@ Washington Nationals
Wednesday, Aug 5, 2009, 7:05 PM EDT
Rick VandenHurk vs John Lannan
Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.
?'s For The DC Faithful...
• Have We Seen The Last Of Austin Kearns In A Nationals Uniform?
• Australia's Favorite Outfielder Jorge Padilla? A 29-Year-Old Rookie?
• Four-Straight? Can The Nationals Win Two In A Row Against Florida?
• Is Anyone Else Thrilled That Elijah Dukes Is Back And Contributing?
• Does Seeing Nick Johnson In A Fish Uniform Make Anyone Else Uncomfortable?
DC Starting Lineup...(courtesy of MLB.com's Bill Ladson)
- Nyjer Morgan - CF
- The Guzzzzz - SS
- THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - 3B
- The Big Opposite Field - 1B
- The Hammer - LF
- Elijah SSSSSUPER DUKESSSSS - RF
- Ronnie B. - 2B
- Wil "Blocker" Nieves - C
- John "Cool Hand" Lannan - Eating 40 Eggs.
Nick Johnson's Return To DC Spoiled By Adam Dunn & The Upstart Nationals!!!! Washington Nationals 6, Florida Marlins 4.
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Today's Starting Pitcher Are Going To Stare At You Now...
#31 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals
Sep 27, 1984
'09 Stats - (7-8, 3.41 ERA), 22 GS, 2 CG, 142.2 IP, 145 H, 61 R, 54 ER, 14 HR, 42 BB, 58 K's, 1.31 WHIP, ERA+ = 126, 2.6 BB/9, 3.7 K/9, 1.38 K/BB, .268 BAA.
vs FLA - (0-1, 6.75 ERA), 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 3 HR, 1 BB, 9 K's, 1.07 ERA, .250 BAA.
Origin Story - Washington Nationals' 11th Round pick, 324th overall in 2005.
#56 / Pitcher / Florida Marlins
May 22, 1985
'09 Stats - (1-0, 2.65 ERA), 3 GS, 17.0 IP, 14 H, 5 ER, 2 HR, 6 BB, 16 K's, 1.18 WHIP.
vs DC - (0-1, 10.13 ERA), 1 GS, 5.1 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 1 HR, 1 BB, 6 K's, 1.69 WHIP, .348 BAA.
Origin Story - Signed With Florida Marlins As An Amateur Free Agent In 2002.
John Lannan vs The Fish...
John Baker - 2 for 4, .500 AVG, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI's.
Jorge Cantu - 2 for 5, .400 AVG, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI's.
Jeremy Hermida - 1 for 4, .250 AVG, 1 HR, 1 RBI.
Hanley Ramirez - 1 for 4, .250 AVG, 1 2B, 1 RBI.
Eric SanInocencio Of Baseball Daily Digest...With A Mystery?
Some of you who have been around here for a while might remember Eric SanInocencio of Baseball Daily Digest from the great interviews he's done with DC's '08 First Round Draft pick Aaron Crow and the Nationals' '09 #1 overall pick Stephen Strasburg before Strasburg had started the '09 campaign with SDSU. Mr. SanInocencio sent me a link yesterday to an article he published recently that I thought you might find interesting. Here's a quick description of a player Mr. SanInocencio came across while playing college ball, see if you can guess who it is...(the link to the article is after the quote):
"...Let these numbers sink in for a moment. .489 batting average, 15 home runs, .863 slugging percentage, and a 43-to-30 walk to strikeout ratio. For those without a calculator handy, that made for a .585 on-base percentage, and an overall OPS of 1.448. Despite the level of competition, that’s amazing. To top it all off, he stole 27 bases, so you couldn’t even intentionally walk him. All this as a shortstop. Wow."
• Eric SanInocencio's article entitled, "Yes, That J - - - - - - - - - - - - -."
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