Picture Perfect: John Lannan pitched his first complete-game shutout last night but Manager Jim Riggleman got the game ball after picking up his first victory as manager.
Pagan – CF
Castillo – 2B
Murphy – 1B
Wright – 3B
Francoeur – RF
Sullivan – LF
Berroa – SS
Schneider – C
Pelfrey – P (RHP, 7-5, 5.07)
Morgan – CF
Guzman – SS
Zimmerman – 3B
Dunn – LF
Johnson – 1B
Willingham – RF
Belliard – 2B
Bard – C
Stammen – P (RHP, 2-5, 4.46)
Did You Know: There are still nine July contests remaining but Nyjer Morgan has already matched the Washington Nationals (2005-present) single-month record for stolen bases with 11. Morgan currently shares the mark with Felipe Lopez, who swiped 11 bags for the Nationals in September of 2006.
Nationals RHP prospect Drew Storen–the 10th overall selection in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft–was promoted on Sunday and debuted on Tuesday with the Single-A Potomac Nationals. The Stanford product earned the save, pitching 2.0 scoreless innings with three strikeouts and only allowing one hit. Remarkably, as a pro, Storen has fanned 29 batters while issuing ZERO walks in his initial 16.2 professional innings spanning 12 appearances with Potomac and the Hagerstown Suns.
Capture the Caption: Submit your caption to firstname.lastname@example.org or in the comments section. The winning caption receives a free NatsTown T-shirt.
And the winning caption is: “Guys… Guys… Why did you duct tape me to the wall again? You said once J.D. Martin came up, it would be his turn.”
– “I reached for the stars and got a little round ball instead”
– “See Nyjer. See Nyjer jump. Jump Nyjer jump!!!”
– “Only two more letters to paint and I will be done“
– “Going up? Forth floor, housewares, men’s suits, baseballs?“
– “Gravity can’t stop Nyjer, it can only hope to contain him”
Thank you for your entries and look for another “Capture the Caption” later today!