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Re: Nationals vs Pirates, Game 3
« Topic Start: May 20, 2009, 11:52:11 AM »
ESPN.com's Tristan H. lollipopcroft offers today's fantasy evaluations:

Sneaky matchups play:
John Lannan is 1-0 with a 2.52 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in four starts at home this season, and he'll be battling a Pirates team that has a .638 OPS versus left-handers, third-worst in the majors.

Hitters' count:
•  :worship: Cristian Guzman, SS, Nationals: He's 4-for-7 (.571 BA) with one double and one home run in his career against Paul Maholm.

Pitchers' count:
•  :ballbat: Adam Dunn, OF, Nationals: Besides the fact that Paul Maholm has held left-handed hitters to an OPS .236 lower than versus right-handers in his career, he has limited Dunn to a 3-for-25 (.120 BA), 10-strikeout, no-extra-base hit performance all time.
•  :doh: Josh Willingham, OF, Nationals: Don't assume he'd make a smarter starter for Washington over Dunn; he's 1-for-14 (.071 BA) lifetime against Maholm.

If you're hardcore
•  :pimp: Ronnie Belliard, 1B/2B/3B, Nationals: Heads-up Manny Acta, you need to get Belliard into the lineup for once, seeing as he's 3-for-6 in his career against Paul Maholm, with two of the hits home runs.

Pirates?  ARRRRRRR!