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Nationals Report

Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Next Three

TimeOpponent

Nationals

Pitchers

Opponent

Pitchers

TV
Tonight7:10vs. Cubs

Matt Chico

(0-4, 6.04)

Carlos Zambrano

(3-1, 2.67)

MASN2
Tomorrow1:35vs. Cubs

John Lannan

(1-2, 3.42)

Ted Lilly

(1-3, 7.30)

MASN
Tuesday7:10vs. Atlanta

Tim Redding

(3-2, 3.67)

Tom Glavine

(0-1, 2.38)

MASN

ALL GAMES ON WWWT (107.7 FM, 1500 AM)

BY THE NUMBERS

1

Player to drive in six runs in a game as a leadoff man three times. The Nationals' Felipe López did it for the third time Thursday night.

PERSONNEL DEPT.

Closer Chad Cordero played long toss yesterday, and he should be available to pitch today. "It's just a matter of staying on my exercise routine," Cordero said of strengthening his right shoulder, in which he has tendinitis. Manager Manny Acta said he would like to use Cordero once in a non-save situation before he throws him into the closer's role. . . . RF Austin Kearns, hitting .193, wasn't in the starting lineup last night for the first time this season. Rob Mackowiak made his second start of the year.

QUOTABLE

"I'm just more relaxed, having so much more fun."

2B López, on his resurgence

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