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GameThread: Washington Nationals At Chicago Cubs - Game 127 Of 162. The Triumphant Return Of Mr. National Himself, LIVAN HERNANDEZ!!!!!

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Washington Nationals
@ Chicago Cubs

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2009, 8:05 PM EDT
Wrigley Field

Livan Hernandez vs Rich Harden

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.

?'s For The DC Faithful...

Which Are You Feeling More? 1) Sad To See Balester Demoted? 2) Happy To Have Livan BACK??!!

• Who Else Is Going To Arizona To Watch Storen, Strasburg, Marrero, Norris and Espinosa?

• Two Straight In Wrigley?

• Are Dukes And Hammer Officially Hot Again?

• Seriously? Livan's Back?

DC Starting Lineup...(when it's announced)

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Today's Starting Pitchers Ar---LIVAN'S BACK!!! LIVAN'S BACK!!!! MR.NATIONAL!! MR. NATIONAL!!!! LIVAN HERNANDEZ WANTS TO SHOW YOU HIS FASTBALL!!!! (ed. note - Just don't look at the hat, alright?!!")


Rich Harden

#40 / Pitcher / Chicago Cubs

6-1

195

L

R

Nov 30, 1981

'09 Stats - (8-7, 4.04 ERA), 21 GS, 118.0 IP, 98 H, 59 R, 53 ER, 21 HR, 50 BB, 138 K's, 1.25 WHIP, ERA+ = 109, 3.8 BB/9, 10.5 K/9, 2.76 K/BB, .225 BAA.

vs DC - (2-0, 0.69 ERA), 2 GS, 13.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 HR, 0 BB, 18 K's, 0.38 WHIP, .114 BAA.

Origin Story - Oakland Athletics' 17th Round pick, 510th overall in 2000. 7/8/08 - Traded to Chicago Cubs w/ RHP Chad Gaudin for RHP Josh Donaldson, RHP Sean Gallagher, OF Matt Murton and OF Eric Patterson.



Livan Hernandez

#61 / Pitcher / New York Mets

6-2

245

R

R

Feb 20, 1975

'09 Stats - (7-8, 5.47 ERA), 23 GS, 135.0 IP, 164 H, 83 R, 82 ER, 16 HR, 51 BB, 75 K's, 1.59 WHIP, ERA+ = 77, 3.4 BB/9, 5.0 K/9, 1.47 K/BB, .312 BAA.

vs CHC - (10-6, 4.02 ERA), 1 CG, 127.2 IP, 130 H, 64 R, 57 ER, 17 HR, 43 BB, 81 K's, 1.36 WHIP, .265 BAA.

Origin Story - 1/13/96 - Signed by Florida Marlins as FA. 7/25/99 - Traded To SF Giants for (RHP) Nate Bump and (RHP)Jason Grilli. 3/24/03 - Traded by SF Giants to Montreal Expos w/ IF/C Edwards Guzman for (RHP) Jim Brower and (LHP)Matt Blank.** 8/7/06 - Traded by Washington Nationals to Arizona Diamondbacks for (LHP) Matt Chico and (RHP Garrett Mock. 2/12/08 - Signed as FA with Minnesota. 8/6/08 - Claimed off waivers by Colorado. 2/14/09 - Signed as a FA with the NYM. 8/26/09 - Signs With Washington Nationals!!!!!!!!!


The Cubs vs Livan...

Jeff Baker - 3 for 4, .750 AVG, 2 2B.

Milton Bradley - 3 for 20, .150 AVG, 1 HR, 4 RBI's.

* Marquis Grissom (DC's 1st Base Coach) - 15 for 53, .283 AVG, 2 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI's.

Derrek Lee - 8 for 33, .242 AVG, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBI's.

Aramis Ramirez - 10 for 26, 3 2B, 4 HR's, 9 RBI's.

* Ryne Sandberg - 1 for 3, .333 AVG.

Alfonso Soriano - 3 for 12, .250 AVG.

The Nationals vs Harden...

Ronnie Belliard - 1 for 7, .143 AVG.

Adam Dunn - 0 for 4, .000 AVG.

Alberto Gonzalez - 2 for 2, 1.000 AVG, 1 2B.

Cristian Guzman - 0 for 8, .000 AVG.

Willie Harris - 0 for 8, .000 AVG.

Nyjer Morgan - 4 for 7, .571 AVG.

Josh Willingham - 0 for 3, .000 AVG.

Ryan Zimmerman - 0 for 6, .000 AVG, 5 K's.

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

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