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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03:  Fans wait to enter Nationals Park before the start of the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals game on April 3, 2011 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: Fans wait to enter Nationals Park before the start of the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals game on April 3, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Next Game

Pittsburgh Pirates
@ Washington Nationals

Saturday, Jul 2, 2011, 3:35 PM EDT
Nationals Park

James McDonald vs Livan Hernandez

Mostly sunny. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 90.

D.C. Starting Lineup:

  1. The Shark - CF
  2. The WereWerth - RF
  3. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - 3B (Word.)
  4. Laynce "With A 'Y'" Nix - LF
  5. The People's Champion Michael Morse - 1B
  6. Danny "Spinner" Espinosa - 2B
  7. Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez - C
  8. Ian "Plus Range" Desmond - SS
  9. Mr. National Himself Livan Hernandez - SSP (Slow Starting Pitching)
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• Tonight's Starting Pitchers One Smiling, One Aloof:


Livan Hernandez

#61 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-2

245

R

R

Feb 20, 1975

• 2010 Stats - (10-12), 33 GS, 2 CG, 1 SO, 211.2 IP, 3.66 ERA, 3.95 FIP, ERA+ = 110, 3.95 FIP, 64 BB (2.72 BB/9), 114 K's (4.85 K/9), .287 BABIP, 1.32 WHIP, .270 BAA.

• 2011 Stats - (5-8), 17 GS, 1 CG, 1 SO, 108.2 IP, 3.81 ERA, 3.65 FIP, ERA+ = 100, 31 BB (2.57 BB/9), 68 K's (5.63 K/9), 1.36 WHIP.

vs PIT - (5-6), 17 GS, 3 CG, 99.0 IP, 126 H, 69 R, 61 ER, 10 HR, 32 BB (2.91 BB/9), 64 K's (5.82 K/9), 5.55 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, .320 BAA.



James McDonald

#53 / Pitcher / Pittsburgh Pirates

6-4

200

L

R

Oct 19, 1984

• 2010 Stats - (4-6), 15 G, 12 GS, 71.2 IP, 4.02 ERA, 3.12 FIP, ERA+ = 99, 29 BB (3.64 BB/9), 68 K's (8.54 K/9), 1.38 WHIP.

• 2011 Stats - (5-4), 16 GS, 85.2 IP, 4.52 ERA, 4.69 FIP, ERA+ = 83, 44 BB (4.62 BB/9), 67 K's (7.04 K/9), 1.59 WHIP.

vs D.C. - (0-1), 3 G, 1 H, 2.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 HR, 1 BB, 3 K's, 7.71 ERA, 2.14 WHIP, .444 BAA.


• Livan vs Pittsburgh:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Lyle Overbay 15 14 4 1 0 0 3 1 4 .286 .333 .357 .690 0 0 0 0 0
Ronny Cedeno 12 10 3 2 0 0 1 2 1 .300 .417 .500 .917 0 0 0 0 0
Andrew McCutchen 10 5 2 0 0 0 2 3 0 .400 .500 .400 .900 0 2 0 0 0
Garrett Jones 9 8 3 3 0 0 4 1 1 .375 .444 .750 1.194 0 0 0 0 0
Neil Walker 9 7 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .286 .444 .286 .730 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Diaz 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 1 0 0 0 0
Jeff Karstens 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Xavier Paul 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Paul Maholm 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 0
Total 70 57 15 6 0 0 10 9 11 .263 .353 .368 .721 2 2 0 0 0
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Generated 7/2/2011.

• McDonald vs The Nats:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Rick Ankiel 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 1 0 0
Jayson Werth 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Tom Gorzelanny 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Zimmerman 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .125 .000 .125 0 0 1 0 0
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Generated 7/2/2011.

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