|2008 - Shawn Chacon||0-0||6||6||0||0||0||0||38.0||32||15||14||3||18||24||3.32||1.32|
|2008 - Shawn Hill||0-0||3||3||0||0||0||0||18.0||18||8||7||0||5||12||3.50||1.28|
05/06/08 7:05 PM CDT
|Washington Nationals||Houston Astros|
|Felipe Lopez - 2B||Michael Bourn - CF|
|Cristian Guzman - SS||Kazuo Matsui - 2B|
|Ryan Zimmerman - 3B||Miguel Tejada - SS|
|Nick Johnson - 1B||Lance Berkman - 1B|
|Lastings Milledge - CF||Carlos Lee - LF|
|Austin Kearns - RF||Hunter Pence - RF|
|Paul Lo Duca - C||Ty Wigginton - 3B|
|Wily Mo Pena - LF||J.R. Towles - C|
|Shawn Hill - P||Shawn Chacon - P|
The Astros start a 3 game series today against the Washington Nationals at 7:05 PM CDT. So what do the Astros have in store for them?
The Nationals come into tonight's game with a 14-18 record and sit last in the NL East division. They have a 4-10 road record which could bode well for the Astros, but they are also coming off a 2 game win streak and have won 8 of their last 10 games.
Their best hitter is Cristian Guzman who leads the team in avg (.309) and has 3 home runs and 14 RBI's with an OPS of .794. Nick Johnson is the teams "slugger" and leads them in HR(4), RBI's(16) and OBP(.390). Johnson's avg is only.211; but he draws a lot of walks(23) which is why his OBP is as high as it is. He also strikes out a lot(21 times this season). The Nationals don't really have any one that just strikes me as someone we really need to watch.
|2008 - Cristian Guzman||31||136||20||42||8||2||3||14||5||12||0||1||.309||.331||.463|
|2008 - Nick Johnson||30||90||10||19||7||0||4||16||23||21||0||0||.211||.390||.422|
It looks like the Astros will be facing Shawn Hill, Odalis Perez and John Lannan as the starting pitchers for the Nationals. All 3 pitchers have sub 4 ERA's, but none of them having a winning record. Perez has yet to win a game and sits at 0-3 with a 3.18 ERA. The Astros appear to have missed the Nationals best pitcher(W/L record wise) in Tim Redding... yes, that TIM REDDING!
|2008 - Odalis Perez||0-3||7||7||0||0||0||0||39.2||37||15||14||5||16||31||3.18||1.34|
|2008 - John Lannan||2-3||6||6||0||0||0||0||33.2||34||15||14||3||16||24||3.74||1.49|