Nationals Report

Monday, June 23, 2008

The Next Three

TimeOpponentTV
Today7:10vs. L.A. AngelsMASN
Tomorrow7:10vs. L.A. AngelsMASN2
Wednesday7:10vs. L.A. AngelsMASN2

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SEE PITCHING MATCHUPS ON E7

PERSONNEL DEPT.

LHP Odalis Pérez, who hasn't pitched for the Nationals since June 3, made a rehab start Saturday night for Class A Potomac, an encouraging performance that has cleared the way for Pérez to start Friday night for Washington. In four innings for Potomac, Pérez allowed three hits and one run, striking out five. He threw between 50 and 60 pitches, Manager Manny Acta said. "And after that, no pain," said Pérez, who is recovering from shoulder tendinitis. Pérez plans to throw in the bullpen on Wednesday; Friday, he will likely be held to an 80-pitch limit.

QUOTABLE

" I think sometimes when you try too hard, you make mistakes. The harder you try, the worse things get. Hopefully, they'll get over this bump."

Pitching coach Randy St. Claire, on his bullpen

BY THE NUMBERS

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AL Triple Crown hopeful Josh Hamilton's batting average (1 for 15) against the Nationals this series


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