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Nationals Report

Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Next Three

Time

OpponentNationals

Pitchers

Opponent

Pitchers

TV
Today1:35vs. CubsJohn Lannan

(1-2, 3.42)

Ted Lilly

(1-3, 7.30)

MASN2
Tuesday7:10vs. AtlantaTim Redding

(3-2, 3.67)

Tom Glavine

(0-1, 2.38)

MASN
Wednesday4:35vs. AtlantaShawn Hill

(0-0, 5.40)

Jair Jurrjens

(3-2, 3.45)

MASN2
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BY THE NUMBERS

29

At-bats with runners in scoring position for Ryan Zimmerman prior to last night, tied for fifth-most in the NL.

PERSONNEL DEPT.

LHP Mike O'Connor, a starter most of his career, made his second straight relief appearance on Friday night and walked the only man he faced -- with the bases loaded. "Things are going a million miles an hour and I've just got to take time to think about things," he said. O'Connor is expected to be used as a long reliever, but in his first two appearances he pitched just an inning and then faced one batter. . . . LF Wily Mo Peña hit eighth in the lineup for the first time as a National.

QUOTABLE

"As long as you have a uniform on, you have a chance."

-- Manager Manny Acta on the perseverance of catcher Wil Nieves, who is in his 13th professional season

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