Saturday, Jul 10, 2010, 7:05 PM EDT
Jonathan Sanchez vs Craig Stammen
Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.
DC Starting Lineup:
- J-Max Justin Maxwell - CF
- The Guzzzzzzzz - 2B
- THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - 3B
- The Big Opposite Field - 1B
- The Hammer Josh Willingham - LF
- Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez - C
- Michael "The Code" Morse - RF
- Ian "The Future" Desmond - SS
- Craig Stammen - SP
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• Today's Starting Pitchers Are Going To Stare At You Now:
#35 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals
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 - (2-3), 14 GS, 77.0 IP, 5,73 ERA, ERA+ = 72, 4.48 FIP, 21 BB (2.45 BB/9), 38 K's (4.44 K/9), 1.48 WHIP.
vs SFG - (0-0), 2 GS, 12.1 IP, 12 H, 8 R, 6 ER, 2 HR, 4 BB, 1 K, 4.38 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, .250 BAA.
#57 / Pitcher / San Francisco Giants
Nov 19, 1982
'09 Stats - (8-12), 32 G, 29 GS, 163.1 IP, 4.24 ERA, ERA+ = 103, 4.17 FIP, 88 BB (4.59 BB/9), 177 K's (9.75 K/9), 1.37 WHIP.
'10 Stats - (7-6), 17 GS, 100.0 IP, 3.15 ERA, ERA+ = 137, 3.86 FIP, 51 BB (4.59 BB/9), 98 K's (8.82 K/9), 1.27 WHIP.
vs DC - (1-1), 5 G, 2 GS, 15.2 IP, 14 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 HR, 5 BB, 14 K's, 3.45 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, .250 BAA.
"He does not like to talk about hype. Not talk about it, not revel in it, not even acknowledge it. In the bubble Strasburg has created for himself and his handlers – or are they enablers? – have nurtured, he coolly denies that there might be something going on outside the world in which he pitches every five days for the Washington Nationals."
"Stephen Strasburg: 'Obviously you don't want the hitter to shrink the plate cause it's a lot harder to pitch, so it's for different teams. I got away with it early on and guys started squaring me up a little bit more, you've got to command both sides of the plate.'"
• Riggleman Pregame Quotes:
On Justin Maxwell: "I think [Justin Maxwell] did a good job in right when he was here, but I think he's probably a natural center fielder."
On What He Wants To See From Maxwell This Time Around: "When Justin was here earlier, one thing he did was against left-handed pitching he got on base a lot. He was walking a lot, and he's done the same thing in Triple-A, he's gotten on base, he draws walks, he can run, so I just want him to continue doing what he's doing and just continue to try to make progress with the bat. All of the other aspects of the game, he's got it figured out. He just needs to become a big league hitter and he's working very hard to do it."
Justin Maxwell At Triple-A: 55 G - .296/.400/.454, .854 OPS, 13 2B, 6 HR's, 18 RBI's.
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