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Washington Nationals
@ Baltimore Orioles

Sunday, Jun 28, 2009, 1:35 PM EDT
Oriole Park at Camden Yards

John Lannan vs David Hernandez

Partly cloudy. Game time temperature around 80.

?'s For The DC Faithful...

Lannan's Got Us Here, Right? Not Gonna Get Swept Again?

• If Austin Kearns And Ronnie Belliard Are In The Starting Lineup I'll...I'll...Probably Just Watch Anyway...You?

• Which Reliever Goes? Is Craig Stammen The Next Stopper?

• Is It Me, Or Is "Judge" Reimold More Impressive Than Wieters Right Now?

• What Happened To Dunn Hitting Home Runs?

DC Starting Lineup...(courtesy of the Washington Post's Chico Harlan)

  1. TAWH - CF
  2. The Guzzzzz - SS
  3. Nick "Zim's-Spot" Johnson - 1B
  4. THE KIDS CALL HIM CLEAN-UP!!!! - 3B
  5. The Big Walky - DHBD
  6. The Hammer - LF (But Really a DH Now)
  7. Elijah SSSSSUPER DUKESSSSSS - RF
  8. Anderson "Elvis" Hernandez - 2B
  9. Wil "Blocker" Nieves - C
  10. John "Cool Hand" Lannan - Eating 40 Eggs

LINKS:

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TODAY'S STARTING PITCHER IS GOING TO STARE AT YOU NOW...


David Hernandez

#63 / Pitcher / Baltimore Orioles

6-3

215

R

R

May 13, 1985

'09 Stats - (1-1, 3.95 ERA), 3 G, 2 GS, 13.2 IP, 19 H, 6 ER, 5 BB, 1.76 WHIP, .328 BAA.

vs DC - N/A

Origin Story - Selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 16th Round, 483rd overall in 2005.



John Lannan

#31 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-4

225

L

L

Sep 27, 1984

'09 Stats - (4-5, 3.44 ERA), 15 GS, 91.2 IP, 91 H, 41 R, 35 ER, 12 HR, 34 BB, 45 K's, 1.36 WHIP, .261 BAA.

vs Baltimore - (1-1, 3.65 ERA), 2 GS, 12.1 IP, 11 H, 8 R, 5 ER, 2 HR, 2 BB, 6 K's, 1.05 WHIP, .229 BAA.

Origin Story - Selected by the Washington Nationals in the 11th Round, 324th overall in 2005.


- The Washington Nationals are 3-1 in Lannan's 4 June starts, with Lannan (2-0) with a 1.82 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP and a .210 BAA in his last 29.2 IP. (2-5) away from Nationals Park, Lannan's also (0-2) in day games this season.

Lannan vs The Orioles...

Aubrey Huff - 1 for 6, 1.67 ERA, 1 RBI.

Adam Jones - 3 for 5, .600 AVG.

Nick Markakis - 0 for 5, .000 AVG.

Melvin Mora - 2 for 6, .333 AVG, 1 2B.

Brian Roberts - 0 for 6, .000 AVG.

Luke Scott - 2 for 4, .500 AVG, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI.

LINKS AND LINKS AND...

• MLB.com's Bill Ladson: All Nats All the Time: Nationals trying to acquire Nyjer Morgan [update]

"Looking to improve their outfield defense, the Nationals are trying to acquire Pirates outfielder Nyjer Morgan, according to a baseball source."

• Trade rumor catches Bucs' Morgan off-guard - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Friday night, a report surfaced that the Pirates might send Nyjer Morgan to the Washington Nationals for outfielder Lastings Milledge.

• Nationals Scouting Outfield Options?: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com's Eddie Schmid

"It seems like the Nats are looking for a young, cost-controlled and speedy outfielder as well as a defensively adept one. Who else comes to mind that might be attainable for the Nationals?"

• Joe Girardi, Eric Wedge top managers who may not be back in 2010 - Jon Heyman

The GM and pitching coach are gone, and Acta's bosses appeared perilously close to axing Acta a couple of weeks back, before the Nats beat the vaunted Yankees in two out of three.

• Washington Times - Ben Goessling - "Nats lose; Stammen to bullpen"

There's not much about the Nationals' 6-3 loss to the Orioles that will distinguish it from the scores of other ...

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