Sunday, Jul 19, 2009, 1:35 PM EDT
Kevin Hart vs Garrett Mock
Mostly sunny. Winds blowing in from center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.
?'s For The DC Faithful...
• Which Of The Two Starters Returning From Triple-A Will Get The Win?
• How Long Do You See Garrett Mock Hanging On To A Spot In The Rotation?
• Who Gets The Call To Replace Scott Olsen If He's Out For An Extended Period? (Already Answered Below)
• When's Eljah Dukes Coming Back?
• Think Anderson Hernandez Is Back At Second Today?
DC Starting Lineup:(Courtesy of Washington Post writer Chico Harlan)
- Nyjer Morgan - CF
- Nick "Two-Spot" Johnson - 1B
- THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!!! - 3B
- The Big Walky - LF
- The Hammer - RF
- The Bard - C
- Ronnie B. - 2B
- Alberto "The General" Gonzalez - SS
- Garrett Mock - SP
Today's Starting Pitchers Are Going To Stare At You Now...
#4 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals
Apr 25, 1983
'09 Stats - (0-2, 6.92 ERA), 13 G, 13.0 IP, 16 H, 10 ER, 8 BB, 6 K's, 1.84 WHIP, 5.5 BB/9, 4.2 K/9, .308 BAA.
vs CHC - (0-0, 5.40 ERA), 1 G, 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 HR, 2 K's, 0.60 WHIP, .167 BAA.
Origin Story - Drafted By Arizona Diamondbacks with the 86th pick of the 3rd Round of the 2004 MLB Draft. (ed. note - "Two picks after the Montreal Expos selected SS Ian Desmond.") 8/7/06 - Traded by D-Backs to Nationals w/ (LHP) Matt Chico for (RHP) Livan Hernandez.
#22 / Pitcher / Chicago Cubs
Dec 29, 1982
'09 Stats - (0-1, 1.69 ERA), 5 G, 1 GS, 10.2 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 HR, 10 BB, 4 K's, 1.59 WHIP, 8.4 BB/9, 3.4 K/9, .194 BAA.
vs DC - N/A
Origin Story - Baltimore Orioles' 11th Round pick, 319th overall in 2004. 12/7/06 - PTBNL In Trade With Chicago Cubs Sending Freddy Bynum To Baltimore.
-- After Randy Wells replaced Ted Lilly last night, the Cubs called RHP Kevin Hart back up to take Wells' scheduled start in the Sunday finale in Nationals Park. The Nationals counter with former starter, reliever, closer-for-a-minute and now starter again, Garrett Mock, who returns to DC after an 8-game stint with the Syracuse Chiefs over which he allowed 25 H, 2 HR and 8 ER in 47.1 IP. Kevin Hart was called up in late June to work out of the pen, and then sent down to Triple-A Iowa after his first start of the season against Atlanta on July 8th...
This Day In Washington Baseball History - (The Continuing Attempt To Educate A Montreal Fan About DC Baseball History...)
July 19, 1915: The Washington Senators broke a three game losing streak with an 11-4 win over the Cleveland Indians. In the game, the Senators set a record that stands to this day when they managed to steal 8 bases in one inning (the 1st) off Indians' catcher Steve O'Neil. According to the Baseball Almanac, the record stands to this day, though it was tied four years later by the Philadelphia Philliles, who stole 8 in the 9th against the NY Giants.
Let's start the day with a little news. NJ legend J.D. Martin, who has pitched with Class AAA Syracuse all season, will make his major league debut tomorrow against the Mets...
Recap of the Cubs' 6-5 win over the Nationals on Saturday, July 18.
Check the NatCast if you're heading to Nationals Park...
• For A Cubs Fan's Perspective, Check Out The SBN's Chicago Cubs Blog:
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