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Firsts From RFK

Friday, April 15, 2005; Page D10

First pitch: Livan Hernandez, right, to Craig Counsell. Called strike. Play was stopped and the ball was thrown into the Nationals' dugout.

First foul: Second pitch, Brian Schneider slid trying to catch it, and wound up in the Nats' dugout.

Nationals' starting pitcher Livan Hernandez. (Toni L. Sandys -- The Washington Post)

First ball: Third pitch, outside.

First strikeout: Counsell by Hernandez, looking.

First groundout: Royce Clayton to second baseman Jose Vidro.

First walk: Luis Gonzalez, by Hernandez, in first with two out.

First at-bat: Brad Wilkerson, flied to right on third pitch from Javier Vazquez.

First Nationals walk: Jose Vidro with one out in first.

First hit: Nationals' Nick Johnson, right, on a ground-ball single to left field in first inning.

First double play against: Jose Guillen, grounding to short in the bottom of the first, forcing Jose Vidro at second.

First double play turned: Grounder to shortstop Cristian Guzman by Diamondbacks first baseman Chad Tracy in the top of the second. Guzman flipped to Vidro, who forced Shawn Green at second before throwing to first.

First 1-2-3 inning: Top of the third, Livan Hernandez got Quinton McCracken to ground to first, Javier Vazquez to ground to second and Craig Counsell to ground to first.

First strikeout of the side: Vazquez got Hernandez looking, Brad Wilkerson swinging and Johnson looking in the bottom of the third.

First hit against: Diamondbacks' Luis Gonzalez, a ground ball off the glove of shortstop Cristian Guzman, who was shifted to the right of second base, with one out in the top of the fourth.

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