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HOUSTON - APRIL 05:  Members of the San Francisco Giants and the Houston Astros stand on the field during pre-game activites on Opening Day at Minute Maid Park on April 5, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
HOUSTON - APRIL 05: Members of the San Francisco Giants and the Houston Astros stand on the field during pre-game activites on Opening Day at Minute Maid Park on April 5, 2010 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Washington Nationals
@ Houston Astros

Tuesday, Jun 1, 2010, 8:05 PM EDT
Minute Maid Park

Craig Stammen vs Brett Myers

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to center field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 90.

DC Starting Lineup:

  1. The Guzzzzzzzz - 2B
  2. NMISMH - Nyjer Morgan - CF
  3. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - 3B (Word.)
  4. The Big 3-Run Double - 1B
  5. The Hammer Josh Willingham - LF
  6. Ian "The Future" Desmond - SS
  7. Roger "The Flying" Bernandina - RF
  8. Wil "Blocker" Nieves - C
  9. Craig Stammen - Bullpen Bound Starter?

LINKS:

Washington Nationals: Stephen Strasburg, Drew Storen, Bryce Harper.
MLB.com's Bill Ladson: DC GM Mike Rizzo Says June 8th For Stephen Strasburg's Debut.
Game 52: Texas-sized blowout

Complete Coverage >


• For A Houston Astros Fan's Perspective, Check Out The SB Nation's Astros Site: The Crawfish Boxes.

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


Brett Myers

#39 / Pitcher / Houston Astros

6-4

240

R

R

Aug 17, 1980

'09 Stats - (4-3), 18 G, 10 GS, 70.2 IP, 4.84 ERA, ERA+, 6.14 FIP, 23 BB (2.93 BB/9), 50 K's (6.37 K/9), 1.37 WHIP.

'10 Stats - (3-3), 10 GS, 67.0 IP, 73 H, 27 R, 24 ER, 6 HR's, 23 BB (.3.09 BB/9), 49 K's (6.58 K/9), 1.43 WHIP.

vs DC - (10-9), 4 SV, 33 G, 22 GS, 1 CG, 1 SO, 146.1 IP, 150 H, 72 R, 68 ER, 17 HR, 43 BB (2.64 BB/9), 121 K's (7.44 K/9), 4.18 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, .264 BAA.



Craig Stammen

#35 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-3

200

R

R

Mar 09, 1984

'09 Stats - (9-13), 29 G, 159.0 IP, 5.21 ERA, ERA+ = 82, 5.29 FIP, 59 BB (3.34 BB/9), 107 K's (6.06 K/9), 1.43 WHIP.

'10 Stats - (1-2) 10 GS, 54.2 IP, 5.60 ERA, ERA+ = 75, 4.54 FIP, 13 BB (2.14 BB/9), 26 K's (4.28 K/9), 1.41 WHIP.

vs DC - (1-0), 1 GS, 1 CG, 9.0 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K's, 2.00 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, .257 BAA.


• Nats vs Myers:

Adam Dunn - 3 for 22, .136 AVG, 1 2B, 2 HR's, 3 RBI's, 6 BB, 8 K's.

Cristian Guzman - 10 for 29, .345 AVG, 1 RBI.

Willie Harris - 0 for 14, .000 AVG.

Adam Kennedy - 0 for 6, .000 AVG.

Michael Morse - 1 for 2, .500 AVG, 1 2B, 1 RBI.

Josh Willingham - 7 for 20, .350 AVG, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR's, 5 RBI's, 1 BB, 5 K's.

Ryan Zimmerman - 13 for 36, .361 AVG, 5 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR's, 14 RBI's, 5 BB, 6 K's.

LINKS:

NBC Washington - Lindsay Czarniak - "Nats GM Rizzo Caught Scouting Bug From Dad"

"Nats GM Rizzo Caught Scouting Bug From Dad Over lunch at the ballpark, Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo talks about his passion for the game and his father's."

"What's it like to be Bryce Harper?" - MLB - Yahoo! Sports - Tim Brown

"'What we don’t know about Bryce Harper,' his baseball coach at College of Southern Nevada, Tim Chambers, said Monday, 'is what it’s like to be Bryce Harper. Nobody could know.'"

• Mr. Wilbon? Way To Go Nats!!!

• Who's Watching The Nationals?