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Gameday Thread: Nationals @ Mets, Game 3
« Topic Start: August 21, 2005, 12:37:00 PM »
Game Time: 1:10 PM

Esteban Loaiza, RHP (7-9, 3.64)
Right-hander Esteban Loaiza will get the start for the Nationals. He will pitch on three days of rest. The last time a Nationals/Expos starting pitcher pitched on short rest was on June 1, 2003, when Livan Hernandez pitched on three days against the Phillies. The Expos lost the game, 4-3. The last time Loaiza pitched on three days of rest was on Sept. 29, 2003, when he was with the White Sox.

Kris Benson, RHP (9-4, 3.49)
Benson comes into Sunday's start on a roll, having won his last two outings against San Diego and Pittsburgh and pitching about as well as he has for New York. Benson has spoken often about feeling like a totally different pitcher this season and it's shown, as he's soaked up lessons from the Mets' staff with vigor. Benson allowed two runs and seven hits in a no-decision against the Nationals on July 7.

Starting Lineups:
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  Washington             New York
1. Ryan Church, LF        Jose Reyes, SS
2. Jose Vidro, 2B         Miguel Cairo, 2B
3. Nick Johnson, 1B       Carlos Beltran, CF
4. Jose Guillen, RF       Cliff Floyd, LF
5. Preston Wilson, CF     David Wright, 3B
6. Vinny Castilla, 3B     Marlon Anderson, 1B
7. Gary Bennett, C        Ramon Castro, C
8. Cristian Guzman, SS    Victor Diaz, RF
9. Esteban Loaiza, P      Kris Benson, P