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Nationals @ Braves, Game 2
« Topic Start: June 26, 2007, 06:51:02 PM »

June 26, 2007 - Turner Field, 7:35

Buddy Carlyle
1-2, 6.11 ERA

Mike Bacsik
1-4, 4.70 ERA

Yunel Escobar (2B)
Edgar Renteria (SS)
Chipper Jones (3B)
Andruw Jones (CF)
Jeff Francouer (RF)
Brian McCann (C)
Matt Diaz (LF)
Jarrod Saltalamacchia (1B)
Buddy Carlyle (P)

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

Bacsik will face the Braves for the second time in his career. He pitched two innings without yielding a run. On Wednesday, Bacsik kept the Nats in the game over the first five innings, giving up three runs on six hits against the Tigers. When he left the game, the two teams were locked in a 3-3 tie. But the bullpen blew the game in the bottom of the sixth inning.

On Wednesday against the Red Sox, Carlyle was roughed for the first time since his big-league debut on May 26. He gave up a leadoff home run to J.D. Drew, and things only got worse from there. He lasted 3 2/3 innings -- his shortest start this season -- and allowed seven runs on nine hits, including three home runs, which matched his previous season total. Carlyle was hurt by leaving his offspeed pitches up in the strike zone, a problem that allowed Coco Crisp to touch him for a three-run homer in a five-run first inning. Since a one-hit outing against Florida on June 5, Carlyle has allowed 22 hits in 16 innings over his past three starts.