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ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 31: Members of the St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres line up for the National Anthem on opening day at Busch Stadium on March 31, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 31: Members of the St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres line up for the National Anthem on opening day at Busch Stadium on March 31, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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Washington Nationals
@ St. Louis Cardinals

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011, 2:15 PM EDT
Busch Stadium

John Lannan vs Jake Westbrook

Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing from left to right field at 15-20 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 40.

D.C. Starting Lineup:

  1. Danny "Glover" Espinosa - 2B
  2. Rick "The Arm" Ankiel - CF
  3. The WereWerth - RF
  4. Adam "Slight Tears Don't Hurt" LaRoche - 1B
  5. Ian "Plus Range" Desmond - SS
  6. Laynce "With a 'Y'" Nix - LF
  7. Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez - C
  8. Alex Cora - 3B
  9. John "Cool Hand" Lannan - Eatin' 40 Eggs
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• Tonight's Starting Pitchers Promise They Won't Hit Anyone On Purpose:


Jake Westbrook

#35 / Pitcher / St. Louis Cardinals

6-3

215

R

R

Sep 29, 1977

• 2010 Stats - (10-11), 33 GS, 202.2 IP, 4.22 ERA, ERA+ = 92, 68 BB (3.02 BB/9), 128 K's (5.68 K/9), 1.34 WHIP.

• 2011 Stats - (1-1), 3 GS, 15.1 IP, 7.63 ERA, 6.71 FIP, ERA+ = 52, 11 BB, 8 K's, 2.21 WHIP.

vs D.C. - (1-1), 2 GS, 14.1 IP, 14 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 7 K's, 3.14 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, .269 BAA.



John Lannan

#31 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-4

215

L

L

Sep 27, 1984

• 2010 Stats - (8-8), 25 GS, 143.1 IP, 4.65 ERA, 4.47 FIP, ERA+ = 87, 1.56 WHIP, 49 BB (3.08 BB/9), 71 K's (4.46 K/9).

• 2011 Stats - (1-1), 3 GS, 16.0 IP, 3.38 ERA, 3.31 FIP, ERA+ = 121, 6 BB, 10 K's, 1.50 WHIP.

vs STL - (1-2), 5 GS, 34.1 IP, 28 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 4 HR, 10 BB, 12 K's, 2.36 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, .228 BAA.


• Westbrook vs Washington:

Ian Desmond - 0 for 3, .000 AVG.

Jesus Flores - 1 for 3, .333 AVG, 2 RBI's.

Jerry Hairston - 0 for 5, .000 AVG.

Michael Morse - 0 for 3, .000 AVG.

Laynce Nix - 3 for 6, .500 AVG, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 RBI.

Ivan Rodriguez - 10 for 38, .263 AVG, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI.

Matt Stairs - 5 for 26, .192 AVG, 3 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI's.

Jayson Werth - 2 for 2, 1.000 AVG, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI's.

• Classic Nats vs Westbrook: Dmitri Young - 15 for 29, .517 AVG, 2 2B, 2 HR, 10 RBI's.

• Lannan vs St. Louis:

Lance Berkman - 6 for 13, .462 AVG, 1 2B, 2 RBI's.

David Freese - 1 for 3, .333 AVG.

Matt Holliday - 3 for 11, .273 AVG, 2 2B, 4 BB.

Jon Jay - 0 for 3, .000 AVG.

Gerard Laird - 3 for 3, 1.000 AVG.

Yadier Molina - 4 for 14, .286 AVG, 1 2B.

Albert Pujols - 2 for 11, .182 AVG.

Colby Rasmus - 1 for 5, .200 AVG.

Skip Schumaker - 2 for 7, .286 AVG.

Ryan Theriot - 3 for 13, .231 AVG, 1 2B, 1 RBI.

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