Saturday, Jun 27, 2009, 7:05 PM EDT
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Shairon Martis vs Jeremy Guthrie
Partly cloudy. Game time temperature around 85.
?'s For The DC Faithful...
• Will Hanrahan Be On The Roster When The Game Starts Tonight?
• Who Are You Sending Out For Olsen? Stammen, Detwiler, Martis?
• I Said Detwiler Would Be The One To Go Due To His Age/Experience...Argue With Me?
• Trade Milledge? That Talk Again?
• Where'd Adam Dunn's Power Go?
DC Starting Lineup...
- TAWH - CF
- The Guzzzzz - DH
- THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!!! - 3B
- Adam Dunn - 1B
- The Hammer - LF
- The Bard - C
- Ronnie B. - 2B
- AK - RF
- Alberto "The General" Gonzalez - SS
- Smarty - Starting
Today's Starting Pitchers Are Going To Stare At You Now...(Martis Has A Serious Stare Working)...
#46 / Pitcher / Baltimore Orioles
Apr 08, 1979
'09 Stats - (5-7, 5.09 ERA), 15 GS, 86.2 IP, 94 H, 55 R, 49 ER, 17 HR's, 25 BB, 55 K's, 1.37 WHIP, .272 BAA.
vs DC - (0-1, 1.29 ERA), 4 GS, 28.0 IP, 17 H, 4 ER, 1 HR, 8 BB, 19 K's, 0.89 WHIP, .177 BAA.
Origin Story - Drafted by Cleveland Indians, 1st Round pick, No. 22 overall in 2002. 1/29/07 Selected off waivers from Indians by Baltimore Orioles.
#39 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals
Mar 30, 1987
'09 Stats - (5-2, 5.13 ERA), 14 GS, 80.2 IP, 77 H, 48 R, 46 ER, 9 HR, 36 BB, 30 K's, 1.40 WHIP, .252 BAA.
vs Baltimore - (0-0, 7.50 ERA) 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 1 HR, 2 BB, 2 K's, 1.50 WHIP, .269 BAA.
Origin Story - 2/10/04 Signed As An Amateur Free Agent with San Francisco Giants. 7/28/06 - Traded To Washington Nationals for LHP Mike Stanton.
More On The Pitchers...
Shairon Martis is coming off a rough start which saw the Nationals' 22-year old right-hander allow 8 hits and 6 ER in 5.0 IP last Sunday at home against Toronto. Martis is now winless since May 13th when he beat the SF Giants on the road in AT&T Park. Though he's yet to win in 4 June starts, Martis actually put up better numbers than he did when he was winning early this season. In his last 23.0 IP, Martis has allowed 18 hits and 10 ER, 2 HR's and in the one category in which he's struggled, 13 walks as opposed to just 4 K's. Compare Martis 3.91 June ERA, his 1.35 WHIP and .217 BAA to his numbers in April, where the rookie right-hander was (2-0) in 4 starts with a 6.20 ERA, 1.72 WHIP and a .312 BAA and you start to think this may be all Martis' fault...The Baltimore Orioles are 1-5 in Jeremy Guthrie's last six starts, with Guthrie (1-3). In June, Guthrie's posted a 5.85 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP and a .268 BAA in 20.0 IP in which he's allowed 22 hits, 16 R, 13 ER, 4 HR's and 4 BB while collecting 10 K's.
LINKS AND LINKS AND...
By the time Ross Detwiler and Joel Hanrahan were finished with their respective workdays last evening, the Nats' chances were basically finished, too. Detwiler (5+ IP, 9 H, 5 ER) couldn't keep his pitches down in the zone.
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