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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Diamondbacks, Game 3 (L)
« Topic Start: September 13, 2006, 05:30:06 PM »
Nationals 2
Diamondbacks 4
Final


Tony Armas
8-10, 5.14 ERA


Livan Hernandez
11-12, 5.13 ERA

Lineups:

Washington
LF Soriano
SS Lopez
3B Zimmerman
1B Johnson
RF Kearns
2B Vidro
C Schneider
CF Logan
P Armas

Arizona
CF Young
2B Hudson
LF Gonzalez
3B Tracy
1B Jackson
SS Drew
RF Quentin
C Snyder
P Hernandez

Game Preview:

 The Arizona Diamondbacks  picked up Livan Hernandez  from the Washington Nationals in last month, hoping the veteran right-hander could help with their playoff run. Instead the team has almost fallen out of contention.

Hernandez faces his former team for the second time since his Aug. 7 trade when the Diamondbacks (68-77) close out a three-game series against the Washington Nationals on Wednesday.

Hernandez (11-12, 5.10 ERA) is 3-5 with a 4.83 ERA in nine career starts against the Nationals (63-82). He allowed four runs and 11 hits in 7 2-3 innings of a 4-3 loss on Sept. 2, which marked his return to RFK Stadium.

 The Nationals will hand the ball to Tony Armas Jr. (8-10, 5.14), who is winless in his last four starts and has gone 1-5 with a 6.86 ERA in his last nine outings. On Friday he walked a season-high seven batter and allowed four runs - two earned - in 5 2-3 innings of an 11-8 loss to the Colorado Rockies  , but did not factor in the decision.

Armas is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA in three starts against the Diamondbacks. He allowed three runs and four hits in 6 1-3 innings on Sept. 3, but did not receive a decision in the 5-3 victory.