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Nationals vs Indians, Game 2
« Topic Start: June 23, 2007, 03:12:40 PM »

June 23, 2007 - RFK Stadium, 7:05

Paul Byrd
6-3, 4.81 ERA

Matt Chico
3-5, 5.35 ERA

Grady Sizemore (CF)
Jason Michaels (LF)
Casey Blake (3B)
Victor Martinez (C)
Jhonny Peralta (SS)
Ryan Garko (1B)
Josh Barfield (SS)
Franklin Gutierrez (RF)
Paul Byrd (P)

Cristian Guzman (SS)
Felipe Lopez (2B)
Ryan Zimmerman (3B)
Dmitri Young (1B)
Austin Kearns (RF)
Ryan Church (DH)
Brian Schneider (C)
Brandon Watson (CF)
Matt Chico (P)

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Byrd has not been sharp his last few times out. He continues to pound the strike zone and avoid walking batters, but in doing so he's let some very hittable pitches cross the plate. He has given up at least 10 hits in each of his past three starts. Against the Braves on Saturday in his previous outing, he gave up five runs on 10 hits over five innings with no walks and seven strikeouts.

Chico gave up a career-high eight runs on nine hits in four-plus innings against the Tigers in his last start. He knew there could be problems before the game started, because all his pitches were up in the strike zone during his bullpen session. By the second inning, it was clear that Chico had nothing in the tank.