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Philadelphia Phillies
@ Washington Nationals

Saturday, May 16, 2009, 1:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Brett Myers vs Scott Olsen

Partly cloudy,rain. Game time temperature around 80.

?'s For The DC Faithful...

• Can Zimmerman Hit In Two Straight? Will The On Base Streak Continue?

• Olsen's Only Win So Far Is Against Philadelphia, Can He Notch #2?

• No Question Here, Just Wish DY, Delmon And Their Family The Best...

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


Brett Myers

#39 / Pitcher / Philadelphia Phillies

6-4

240

R

R

Aug 17, 1980


Give'em The Glare, Olsen!!


Scott Olsen

#19 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-5

215

L

L

Jan 12, 1984


Brett Myers vs Washington...

(9-9) with 4 saves in 21 starts and 10 appearances against the Nationals, Philly righty Brett Myers gave up 8 hits and 3 runs in his last appearances against DC back on April 29th, when he was outdueled by Olsen. On the year, Myers is (2-2) with a 4.81 ERA in 7 starts and 43.0 IP.

Myers vs The Nationals...

Ronnie Belliard - 4 for 18, .222 AVG.

Alex Cintron - 4 for 10, .400 AVG, 2 HR, 2 RBI.

Adam Dunn - 3 for 18, .167 AVG, 1 2B, 2 HR's, 6 BB, 6 K's.

Cristian Guzman - 9 for 25, .360 AVG, 1 RBI.

Willie Harris - 0 for 13, .000 AVG, 1 RBI.

Anderson Hernandez - 5 for 7, .714 AVG, 1 2B, 1 RBI.

Nick Johnson - 5 for 23, .217 AVG, 3 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI's, 5 BB, 8 K's.

Austin Kearns - 7 for 25, .280 AVG, 2 2B, 4 RBI's.

Josh Willingham - 6 for 16, .375 AVG, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBI's.

Ryan Zimmerman - 12 for 32, .375 AVG, 5 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 13 RBI's, 5 BB, 5 K's.

Olsen vs Philadelphia.

DC lefty Scott Olsen is (5-5) in 12 career starts vs Philadelphia, evening up his record the last time out against the Phillies on April 29 in Citizens Bank. Olsen threw 5.2 innings that day, in what was arguably (eh, not really), without a doubt his best start of the '09 season, but he's given up 16 hits and 10 ER in 9.1 IP in his two starts since the win over Philly, and he enters today's contest with a (1-3) record and a 7.00 ERA in 7 starts and 36.0 IP.

Olsen vs The Phillies...

Pedro Feliz - 4 for 13, .308 AVG, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI.

Ryan Howard - 13 for 27, .481 AVG, 3 2B, 2 HR, 9 RBI's.

Raul Ibanez - 3 for 5, 1 RBI.

Jimmy Rollins - 7 for 31, .226 AVG, 2 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI's.

Chase Utley - 4 for 27, .148 AVG, 1 2B, 2 HR's, 5 RBI's.

Shane Victorino - 3 for 19, .158 AVG, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI.

Jayson Werth - 7 for 16, .438 AVG, 2 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI's.

Think I'm The Only One Who Thinks There's Something Rotten In NatsTown?

Well check out this Yahoo! Sports.com article by AP writer Howard Fendrich entitled, "Little goes right for Nats, on field or in stands", in which Mr. Fendrich quotes MLB's Chief Operating Officer Bob Dupuy talking about the issues in DC:

"The Nationals had a difficult year on the field last year and got off to a tough start. The team has good young talent and everyone in baseball is convinced that as the product on the field improves, given the wonderful ballpark, fans will come out.”

Why is MLB talking about the Nationals? Does it bother you that Mr. Dupuy had a prepared answer about the Nationals' struggles?...ugh...

(ed. note - "MASN has invited several Nationals bloggers behind the scenes today for the 1:05 pm EST game against the Phillies, so in lieu of the usual GameThread, I thought I'd include the FEDERALBASEBALL.com TWITTERFEED here so that you could get updates about what's going on...You'll probably have to refresh the screen to get updates, and then once the game starts, the DC Faithful will be following along in the Comments section...")

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