Nationals Report

Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Next Three

TimeOpponent

Nationals

Pitchers

Opponent

Pitchers

TV
Tonight7:10at Florida

Shawn Hill

(4-5, 3.42 in '07)

Burke Badenhop

(0-1, 6.00)

MASN2
Tomorrow1:10at Florida

Odalis Pérez

(0-3, 4.35)

Scott Olsen

(2-0, 3.05)

MASN2
Monday7at Atlanta

Matt Chico

(0-3, 4.81)

Tim Hudson

(2-1, 3.38)

MASN

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BY THE NUMBERS

37

Walks by Nationals relievers, most in the majors. They did not walk a batter last night.

PERSONNEL DEPT.

Manager Manny Acta started Felipe López at second base last night, just his third start in the infield all season, and López responded by going 3 for 5 with a double, a stolen base and two runs scored from the leadoff spot. Acta said he likely will give López a start at shortstop today. "I need to get him involved," Acta said. . . . LHP Ray King retired the only man he faced last night, Jeremy Hermida in the eighth, meaning left-handed hitters are now 1 for 12 against him this year.

QUOTABLE

"I think the guys are kind of pumped that we're out of the cold weather and we're down here in Florida. It's a little more comfortable for them."

Manager Manny Acta, turning around

a question about how the team might be

sluggish after arriving at their hotel at 5:30 a.m.


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