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Sunday, August 31, 2008

PERSONNEL DEPT.

Reliever Jesús Colome has been a different pitcher for the Nationals since the all-star break. His before and after numbers -- he had a 5.48 ERA before the break; he has a 3.57 ERA since -- reflect the power of Colome's greatest step: Finally, he's learned to get ahead of batters. "Strike one," Manager Manny Acta said, explaining the right-hander's development. More reliable, Colome is now pitching in tighter games, a trickle-down that has helped the entire bullpen.

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THE NEXT THREE

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OpponentNationals

Pitchers

Opponent

Pitchers

TV
Today1:35vs. BravesColin Balester

(3-6, 4.70)

Jair Jurrjens

(11-9, 3.56)

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Tomorrow3:05vs. PhilliesTim Redding

(9-8, 4.54)

Kyle Kendrick

(11-7, 4.83)

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Tuesday7:10vs. PhilliesJohn Lannan

(8-12, 3.92)

Cole Hamels

(11-8, 3.13)

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BY THE NUMBERS

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Triples for Emilio Bonifacio, tied for the team lead. Bonifacio entered yesterday with 99 at-bats for Washington.

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"We've had a lot of tough times here, but we're starting to play well now. . . . We have a hard last month, but we keep playing like this, we can go into that NL East and shake things up."

Nationals LHP Charlie Manning


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