Wednesday, Jul 29, 2009, 8:05 PM EDT
Garrett Mock vs Manny Parra
Clear. Winds blowing out to center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.
?'s For The DC Faithful...
• Why Don't The Nationals Want Mike Rizzo As Their Full-Time GM?
• Is Nick Johnson Going To Be Here On Saturday?
• Did The Phillies Just Lock Up The NL East By Signing Former Expos' Prospect Cliff Lee?
• Will Dunn Hit Another One?
• Who Gets Mock'd Tonight?
DC Starting Lineup...(courtesy of Washington Post writer Chico Harlan)
- NMIMH - CF
- The Guzzzz - SS
- The Hammer - LF
- THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - 3B
- Nick NICK Johnson JOHNSON - 1B
- Ronnie B. - 2B
- AK - RF
- The Bard - C
- MOCK'D - SP
#26 / Pitcher / Milwaukee Brewers
Oct 30, 1982
'09 Stats - (4-8, 6.42 ERA), 16 GS, 82.2 IP, 101 H, 62 R, 59 ER, 10 HR, 48 BB, 71 K's, 1.80 WHIP, ERA+ = 66, 5.2 BB/9, 7.7 K/9, 1.48 K/BB, .299 BAA.
vs DC - (0-0, 5.56 ERA), 2 GS, 11.1 IP, 13 H, 7 ER, 1 HR, 3 BB, 12 K's, 1.41 WHIP, .289 BAA.
Origin Story - Milwaukee Brewers' 26th Round pick, 778th overall in 2001.
#49 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals
Apr 25, 1983
'09 Stats - (0-4, 7.06 ERA), 15 G, 2 GS, 21.1 IP, 33 H, 22 R, 17 ER, 11 BB, 14 K's, 2.03 WHIP, ERA+ = 61, 4.6 BB/9, 5.8 K/9, 1.27 K/BB, .363 BAA.
vs MIL - (0-1, 6.35 ERA), 2 G, 1 GS, 5.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 HR, 5 BB, 10 K's, 1.76 WHIP, .217 BAA.
Origin Story - Arizona Diamondbacks' 3rd Round pick, 86th overall in 2004. 8/7/06 - Traded w/ LHP Matt Chico to the Washington Nationals for RHP Livan Hernandez.
Federal Baseball.com Predicts...The FUTURE!!!
July 16, 2009 - Ed Chigliak, in an article entitled, "SB Nation's Mid-Season NL East Roundtable":
Ed Chigliak (Federal Baseball): I was already laying the groundwork for a Nick Johnson to San Francisco for Jonathan Sanchez rumor since Sanchez was struggling all season and a Johnson deal seems regrettably inevitable, then Sanchez had to go and ruin it with his no-hitter this week. I can't think of an instance of a pitcher with a no-hitter being traded in the same year he threw a no-no...unless you count DC starter (currently Triple A Syracuse starter) Shairon Martis, who threw a rule-shortened no-no in the '06 WBC and was traded to Washington that summer...
The Nationals requested Jonathan Sanchez in a package for Johnson, and that might have been a fair request before Sanchez's no-hitter.
For my next trick, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat...
MASN on DC's General Manager -
"...I also told them I'd heard that Gerry Hunsicker, Senior VP of baseball Operations for the Tampa Bay Rays had been contacted about the (Nationals' GM) job. They'd heard the same thing."
Scouting professional prospects and identifying future major leaguers
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