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Nationals vs Brewers, Game 1
« Topic Start: May 23, 2008, 04:14:49 PM »
  Game Time: 7:35 pm    TV: MASN 2    Radio: WWWT 1500, 107.7 FM


Odalis Perez
1-4, 4.34 ERA

Jeff Suppan
2-3, 4.78 ERA

(2B) Felipe Lopez .259
(SS) Cristian Guzman .307
(3B) Ryan Zimmerman .256
(1B) Dmitri Young .250
(CF) Lastings Milledge .241
(SC) Jesus Flores .357
(LF) Wily Mo Pena .220
(RF) Elijah Dukes .067
(SP) Odalis Perez .313

.208 Rickie Weeks (2B)
.226 Mike Cameron (CF)
.296 Ryan Braun (LF)
.263 Prince Fielder (1B)
.305 Corey Hart (RF)
.248 J.J. Hardy (SS)
.219 Bill Hall (3B)
.000 Dave Bush (SP)
.265 Jason Kendall (SC)

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Perez started last Friday, and a defensive miscue was his undoing against
the Orioles. In the first inning, Melvin Mora hit a line drive to left over Wily
Mo Pena's glove for a double on a catchable ball. Mora then scored on a
single by Nick Markakis. In the third, things got worse for Perez. Brian Roberts
led off and hit a fly ball near the left-field line. The ball was up in the air long
enough to be caught, but it dropped in for a double. Roberts scored on a
single by Mora. Markakis then hit a two-run homer. Perez, who lasted five
innings and gave up six runs on 10 hits, blamed himself for the loss.


Suppan will be facing a former team for the third straight start, having defeated
the Cardinals and lost to the Red Sox in his last two outings. In Boston, he
surrendered all four of his runs in the first two innings, all with two outs, but
then settled in. After throwing 54 pitches in his first two innings of work, Suppan
held the Red Sox scoreless over the next four frames on 43 pitches. Brewers
manager Ned Yost elected to give Suppan an extra day of rest after he warmed
up for Friday's game that was rained out, then warmed up again the following
afternoon.