Game two vs. the Dodgers

Dodgers:

Furcal – SS

Belliard – 3B

Ethier – RF

Ramirez – LF

Kemp – CF

Loney – 1B

Martin – C

Hudson – 2B

Billingsley – P (12-10, 4.05)

 

Nationals:

Harris – LF

Guzman – SS

Dunn – 1B

Zimmerman – 3B

Dukes – RF

Bard – C

Maxwell – CF

Gonzalez – 2B

Detwiler – P (0-6, 5.80)

 

With last night’s homer, Adam Dunn is now just two long balls shy of reaching the 40-homer plateau for the sixth straight season. If Dunn gets to 40, he will become just the fourth Big Leaguer in MLB history to hit 40 or more long balls in six straight seasons. The other three? Babe Ruth (seven straight years, 1926-32), Alex Rodriguez (six, 1998-2003) and Sammy Sosa (six, 1998-2003).

 

By virtue of a 9th inning walk last night, Elijah Dukes extended his string of consecutive games reaching base safely to 22. In those 22 contests beginning August 25th, Dukes is batting .348 (24-for-69) with four doubles, two triples, one home run, nine RBI, two HBP and 17 walks. Those stellar numbers render a superb .489 and .507 on-base and slugging percentages, respectively.

 

The voice of the Dodgers, Hall-of-Famer Vin Scully, began his broadcasting career at WTOP radio in Washington, DC shortly after graduating from Fordham University. WTOP’s sister station, WFED 1500 AM, is the Nationals’ flagship radio station.

 

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