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Washington Nationals
@ St. Louis Cardinals

Friday, Aug 28, 2009, 8:15 PM EDT
Busch Stadium

John Lannan vs John Smoltz

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

?'s For The DC Faithful...

• So DC Took 2 Of 3 From The Cubs, Can They Beat The NL Central's Leader?

• Can The Nationals Beat Smoltz Like He's Still A Red Sock?

• Does This Whole "Friendliest Fans In Baseball" Thing Bother You?

• Will Washington Be Able To Move On Without Nyjer Morgan?

• Good Lannan? Or Bad Lannan?

DC Starting Lineup...

  1. TAWH - CF
  2. "Pinch Hittin'" Pete Orr - 2B
  3. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!!! - 3B
  4. The Big Opposite Field - 1B
  5. The Hammer - LF
  6. Elijah SSSSSUPER DUKESSSS - RF
  7. The Immortal Bard - C
  8. Alberto "The General" Gonzalez - SS
  9. John "Cool Hand" Lannan - Eating 40 Eggs

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


John Smoltz

#30 / Pitcher / St. Louis Cardinals

6-3

220

R

R

May 15, 1967

'09 Stats - (3-5, 7.40 ERA), 9 GS, 45.0 IP, 62 H, 37 R, 8 HR, 9 BB, 33 K's, 1.58 WHIP, 1.8 BB/9, 8.4 K/9, ERA+ = 63, 4.67 K/BB.

vs DC - (21-13, 2.65 ERA), 17 S, 1 CG, 315.1 IP, 248 H, 103 R, 93 ER, 16 HR, 82 BB, 275 K's, 1.05 WHIP, .217 BAA.

Origin Story - Drafted by the Detroit Tigers with the 574th pick in the 22nd Round of the 1985 Draft. 8/12/07 - Traded by Detroit to Atlanta in exchange for RHP Doyle Alexander. 1/12/09 - Signed as a Free Agent by Boston Red Sox. 1/19/09 - Signs as a Free Agent with St. Louis Cardinals.



John Lannan

#31 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-4

225

L

L

Sep 27, 1984

'09 - (8-9, 4.03 ERA), 26 G, 2 CG, 1 SO, 160.2 IP, 173 H, 80 R, 72 ER, 17 HR, 53 BB, 67 K's, 1.40 WHIP, ERA+ = 107, 3.0 BB/9, 4.6 K/9, 1.26 K/BB.

vs St. Louis - (0-2, 2.84 ERA), 2 GS, 12.2 IP, 11 H, 4 ER, 2 HR, 7 BB, 4 K's, 1.42 WHIP, .239 BAA.

Origin Story - Washington Nationals' 11th Round pick, 324th overall in 2005.


The Nationals vs John Smoltz...

Josh Bard - 2 for 3, .667 AVG, 2 RBI's.

Ronnie Belliard - 3 for 17, .176 AVG, 1 RBI, 5 K's.

Elijah Dukes - 0 for 2, .000 AVG.

Adam Dunn - 2 for 14, .143 AVG, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 4 BB, 10 K's.

Cristian Guzman - 5 for 23, .217 AVG, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI.

Willie Harris - 5 for 8, .1 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI's.

Wil Nieves - 2 for 3, .667 AVG.

Josh Willingham - 4 for 11, .364 AVG, 1 2B, 2 RBI's.

Ryan Zimmerman - 11 for 40, .275 AVG, 4 2B, 2 HR, 9 RBI's, 1 BB, 11 K's.

For A Cardinals Fan's Perspective, Check Out the SB Nation's St. Louis Cardinals Blog:

Viva El Birdos

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

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