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Nationals Report

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Next Three

TimeOpponent

Nationals

Pitchers

Opponent

Pitchers

TV
Tonight7:10Phillies

Matt Chico

(0-5, 6.07)

Jamie Moyer

(3-3, 4.89)

MASN2
Friday7:35Brewers

Odalis P¿rez

(1-4, 4.34)

Dave Bush

(1-4, 6.05)

MASN,

WDCA-20

Saturday7:10Brewers

John Lannan

(4-4, 3.40)

Carlos Villanueva

(2-5, 6.43)

MASN2

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PERSONNEL DEPT.

Since closer Chad Cordero headed to the disabled list, retroactive to April 30, Jon Rauch has pitched 10 1/3 innings in 10 games. Only last night did he finally allow a run. "He's been great," Manager Manny Acta said of Rauch, who already has a career-high 10 saves. "He's a guy, we feel comfortable with this guy. He can do it all."

BY THE NUMBERS

1

The Phillies' ranking, in the major leagues, in home runs

QUOTABLE

"We had a talk in Baltimore. I told him about [Alfonso] Soriano, how in a week Soriano went from struggling a little bit to having 10 home runs. And [Pe¿a] is the type of guy -- he can have a couple good games and he'll have the power numbers there."

Manager Manny Acta, on homerless outfielder Wily Mo Pe¿a

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