Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 7:05 PM EDT
Jeff Karstens vs Shairon Martis
Clear. Game time temperature around 70.
?'s For The DC Faithful...
• No Matter What, Leave Martis In Tonight, Right?
• What Is Alex Cintron Still Doing Here?
• ...and Daniel Cabrera?
• Any Chance You'll Be Missing A Smarty Start?
Tonight's Pirates' Starter Refuses To Look At You...
#27 / Pitcher / Pittsburgh Pirates
Sep 24, 1982
Shairon Martis vs Jeff Karstens...
Karstens has never faced the Nationals. Martis has never faced the Pirates...
DC Starting Lineup...(courtest of Washington Post writer Chico Harlan's Nationals Journal post entitled, "Lineups from Nats Park.")
- The Guzzzzz - SS
- Nick "Two-Spot" Johnson - 1B
- THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - 3B
- The Big Walkay - RF(ugh)
- THE HAMMER - LF
- TAWH - CF
- Anderson "Elvis" Hernandez - 2B
- Wil "Blocker" Nieves - C
- Smiley - Starting...
AND NOW...THE LATEST INSTALLMENT OF THE STRASBURG FILES...
"'You have to do it,' Zimmerman said. 'From what everyone is saying, if you are an organization like we are that is young and moving forward, you have to take the best guy available."'I think he is head and shoulders above the rest. You are talking about a guy that could be an impact player from the moment you draft him. If you can add that arm to our good young starting staff, we are pretty much set -- knock on wood -- for a long time.'"
"'I don’t see that in this year’s draft,' Rizzo said. 'It’s such an acclimation process for a pitcher to go through, and it’s so very, very difficult, I just can’t see someone doing it.'”
Check the NatCast if you're heading to Nationals Park...
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