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Thursday, May 29, 2008

PERSONNEL DEPT.

Four years ago, Rob Mackowiak had the most memorable day of his life. His son, Garrett, was born the morning of May 28, 2004. That afternoon, Mackowiak -- then with the Pirates -- played in a doubleheader against the Cubs. In the first game, he hit a walk-off grand slam. In the second game, he tied the score with a ninth-inning home run. This week, Mackowiak had his son in the Nationals' clubhouse. The kid has a good arm for a 4-year-old. Mackowiak's still searching for his groove; he's batting .149 with one home run.

THE NEXT THREE

Time

OpponentNationals

Pitchers

Opponent

Pitchers

TV
Today3:35at PadresJohn Lannan

(4-5, 3.57)

Wilfredo Ledezma

(0-2, 4.65)

MASN
Tomorrow9:40at D-backsTim Redding

(6-3, 3.59)

Micah Owings

(6-2, 3.73)

MASN2
Saturday8:10at D-backsJason Bergmann

(1-1, 4.50)

Brandon Webb

(9-2, 3.01)

MASN2
ALL GAMES ON WWWT (107.7 FM, 1500 AM)

BY THE NUMBERS

3

Occasions, among the five dates with the lowest attendance in Petco Park history, that the Padres have played the Nationals

QUOTABLE

"Things are not happening for him." And, one minute later, "It happened for him last year and this year it hasn't happened."

Manny Acta, answering separate questions about Felipe López and Wily Mo Peña

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