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Nationals Report

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Next Three

TimeOpponent

Nationals

Pitchers

Opponent

Pitchers

TV
Tonight7:10vs. Florida

Collin Balester

(3-6, 4.83)

Aníbal Sánchez

(2-5, 5.57)

MASN
Tomorrow7:05at Philadelphia

John Lannan

(9-14, 3.86)

Joe Blanton

(8-12, 4.79)

MASN,

WDCA-20

Saturday3:55at Philadelphia

Odalis Pérez

(7-11, 4.27)

Jamie Moyer

(15-7, 3.78)

WTTG-5,

WBFF-45

ALL GAMES ON WFED (1500 AND 820 AM)

PERSONNEL DEPT.

First, SS Cristian Guzmán showed symptoms of the flu. Then, it spread. Yesterday, 3B Ryan Zimmerman was held out of the lineup, along with Guzmán, after catching the same bug. "Zimmerman is in real bad shape," Manager Manny Acta said, "so he won't be able to be out there." Pete Orr started in Zimmerman's place, and Alberto González played for the second night in a row at shortstop.

BY THE NUMBERS

6

Starts this year for Tim Redding against the Marlins; he has faced them in every Florida- Washington series this season.

QUOTABLE

"This has been just an amazing experience. I'm going to get home in the offseason and just think back about this month and, I don't know, I'll probably break down in tears because I'll just be so excited."

LHP Mike Hinckley,

a September call-up who has yet to allow a run

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