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Nationals vs Braves, Game 1
« Topic Start: May 14, 2007, 07:02:14 PM »

May 14, 2007 - RFK Stadium, 7:05

John Smoltz
5-1, 3.25 ERA

Jason Bergmann
0-3, 3.07 ERA

Kelly Johnson (2B)
Willie Harris (LF)
Edgar Renteria (SS)
Andruw Jones (CF)
Brian McCann (C)
Jeff Francouer (RF)
Scott Thorman (1B)
Chris Woodward (3B)
John Smoltz (P)

Felipe Lopez (SS)
Ronnie Belliard (2B)
Ryan Zimmerman (3B)
Dmitri Young (1B)
Austin Kearns (RF)
Ryan Church (CF)
Brian Schneider (C)
Ryan Langerhans (LF)
Jason Bergmann (P)

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Smoltz (5-1, 3.25 ERA), who turns 40 on Tuesday, has been very good this season and even better in his last three starts, winning all three with a 1.71 ERA. He has pitched at least six innings in all but one of his eight outings, yielding two runs or fewer six times.

The right-hander outpitched good friend and former teammate Greg Maddux in a 3-2 win over San Diego on Wednesday, allowing two runs over seven innings with no walks and seven strikeouts.

Jason Bergmann (0-3, 3.07) hopes for some more run support when he takes the mound for the Nationals. Despite an impressive ERA in seven starts, Bergmann hasn't enjoyed a win since he beat the New York Mets  in relief on Sept. 15, 2005. He is 0-4 with a 4.64 ERA in 14 career starts.

The right-hander pitched very well Wednesday at Milwaukee, although he failed to receive a decision after yielding one run and two hits in six innings in a 3-1 loss.