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Washington Nationals
@ Houston Astros

Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 7:05 PM CDT
Minute Maid Park

Shawn Hill vs Shawn Chacon

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to left field at 10-20 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 85.

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W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Shawn Chacon 0-0 6 6 0 0 0 0 38.0 32 15 14 3 18 24 3.32 1.32
W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Shawn Hill 0-0 3 3 0 0 0 0 18.0 18 8 7 0 5 12 3.50 1.28


Lineup

Washington Nationals @ Houston Astros

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.


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2008 - Cristian Guzman 31 136 20 42 8 2 3 14 5 12 0 1 .309 .331 .463

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
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!


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Odalis Perez 0-3 7 7 0 0 0 0 39.2 37 15 14 5 16 31 3.18 1.34


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - John Lannan 2-3 6 6 0 0 0 0 33.2 34 15 14 3 16 24 3.74 1.49