR. Lannan's (2-2) in 4 starts against the Braves so far, 40 starts into his major league career. The 24-year-old left-hander is still looking for his first win this season, having dropped two of 3 '09 outings with one no-decision.

Lannan vs The Cowardly Braves...
Matt Diaz - 4 for 7, .571 AVG.
Yunel Escobar - 3 for 9, .333 AVG, 3 BB.
Jeff Francoeur - 4 for 9, .444 AVG, 1 HR, 5 RBI's.
Chipper Jones - 3 for 10, .300 AVG, 2 RBI's.
Brian McCann - 3 for 11, .273 AVG, 1 2B.
Jordan "Andruw Jones II" Schafer - 2 for 3, .667 AVG, 1 2B.

Atlanta Braves' right-hander Jair Jurrjens is (2-1) with a 3.94 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and .241 BAA in 5 starts and 29.2 IP against the Washington Nationals 41 starts into his own major league career. The 23-year-old right hander held the Nationals to just 3 earned runs, 4 overall in 5.1 IP over which he walked 5, K'd 1 and gave up 5 hits in a win over Washington on April 12th, picking up his second win of the season that day, but he lost his last start to the Pirates last Friday, in spite of only having given up only 1 run on 4 hits in 6.2 IP.

Jurrjens vs Your Washington Nationals...
Elijah Dukes - 1 for 6, .167 AVG, 1 2B, 3 HR's.
Adam Dunn - 1 for 2, .500 AVG, 4 BIG BB.
Austin Kearns - 1 for 7, .143 AVG, 1 RBI.
Josh Willingham - 2 for 5, .400 AVG, 1 3B, 1 RBI.
The Face Of The Franchise© - 3 for 12, .250 AVG.
It's the Braves and the Nationals in Nationals Park...

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