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Washington Nationals
@ Pittsburgh Pirates

Sunday, Aug 2, 2009, 1:35 PM EDT
PNC Park

Collin Balester vs Paul Maholm

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

?'s For The DC Faithful...

• Swept By The Pirates? Seriously, Don't Let It Happen...

• Willingham At First? I Miss Nick Johnson...

• Is Resting The Donkey A Good Idea After Losing 4-Straight?

• Can Anyone Stop McCutchen?

• 4 Wins, 4 Losses, Should Be Time To Win Again, Right?

DC Starting Lineup...(Courtesy of Washington Post writer Chico Harlan) (UPDATED as of 1:15 pm)

  1. Nyjer Morgan - CF
  2. The Guzzzz - SS
  3. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!!! - 3B
  4. The Hammer 3-Position Player - LF
  5. Elijah SSSSSUPER DUKESSSSS - RF
  6. Ronnie B. - 1B
  7. Alberto "The General" Gonzalez - 2B
  8. Wil "Blocker" Nieves - C
  9. Collin Balester - SP

Complete Coverage >


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Today's Starting Pitchers Are Going To Stare At You Now...


Paul Maholm

#28 / Pitcher / Pittsburgh Pirates

6-2

225

L

L

Jun 25, 1982

'09 Stats - (6-5, 4.70 ERA), 21 GS, 128.1 IP, 144 H, 71 R, 67 ER, 7 HR, 40 BB, 81 K's, 1.43 WHIP, ERA+ = 86, 2.8 BB/9, 5.7 K/9, 2.03 K/BB, .284 BAA.

vs DC - (0-2, 5.23 ERA), 5 GS, 31.0 IP, 40 H, 18 ER, 8 HR, 9 BB, 23 K's, 1.58 WHIP, .313 BAA.

Origin Story - Pittsburgh Pirates' 1st Round pick, 8th Overall in 2003.



Collin Balester

#40 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-5

195

R

R

Jun 06, 1986

'09 Stats - (1-1, 4.00 ERA), 2 GS, 9.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 HR, 1 BB, 5 K's, 1.00 WHIP, .235 BAA.

vs PIT - N/A

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


The Nationals vs Maholm...

Josh Bard - 1 for 6, .167 AVG, 1 RBI.

Ronnie Belliard - 3 for 11, .273 AVG, 2 HR, 2 RBI's.

Elijah Dukes - 1 for 3, .333 AVG, 1 2B.

Adam Dunn - 3 for 28, .107 AVG, 7 BB, 12 K's.

Cristian Guzman - 5 for 10, .500 AVG, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI's.

Austin Kearns - 5 for 18, .278 AVG, 1 2B, 2 RBI's.

Josh Willingham - 1 for 14, .071 AVG.

Ryan Zimmerman - 3 for 13, .231 AVG, 1 RBI.

• After tying a season-high 4-game win streak, the Nationals have dropped 4-straight heading into today's game against the Pirates. Pittsburgh starter Paul Maholm was (1-1) in 5 July starts with the Pirates 3-2 in those outings. In his last two starts, Maholm has allowed 15 hits and 11 ER in 10.2 IP...DC right-hander Collin Balester claimed his first win in two '09 starts last time out, beating the Brewers with 6.0 innings of work on the mound in which he allowed 5 hits and 2 ER.

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