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Washington Nationals
@ Cincinnati Reds

Thursday, Aug 13, 2009, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Collin Balester vs Bronson Arroyo

Mostly clear. Winds blowing in from left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

?'s For The DC Faithful...

• Can Adam Dunn Hit One Out Of The Park?

• Are We Going To Have To Hear Any Of Arroyo's Music?

• Has Stephen Strasburg Signed Yet?

• Why Always Streaks? Lose 4, Win 8, Lose 2 So Far...

• Good Balester Or Bad Balester Tonight?

DC Starting Lineup...(Lineups By Tony Plush Courtesy Of The Washington Post's Chico Harlan - A Must READ)

  1. Nyjer Morgan - CF
  2. The Guzzzzz - SS
  3. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!!! - 3B
  4. The Big Opposite Field - 1B
  5. The Hammer - LF
  6. Elijah SSSSUPER DUKESSSS - RF
  7. The Immortal Bard - C
  8. Alberto "The General" Gonzalez - 2B
  9. Collin Balester - Author Of Bally's Blog.

LINKS:

Is Mike Rizzo Still Under Consideration As The Washington Nationals Search For A New GM. (Collected)
Waiver Guzman? What the H____?
Washington Nationals = heaven? A Jorge Padilla story

Complete Coverage >


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TODAY'S STARTING PITCHERS ARE GOING TO STARE AT YOU NOW...


Bronson Arroyo

#61 / Pitcher / Cincinnati Reds

6-5

195

R

R

Feb 24, 1977

'09 - (10-11, 5.04 ERA), 23 GS, 2 CG, 144.2 IP, 159 H, 88 R, 81 ER, 25 HR, 52 BB, 82 K's, 1.46 WHIP, ERA+ = 88, 3.2 BB/9, 5.1 K/9, 1.58 K/BB, .282 BAA.

vs DC - (2-1, 4.56 ERA), 5 GS, 25.2 IP, 25 H, 13 ER, 2 HR, 11 BB, 22 K's, 1.40 WHIP, .245 BAA.

Origin Story - Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 3rd Round, 69th overall in 1995. 2/4/03 - Selected Off Waiver by the Boston Red Sox. 3/20/06 - Traded by the Red Sox to the Cincinnati Reds For OF Wily Mo Pena.



Collin Balester

#40 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-5

195

R

R

Jun 06, 1986

'09 Stats - (1-1, 5.21 ERA), 4 GS, 19.0 IP, 21 H, 12 R, 11 ER, 6 HR, 4 BB, 11 K's, 1.31 WHIP, .284 BAA.

vs CIN - (1-1, 4.91 ERA), 2 GS, 11.0 IP, 10 H, 6 ER, 2 HR, 5 BB, 8 K's, 1.36 WHIP, .244 BAA.

Origin Story - Montreal Expos' 4th Round pick, 114th overall in 2004.


The Nationals vs Arroyo...

Josh Bard - 1 for 7, .143 AVG.

Ronnie Belliard - 2 for 16, .125 AVG, 1 2B, 2 RBI's.

Elijah Dukes - 1 for 3, .333 AVG.

Adam Dunn - 0 for 2, .000 AVG.

Cristian Guzman - 2 for 7, .286 AVG.

Willie Harris - 5 for 16, .313 AVG, 5 K's.

Nyjer Morgan - 2 for 4, .500 AVG.

Josh Willingham - 2 for 3, .667 AVG, 1 2B.

Ryan Zimmerman - 3 for 9, .333 AVG, 1 2B, 1 RBI.

For A Cincinnati Reds Fan's Perspective, Check Out The SB Nation's Reds Blog:

Red Reporter

Michael Wilbon Says: "WAY TO GO NATS!!!

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