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Gameday Thread: Nationals vs Giants, Game 1 (L)
« Topic Start: September 20, 2005, 06:54:56 PM »
Livan Hernandez; 15-7, 3.93 ERA


vs.

Matt Cain; 2-1, 2.00 ERA


Starting Lineups:

Washington
1) B. Wilkerson lf .250  
2) J. Vidro 2b .273  
3) N. Johnson 1b .290  
4) J. Guillen rf .290  
5) P. Wilson cf .262  
6) V. Castilla 3b .253  
7) B. Schneider c .269  
8. C. Guzman ss .209  
9) L. Hernandez p

San Francisco
1) R. Winn cf .345  
2) O. Vizquel ss .273  
3) E. Alfonzo 3b .284  
4) B. Bonds lf .312  
5) M. Alou rf .315  
6) R. Durham 2b .297  
7) P. Feliz 1b .258  
8. M. Matheny c .245  
9) M. Cain p .111

Scouting Report:
The 20-year-old Cain struggled through his worst start in the Majors and came out relatively unscathed with a no-decision. He lasted six innings in the start and allowed only three hits, but he walked six batters and only struck out two. In Cain's only other road start, against the Diamondbacks, he surrendered one run in seven innings to earn his first Major League win.

Hernandez will face the Giants for the sixth time in his career. He is 1-1 with a 2.72 ERA against them. In his last start, Hernandez ended up pitching six-plus innings and gave up five runs on nine hits against the Mets. He struck out one batter and walked another. Hernandez didn't figure in the decision as the Nationals won the game, 6-5, in 10 innings.