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NATIONALS REPORT

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Next Three

TimeOpponent

Nationals

Pitchers

Opponent

Pitchers

TV
Tonight7:10vs. Dodgers

John Lannan

(7-12, 3.95)

Clayton Kershaw

(2-4, 4.11)

MASN
Tomorrow7:35vs. Braves

Odalis PĂ©rez

(5-10, 4.21)

Jorge Campillo

(7-6, 3.37)

MASN,

WDCA-20

Saturday7:10vs. BravesJason Bergmann (2-10, 4.56)

Jo-Jo Reyes

(3-10, 5.34)

MASN

ALL GAMES ON WWWT (107.7 FM, 1500 AM)

Personnel Dept.

2B Emilio Bonifacio dropped to eighth in the batting order before Tuesday night's game, and he remained there last night. Bonifacio batted leadoff at times during recent series against the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies. "He's gonna be back and forth," Manager Manny Acta said. "I'm just gonna pick sometimes the right matchup for him." In the No. 8 spot on Tuesday, Bonifacio went 1 for 3 and in the third inning scored what became the winning run.

By the Numbers

0-7

Greg Maddux's record against NL East teams after last night's loss

Quotable

"On the other hand, you can order any type of dog you want.

I didn't want to try any of that."

Rick Eckstein, the Class AAA Columbus hitting coach, on the cuisine at the Beijing Olympics

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