NATIONALS REPORT

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Next Three

TimeOpponentTV
Tonight7:35vs. San Diego

MASN/

WDCA-20

Tomorrow7:10vs. San DiegoMASN2
Sunday1:35vs. San DiegoMASN

ALL GAMES ON WFED (1500 AM)

SEE PITCHING MATCHUPS ON E9

Personnel Dept.

CF Lastings Milledge has enjoyed some success since taking over as the Nationals' cleanup hitter about a month ago. Milledge, who last night was batting cleanup for the 31st time this season, has only hit two homers as the No. 4 hitter. But his .292 batting average is the best of the four players [Austin Kearns, Nick Johnson, Dmitri Young] who have hit in that spot 30 or more times this season.

QUOTABLE

" It would be a tremendous upgrade for us, without any question."

Nationals GM Jim Bowden, on the chance of moving the team's Class AAA operations to Syracuse, N.Y.

By the Numbers

1-87

Washington's record this season when trailing after eight innings


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