NATS GAME NIGHT GAME 72*: Nats at Orioles

Posted by Dave Nichols | Friday, June 26, 2009 | , , | 0 comments »

Thankfully, the Washington Nationals play their final interleague series of the season, travelling a full 45 minutes up the road to take on their geographic rivals, the Baltimore Orioles.

It's a matchup of two or the worst records in baseball, as the last place O's come limping home after getting swept by the Florida Marlins in Miami.

So, go sit out on your stoop and crack open a can of Batty Boh, and listen to the radio, wishing it were still Jon Miller or Chuck Thompson on the call.

Nothing says phony interleague drama like two last place teams squaring off.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS (21-49, 5th in NL East--16 games back; one-game winning streak)

Guzman - SS
Johnson - 1B
Zimmerman - 3B (.148 last seven games)
Dunn - DH
Willingham - LF
Dukes - RF
Bard - C (.471 with 4 RBIs last seven games)
Harris - CF
Hernandez - 2B

BALTIMORE ORIOLES (32-40, 5th in AL East--12 games back; three-game losing streak)

Roberts - 2B (.348 with HR and 5 RBIs last seven games)
Jones - CF
Markakis - RF
Huff - 1B
Reimold - LF
Scott - DH (.143 last seven games)
Mora - 3B
Wieters - C
Andino - SS


WAS: Ross Detwiler (39.2 IP, 0-3, 4.76 ERA, 26 Ks, 15 BBs)
BAL: Brad Bergesen (77.2 IP, 4-2, 3.94 ERA, 35 Ks, 17 BBs)


Hot and steamy. Game time: 86F. Last out: 80F. Chance of passing thunderstorm.