Nationals Report

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Next Three

TimeOpponent

Nationals

Pitchers

Opponent

Pitchers

TV
Tonight7:10vs. N.Y. Mets

Tim Redding

(10-9, 4.54)

Johan Santana

(13-7, 2.70)

MASN
Tomorrow7:35vs. San Diego

Collin Balester

(3-6, 4.54)

Jake Peavy

(9-11, 2.77)

MASN,

WDCA-20

Saturday7:10vs. San Diego

John Lannan

(9-13, 3.97)

Chris Young

(5-6, 4.43)

MASN2

ALL GAMES ON WFED (1500 AND 820 AM)

Personnel Dept.

Third base coach Tim Tolman returned to his duties last night after missing the last two games so he could tend to a family matter in California. Rick Eckstein filled in during Tolman's absence.

By the Numbers

.311

Final on-base percentage by RF Austin Kearns, the worst of his major league career. Injuries contributed to Kearns's lost season, which ended when the Nationals shut him down yesterday.

Quotable

"I'm going to tell you right now. If we would have had this record right now with the team that we left spring training with, I would walk out here myself."

Manager Manny Acta, whose

injury-ravaged Nationals are 58-94


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