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Lineups 8/9

Arizona

Oeltjen- LF

Roberts- 2B

Drew- SS

Reynolds- 3B

Tracy- 1B

Snyder- C

Romero- RF

Young- CF

Petit- P

 

Washington

Morgan- CF

Guzman- SS

Zimmerman- 3B

Dunn- 1B

Willingham- LF

Dukes- RF

Bard- C

Gonzalez- 2B

Martin- P

 

Congratulations to last night’s starter, Garrett Mock, on his first win of the season!

 


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Capture the Caption: Submit your caption to natstown@nationals.com or in the comments section. The winning caption receives a free Nationals T-shirt.

 
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Capture the Caption

Capture the Caption: Submit your caption to natstown@nationals.com or in the comments section. The winning caption receives a free Nationals T-shirt.

 


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Capture the Caption

Capture the Caption: Submit your caption to natstown@nationals.com or in the comments section. The winning caption receives a free Nationals T-shirt.


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And the winning caption is: “Fun Bunch 2.0″

Nats win second straight series

Capture the Caption: Submit your caption to natstown@nationals.com or in the comments section. The winning caption receives a free Nationals T-shirt.

 


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The winning caption is… “Austin Kearns models next week’s giveaway, the Alberto Gonzalez backpack.”

Walk It Out: The 11-game homestand ended in dramatic fashion when Austin Kearns laced an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the Nationals to a 3-2 victory.

 

“Austin is just such a pro, and he gave us a professional at-bat,” Manager Jim Riggleman said. “He got a good pitch to hit and drove it. We use Austin as an example a lot of times about being a pro. He’s in a tough situation, not getting to play as much as he normally has in his career, but he does his work every day, gets ready for those situations defensively, offensively, anything he can do to help the ballclub.”

 

It was the Nationals fourth straight extra-inning victory (includes May 5 contest vs. HOU that was completed July 9 at HOU) and their second straight series victory. The Nationals won their first series against the Padres since baseball returned to DC in 2005 and first since the Expos swept a three-game set in Montreal, May 6-8, 2003.

 

The Canon of Lannan:

·         Lannan was lights out yesterday vs. the Padres, pitching 8.0 innings giving up only five hits, one run and one walk. He left as the pitcher of record but got the no-decision.

·         Lannan has posted a quality start in nine of his last 10 outings. He has recorded a quality start in 37 of 58 (64%) career assignments, including a team leading 14 this season.

·         He has allowed three earned  runs or less in 17 of his last 19 starting assignments in 2009 and owns a 1.91 ERA (18 ER/85.0 IP) in 12 starts at Nationals Park this season.

·         In six of his last 19 starts he has logged 6.0 or more innings and has given up two earned runs or less but walked away with the no-decision (5) or loss (1).

·         Lannan collected a single in back-to-back plate appearances, posting his first career multi-hit effort. He raised his batting average 49 points in the process to .167 (6-for-36).

·         Lannan recorded his first career pickoff when he caught Everth Cabrera napping at first base in the eighth inning. Washington pitchers have 11 pickoffs this season, one shy of establishing a Washington Nationals (2005-present) record.

Lineups for 7/26

Padres

 

Cabrera – SS

Venable – CF

Headley – LF

Kouzmanoff – 3B

Blanks – RF

Salazar – 1B

Rodriguez – 2B

Alfonso – C

Gaudin – P

 

Nationals

 

Harris – CF

Johnson – 1B

Zimmerman – 3B

Dunn – LF

Willingham – RF

Bard – C

Gonzalez – SS

Hernandez – 2B

Lannan – P

 

Did you know: Last night’s game against the Padres was the third time that Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Dunn homered in the same game this season. It was the first game that they both hit home runs since May 9 at ARI.

 

Last night’s 13 runs scored was a Nats (2005-present) record for runs scored in a home game. The last time a Washington team notched 13 runs in a game was back on April 7, 1970 when the Senators beat DET 14-4.

 

Capture the Caption: Submit your caption to natstown@nationals.com or in the comments section. The winning caption receives a free Nationals beach towel.

 

And the winning caption is… “Flat Stanley goes to Washington.”


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Padres:
Gwynn – CF
Cabrera – SS
Gonzalez – 1B
Kouzmanoff  - 3B
Headley - LF
Blanks – RF
Rodriguez – 2B
Alfonzo – C
Latos – P

Nationals:
Harris – CF
Guzman – SS
Zimmerman – 3B
Dunn - LF
Johnson - 1B
Willingham - RF
Bard – C
Gonzalez – 2B
Mock – P

Capture the Caption: Submit your caption to natstown@nationals.com or in the comments section. The winning caption receives a free NatsTown T-shirt.


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 And the winning caption is: “Washington Wallows, Teddy Follows.”

Balester makes first start in 2009

Lineups:

Cardinals:

Shumaker – 4

Rasmus – 8

Derosa – 3

Ludwick – 9

Ankiel – 7

Molina – 2

Thurston – 5

Ryan – 6

Wainwright – 1 (RHP, 10-6, 3.01)

 

Nationals:

Morgan – 8

Guzman – 6

Zimmerman – 5

Dunn – 7

Johnson – 3

Willingham – 9

Gonzalez – 4

Bard – 2

Balester – 1 (RHP, No Stats for 2009)

 

 

Did You Know: The Nationals three games against the Mets earlier this week lasted 2:16, 2:09 and 2:20. It was the first three game series in which every game lasted 2:20 or less since July 9-11, 2004, when the White Sox swept Seattle in a three game series (2:17, 2:13 and 2:19) at U.S. Cellular Field.

 

The Nationals current rotation of John Lannan (57 career starts), Collin Balester (15), Craig Stammen (12), Garrett Mock (4) and J.D. Martin (one) have combined for just 89 career starts.

 

Balester is Back: The Nats placed right-handed pitcher Jordan Zimmermann on the 15-Day Disabled List with right elbow discomfort and recalled right-handed pitcher Collin Balester from Triple-A Syracuse. Tonight’s game will be only the eighth game since the All-Star break but J.D. Martin, Garrett Mock and now Collin Balester have started a game for the Nationals. All three were pitching for the Syracuse Chiefs at the break.

 


balester 1.jpgBalester is starting tonight in the makeup game against the St. Louis Cardinals. The 23-year-old went 6-4 with a 3.38 ERA in his last 12 starts with Syracuse. Over that period, he posted 41 strikeouts and a .274 batting average against in 69.1 innings. Overall, Balester went 7-9 with a 4.35 ERA in 19 Triple-A starts. Rated the top prospect in the Nationals organization by Baseball America entering the 2007 season, Balester went 3-7 with a 5.51 ERA in 15 starts with Washington last season.

 

Zimmermann, 23, is 3-5 with a 4.63 ERA in 16 starts this season. He ranks in the top ten among NL rookies in the following categories with 92 strikeouts (first), 16 starts (second), 91.1 innings (fourth), three wins (tied for sixth), a 4.63 ERA (seventh) and a .271 batting average against (ninth).

 

Capture the Caption: Submit your caption to natstown@nationals.com or in the comments section. The winning caption receives a free NatsTown T-shirt.

 


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And the winning caption is: “Lann-in demand!”

 

Honorable Mention:  

- “The Mayor of NatsTown working the rope line”

Lineups for 7/22


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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.

 

Mets:

Pagan – CF

Castillo – 2B

Murphy – 1B

Wright – 3B

Francoeur – RF

Sullivan – LF

Berroa – SS

Schneider – C

Pelfrey – P (RHP, 7-5, 5.07)

 

Nationals:

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 natstown@nationals.com or in the comments section. The winning caption receives a free NatsTown T-shirt.

 


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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.”

 

Honorable Mentions:  

- “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!

 

Lineups for 7/19

Cubs:

 

Fukudome – CF

Theriot – SS

Lee – 1B

Hoffpauir – RF

Fox – 3B

Soriano – LF

Fontenot – 2B

Hill – C

Hart – P

 

Nationals:

 

Morgan – CF

Johnson – 1B

Zimmerman – 3B

Dunn – LF

Willingham – RF

Bard – C

Belliard – 2B

Gonzalez – SS

Mock – P

 

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