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Baltimore Orioles
@ Washington Nationals

Friday, May 21, 2010, 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

David Hernandez vs Scott Olsen

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

DC Starting Lineup:

  1. TAWH - Thrillie Harris - RF
  2. The Guzzzzz - 2B
  3. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - 3B (Word.)
  4. THE BIG LINE DRIVE DOUBLE - 1B
  5. The Hammer Josh Willingham - LF
  6. Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez - C
  7. Roger Bernandina - CF
  8. Ian "The Future" Desmond - SS
  9. Scott Olsen - LHP

LINKS:

Washington Nationals Won't Quit, Drop 10-7 Decision to New York Mets.
First Quarter Report Card
Washington Nationals: Is Roger Bernadina The Answer In Right.

Complete Coverage >


• For A O's Fan's Perspective, Check Out The SB Nation's Baltimore Orioles Blog: Camden Chat.

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


Scott Olsen

#19 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-5

215

L

L

Jan 12, 1984

'09 Stats - (2-4), 11 GS, 62.2 IP, 6.03 ERA, ERA+ = 70, 5.24 FIP, 25 BB (3.59 BB/9), 42 K's (6.03 K/9), 1.72 WHIP.

'10 Stats - (2-1), 7 GS, 40.0 IP, 39 H, 15 R, 14 ER, 2 HR, 11 BB (2.5 BB/9), 31 K's (7.00 K/9), 3.15 ERA, 3.04 FIP.

vs BAL - (0-0), 1 GS, 7.1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 HR, 2 BB, 6 K's, 3.68 ERA, 0.68 WHIP, .125 BAA.



David Hernandez

#29 / Pitcher / Baltimore Orioles

6-2

230

R

R

May 13, 1985

'09 Stats - (4-10), 20 G, 19 GS, 101.1 IP, 5.42 ERA, ERA+ = 70, 6.61 FIP, 18 BB (4.09 BB/9), 79 K's (6.04 K/9), 1.62 WHIP.

'10 Stats - (0-5), 7 GS, 37.0 IP, 38 H, 26 R, 24 ER, 5 HR, 23 BB (5.6 BB/9), 24 K's (5.8 K/9), 5.84 ERA, 5.60 FIP, 1.65 WHIP.

vs DC - (0-1), 1 GS, 5.2 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 1 HR, 3 BB, 3 K's, 4.76 ERA, 1.94 WHIP, .348 BAA.


• Interleague Chatter: Nats' Team President Stan Kasten appeared on Sirius/XM's MLB Network Radio's "Power Alley" with Kevin Kennedy and Jim Duquette, where he was asked for his thoughts on the Mid-Atlantic rivalry between the O's and Nats:

Stan Kasten: "Let me tell you about the Orioles, because I'm a fan of the team and what they're doing and how they're going about it...and the best way I can describe it to you is...Last year through our bad record and all our turmoil, if you were inside the organization, you could see the pieces that were signed to fall into place even though the record wasn't there, and that's exactly what I'm seeing with the Orioles. Yeah, I know they're off to a bad start, for probably a number of reasons, but things are going to fall into place, and I think a year from now, as we get the final rotation that we think we're building put in place over the second half of this year, and as they're youngsters come up, a year from now this is going to be a glamour series with two exciting young successful teams led by very talented young rotations, and again, I think that's "this near" to happen..."

• Jim Riggleman on Nyjer Morgan sitting:

Jim Riggleman: "[Nyjer's sitting to]...Just really let him regroup a little bit. Nyjer's playing hard every night...it's always a combination of things, you know, just let him get some extra work in with [Hitting Coach] Rick Eckstein and just keep developing his game, but also Willie [Harris] is swinging the bat good, it gives me an opportunity to get Willie in the lineup and see if we can carry on the bats Willie gave us last night, carry that into tonight, let him play right field and put Bernie in center and just see if we can create something that way and get Nyjer back in there tomorrow."

• Pregame Reading Material:

• Fangraphs.com: Erik Manning: "Is Bryce Harper Worth The Money?":

"Bryce Harper, hitting prodigy extraordinaire. Dubbed by Sports Illustrated as the baseball’s Lebron James, Harper is the most hyped prospect since, well, Steven Strasburg, who was drafted just last year. Both players have the tools and the results to be considered worthy of such hysteria."

• Mr. Wilbon? Way To Go Nats!!!

• Who's Watching The Nationals?