Monday, Aug 24, 2009, 4:35 PM EDT
Yovani Gallardo vs Collin Balester
Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing in from center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.
?'s For The DC Faithful...
• How Aboot Starting A Winning Streak Again?
• Will It Be Good Bally, Or Bad Bally?
• What's Up With Dukes' Thumb?
• TAWH, NMIMH And The HAMMER Left To Right?
• Can The Nationals Win Without Blogger Support?
DC Starting Lineup...
- Nyjer Morgan - CF
- The Guzzzzz - SS
- THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - 3B
- The Big Opposite Field - 1B
- The Hammer - RF
- TAWH - LF
- Alberto "The General" Gonzalez - 2B
- Wil "Blocker" Nieves - C
- Collin Balester - SP
Today's Starting Pitchers Are Going To Stare At You Now...
#40 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals
Jun 06, 1986
'09 Stats - (1-3, 6.75 ERA), 6 GS, 25.1 IP, 29 H, 20 R, 19 ER, 9 HR, 11 BB, 14 K's, 1.58 WHIP, ERA+ = 64, 3.9 BB/9, 5.0 K/9, 1.27 K/BB, .287 BAA.
vs MIL - (1-1, 4.09 ERA), 2 GS, 11.0 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 HR, 1 BB, 7 K's, 1.00 WHIP, .244 BAA.
Origin Story - Montreal Expos' 4th Round pick, 114th overall in 2004.
#49 / Pitcher / Milwaukee Brewers
Feb 27, 1986
'09 Stats - (11-10, 3.56 ERA), 25 GS, 159.1 IP, 125 H, 64 R, 63 ER, 18 HR, 76 BB, 171 K's, 1.26 WHIP, ERA+ = 119, 4.3 BB/9, 9.7 K/9, 2.25 K/BB, .214 BAA.
vs DC - (1-1, 3.00 ERA), 2 GS, 9.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 HR, 1 BB, 13 K's, 0.78 WHIP, .200 BAA.
Origin Story - Milwaukee Brewers' 2nd Round pick, 46th overall in 2004.
MYSTERIES SOLVED, SECRETS REVEALED...
Washington Times' writer Bob Cohn covered the Natosphere's bloggers covering the Nationals yesterday when the Nationals themselves were kind enough to invite a selection of writers behind the scenes before Sunday's game with the same Brewers they play tonight. The story, linked below was printed in the Washington Times this morning:
"The bloggers got to interview Washington Nationals interim manager Jim Riggleman and some of the players and general manager Mike Rizzo and team president Stan Kasten and other team officials. The bloggers got to watch the Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers in their own bloggers suite - 'the first of its kind,' Kasten proudly proclaimed - and, of course, they will blog about all of it."
For A Milwaukee Brewers Fan's Perspective Check Out The SB Nation's Brewers Blog:
• Check The NatCast If You're Heading To Nationals Park.
Michael Wilbon Says: "WAY TO GO NATS!!!