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.............vs..............
Clay Hensley; 5-6 4.16 ERA......John Patterson; 1-2, 4.31 ERA
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A successful trip away from home has kept the San Diego Padres atop the tightly knit NL West, and they've assured themselves of being there at the All-Star break regardless of what happens in their series finale against the Washington Nationals on Sunday.

The Padres (47-40) are two games ahead of the second-place Los Angeles Dodgers , but only five ahead of the last-place Arizona Diamondbacks .

San Diego enters this contest on a four-game winning streak and a season-high seven games above .500.

''You'd much rather be there than anywhere else,'' Padres manager Bruce Bochy said. ''We've had a tough stretch here and these guys have responded very well.''

Bochy's team is riding its longest winning streak since a five-game run from May 10-14. The Padres beat the Nationals 3-2 in the series opener on Friday, and won 5-2 on Saturday behind six strong innings from Chris Young .

Mike Cameron , Adrian Gonzalez and Mark Bellhorn all homered Saturday for San Diego, which has given up just 10 runs during its four-game win streak.

Clay Hensley looks to continue that trend of solid pitching by the Padres as he goes to the mound Sunday.

Hensley (5-6, 4.16 ERA), who worked out of the bullpen at the beginning of the season, is 0-3 with a 7.24 ERA in five starts on the road since winning at Wrigley Field on May 14 with a two-hit shutout.

The right-hander did not get a decision in Tuesday's 6-5 loss at Philadelphia, allowing five runs - three earned - and seven hits in six innings while matching a season high with five strikeouts.

This will be Hensley's first career start against the Nationals.

The Nationals (38-51) counter with John Patterson (1-2, 4.31), who will make his fourth start after spending more than two months on the disabled list with a right forearm strain. The right-hander has gone 0-2 with a 5.14 ERA in three outings since returning.

Patterson was not part of the decision in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Florida Marlins as he threw five innings, surrendering two runs and four hits while striking out five.

He will be facing the Padres for the first time since Sept. 16, when he notched one of the only two complete games of his career with a three-hitter in a 5-1 win. Patterson is only 2-3 against San Diego despite a 3.26 ERA in seven appearances, including six starts.

The Nationals are closing a 10-game homestand, having gone 5-4, as they try to avoid a series sweep.

''Certainly we would have like to have won this series, going into the break,'' Washington manager Frank Robinson said Saturday. ''But if we win tomorrow's game, we will have had a pretty good homestand. That's the key: Win tomorrow.''

Ryan Zimmerman has an 11-game hitting streak, which matches All-Star starter Alfonso Soriano for the team's longest this season. Zimmerman is batting .419 (18-for-43) with two homers 11 RBIs during his streak.

Soriano hit his third leadoff homer of the season Saturday, marking just the second game in his last 19 in which he's homered. He leads the team with 27 home runs.


SAN DIEGO
1.  D. Roberts LF .289
2.  M. Cameron CF .254
3.  B. Giles RF.265
4.  J. Bard C .389
5.  A. Gonzalez 1B .275
6.  K. Greene SS .242
7.  M. Bellhorn 3B .204
8.  J. Barfield 2B .284
9.  C. Hensley P .080

WASHINGTON
1.  A. Soriano LF .270
2.  J. Vidro 2B .305
3.  R. Zimmerman 3B .285
4.  N. Johnson 1B .294
5.  J. Guillen RF .210
6.  A. Escobar CF .316
7.  R. Clayton SS .272
8.  B. Schneider C .222
9.  J. Patterson P .250

Offline KyleScha

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Padres, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #1: July 09, 2006, 01:11:35 PM »
Patty isnt looking too good so far. Lets hope he can get it together.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Padres, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #2: July 09, 2006, 01:11:45 PM »
rough start for JP. 2 straight hits

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Padres, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #3: July 09, 2006, 01:13:24 PM »
3 straight hits... uggggggly

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Padres, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #4: July 09, 2006, 01:14:04 PM »
Not a good start at all...still 1st and 3rd nobody out.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Padres, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #5: July 09, 2006, 01:14:08 PM »
...continuing the pattern of Nationals starting pitching.

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Padres, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #6: July 09, 2006, 01:15:25 PM »
Patterson doesn't have anything on his fastball

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Padres, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #7: July 09, 2006, 01:16:48 PM »
Now the bases are loaded with nobody out...


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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Padres, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #8: July 09, 2006, 01:16:56 PM »
The Nationals starters need about a month off, not three days.   :evil:

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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Padres, Game 3 (L)
« Reply #9: July 09, 2006, 01:18:46 PM »
hopefully we can pull one out today. Patty on the mound. The players probally want to get this game over with so they can have a mini vacation until thursday. Hopefully our bats wake up today, we havent been scoring runs at all latley meaning no matter how good our pitching is that day you will have a hard time winning. Well today is my first game thread on this board so looking forward to it. Besides I go back to work tommorrow from a 1 week vacation to ocean city from sat-tues and 2 nats games, wedendays loss to florida, and yesterdays loss to the padres

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Bill Bray's warming in the bullpen in the 1st inning.   :shock:

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Bill Bray's warming in the bullpen in the 1st inning.   :shock:


When you've reached the point the Nationals have with their starting pitching, you have to do something "inventive" with your pitching staff, minimally, you have to carry one or two extra pitchers.

...and REALLY shorten your bench.

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EXCELLANT DEFENSIVE PLAY VIDRO!  

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Patterson's got the last out for the inning but he expended 31 pitches to do it...and it seemed like he was out there for an hour!

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Vidro??!!  Swings at the first pitch and grounds out

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Zimmerman extends his hitting streak with yet ANOTHER bunt single.  What a player!

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Way to go Nicky Baby!!!!

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NJ!!!!!!! 3 run shot

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HOME RUN !!!


Nick Johnson!


Washington 3
San Diego 1

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lotta innings to go yet but this is the first time in this series we have come back to retake a lead.

whew!

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3-1 Nats.  Clayton really can't hit

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BASTARD!

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It's the worst of all words.  Ending an inning with a runner on third by grounding into a double play!

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3-1 Nats.  Clayton really can't hit


Clayton knocked in a run last night.  He can hit.  Just couldn't hit that time.  :lol:

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What happened to Patterson...hey everyone I'm new here  :D