@ Pittsburgh Pirates
Friday, Jul 31, 2009, 7:05 PM EDT
John Lannan vs Ross Ohlendorf
Partly cloudy. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.
?'s For The DC Faithful...
• Are You Happy With The Job "Acting DC GM Mike Rizzo Did Today?
• Dunn's In At First Tonight...Yeah?
• Be Honest, Had Any Of You Heard Of Any Of The Prospects Acquired Before Today?
• Who Gets The Call To Replace Joe Beimel On The Roster? How About Johnson?
• Did The Washington Nationals Get Better Today?
DC Starting Lineup...(courtesy of Washington Post writer Chico Harlan).
- Nyjer Morgan - CF
- The Guzzzz - SS
- THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - 3B
- The Big Replacement - 1B
- The Hammer - RF
- TAWH - LF
- The Bard - C
- Alberto "The General" Gonzalez - 2B
- John "Cool Hand" Lannan - Eating 40 Eggs.
FOXSports.com Reporting Florida Marlins Acquire Washington Nationals' First Baseman Nick Johnson....
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#49 / Pitcher / Pittsburgh Pirates
Aug 08, 1982
'09 Stats - (8-8, 4.51 ERA), 20 GS, 117.2 IP, 121 H, 61 R, 59 ER, 15 HR, 34 BB, 64 K's, 1.32 WHIP, ERA+ = 90, 2.6 BB/9, 4.9 K/BB, 1.08 K/BB, .276 BAA.
vs DC - (1-0), 1 GS, 5.0 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 2 HR, 3 BB, 1 K, 9.00 ERA, 1.80 WHIP, .316 BAA.
Origin Story - Arizona Diamondbacks' 4th Round pick, 116th overall in 2004. 1/9/07 - Traded by D-Backs to the New York Yankees w/ RHP Steven Jackson, IF Alberto Gonzalez, RHP Luis Vizcaino for Randy Johnson. 7/26/08 - Traded by NY Yankees to Pittsburgh Pirates w/ RHP Daniel McCutchen, OF Jose Tobata and RHP Jeff Karstens for RHP Damaso Marte and OF Xavier Nady.
John "Cool Hand" Lannan
#31 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals
Sep 27, 1984
'09 Stats - (7-7, 3.25 ERA), 21 GS, 2 CG, 135.2 IP, 136 H, 56 R, 49 ER, 13 HR, 41 BB, 55 K's, 1.30 WHIP, ERA+ = 132, 2/7 BB/9, 3.6 K/9, 1.34 K/BB, .266 BAA.
vs PIT - (0-2, 4.50 ERA), 3 GS, 16.0 IP, 20 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 2 HR, 4 BB, 8 K's, 1.50 WHIP, .294 BAA.
Origin Story - Washington Nationals' 11th Round pick, 324th overall in 2005.
LINKS AND LINKS AND...
• Nats part ways with Johnson, Beimel | nationals.com: News - Bill Ladson
A baseball source has confirmed that Nationals left-hander Joe Beimel has been traded to the Rockies for two Minor League pitchers. Washington also dealt Nick Johnson to the Marlins for pitching prospect Aaron Thompson.
• Pirates' Sanchez headed to Giants; Milledge to be called up - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Rob Biertempfel
The Pirates traded Freddy Sanchez, a three-time All-Star second baseman, to the San Francisco Giants for Double-A pitcher Tim Alderson on Wednesday.
• NATIONALS NEWS NETWORK: "Johnson, Beimel Traded at Non-Waiver Deadline" - Dave Nichols
The Washington Nationals announced they have traded 1B Nick Johnson to the Florida Marlins for minor league left-handed starter Aaron Thompson.
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