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NATIONALS REPORT

Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Next Three

TimeOpponent

Nationals

Pitchers

Opponent

Pitchers

TV
Tonight7:10vs. Phillies

John Lannan

(6-10, 3.33)

Kyle Kendrick

(8-5, 4.70)

MASN
Tomorrow7:35vs. Reds

Odalis PĂ©rez

(3-8, 4.38)

Homer Bailey

(0-4, 6.52)

MASN/

WDCA-20

Saturday7:10vs. Reds

Jason Bergmann

(1-8, 4.13)

Josh Fogg

(2-3, 7.84)

MASN

ALL GAMES ON WWWT (107.7 FM, 1500 AM)

PERSONNEL DEPT.

Kory Casto has played 13 career innings at first base and started only one game there during the past two seasons, but Manager Manny Acta said he could see more time at the position because 3B Ryan Zimmerman has returned to the lineup and OF Elijah Dukes should be back shortly from a rehab assignment.

QUOTABLE

"With a strain, I'm learning that it's one of those things that you overdo it, you just set yourself back. And I don't want to do that."

1B Aaron Boone, on his left calf strain, which has kept him out longer than expected

BY THE NUMBERS

45, 8, 12

Age -- in years, months and days -- of Phillies starter Jamie Moyer, MLB's oldest player, when he pitched last night

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