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WASHINGTON - JUNE 08:  Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches the first pitch of the game to Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park on June 8, 2010 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - JUNE 08: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches the first pitch of the game to Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park on June 8, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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Pittsburgh Pirates
@ Washington Nationals

Thursday, Jun 10, 2010, 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Zach Duke vs Livan Hernandez

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

DC Starting Lineup:

  1. The Guzzzzzzz - 2B
  2. Ian "Two-Spot" Desmond - SS
  3. The Big Back-To-Back - 1B
  4. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!!! - 3B (Word.)
  5. The Hammer Josh Willingham - LF
  6. Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez - C
  7. Michael Morse - RF
  8. Roger "The Flying" Bernadina - CF
  9. Mr. National Himself Livan Hernandez - SSP (Slow Starting PItching)

LINKS:

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• For A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan's Perspective, Check Out The SB Nation's: Bucs Dugout.

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


Livan Hernandez

#61 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-2

245

R

R

Feb 20, 1975

'09 Stats - (9-12), 31 GS, 183.2 IP, 5.44 ERA, ERA+ = 76, 4.44 FIP, 67 BB (3.28 BB/9), 102 K's (5.00 K/9), 1.56 WHIP.

'10 Stats - (4-3), 11 GS, 73.0 IP, 2.22 ERA, 4.48 FIP, 23 BB (2.84 BB/9), 30 K's (3.70 K/9), 63 H, 19 R, 18 ER, 7 HR, 1.18 WHIP.

vs PIT - (4-4), 14 GS, 82.2 IP, 104 H, 52 R, 47 ER, 9 HR, 24 BB (2.61 BB/9), 55 K's (5.99 K/9), 5.12 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, .315 BAA.



Zach Duke

#57 / Pitcher / Pittsburgh Pirates

6-2

205

L

L

Apr 19, 1983

'09 Stats - (11-16), 32 GS, 213.0 IP, 4.06 ERA, ERA+ = 102, 4.24 FIP, 49 BB (2.07 BB/9), 106 K's (4.48 K/9), 1.32 WHIP.

'10 Stats - (3-6), 12 GS, 69.2 IP, 5.43 ERA, 4.76 FIP, 23 BB (2.97 BB/9), 45 K's (5.89 K/9), 95 H, 47 R, 42 ER, 10 HR, 1.69 WHIP.

vs DC - (1-1), 4 GS, 24.2 IP, 29 H, 15 R, 14 ER, 2 HR, 11 BB (4.01 BB/9), 8 K's (2.92 K/9), 5.11 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, .296 BAA.


• Nats vs Duke:

Adam Dunn - 5 for 11, .455 AVG, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI's, 3 BB, 5 K's.

Cristian Guzman - 1 for 7, .167 AVG.

Wil Nieves - 1 for 1, 1.000 AVG.

Josh Willingham - 2 for 5, .400 AVG.

Ryan Zimmerman - 3 for 10, .300 AVG, 1 2B.

• LINKS:

SBNation.com - Jeff Sullivan - "Five Numbers: Stephen Strasburg's Professional Track Record, Derek Jeter's Troubling Trend, And More" - SBNation.com

"We all saw it. We all saw what Stephen Strasburg did. His wasn't only perhaps the most incredible debut in Major League history; it was one of the most impressive and dominant pitching performances I've ever seen. I wouldn't put it at number one on the list, but the fact that it even merits consideration says all that needs to be said about what Strasburg did to the poor, underprepared Pittsburgh Pirates."

What Strasburg Means, Redux | - Alex Remington - FanGraphs Baseball

"Stephen Strasburg isn’t overvalued or undervalued: his 100 mile-an-hour-heat is exactly as blistering as it appears to the naked eye, and his knee-buckling hook is just as devastating as Lastings Milledge thinks it is."

• Mr. Wilbon? Way To Go Nats!!!

• Who's Watching The Nationals?