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Nationals Report

Monday, September 1, 2008

The Next Three

TimeOpponent

Nationals

Pitchers

Opponent

Pitchers

TV
Today3:05vs. Phillies

Tim Redding

(9-8, 4.54)

Kyle Kendrick

(11-7, 4.83)

MASN
Tomorrow7:15vs. Phillies

John Lannan

(8-12, 3.92x)

Cole Hamels

(11-8, 3.13)

MASN2
Wednesday7:10vs. Phillies

Odalis Pérez

(6-10, 4.14)

Joe Blanton

(6-12, 4.69)

MASN

ALL GAMES ON WWWT (107.7 FM, 1500 AM)

PERSONNEL DEPT.

When 2B-SS Anderson Hernández was acquired two weeks ago for Luis Ayala, he came to Washington with a reputation as a weak hitter. After all, at Class AAA New Orleans, where he had been playing, he had a .203 average. But since joining the Nationals, Hernández has reversed course. Through 26 at-bats, he's hitting .462, and in five of his six starts, he has had multi-hit games. To put this in perspective: Hernández has as many hits in six games with Washington as he had in 35 career games (2005-07) with the Mets.

BY THE NUMBERS

14

Wins (in 29 games) for Washington in August, a month that included a 12-game losing streak

QUOTABLE

"As disappointing as this year has been at times, I feel like it's starting to turn. There are a lot of good people in this room, and they're playing for something. And that's pretty cool."

-- Aaron Boone

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