Final
  for this game

Nationals seek consecutive wins

Aug 21, 2007 - 2:51 PM Washington (56-69) at Houston (56-69) 8:05 pm EDT

HOUSTON (Ticker) - The Washington Nationals will try to build off their recent success when they meet the Houston Astros on Tuesday.

Former Astro Tim Redding threw seven shutout innings and All-Star Dmitri Young homered as the Nationals ended their four-game skid in Monday's series opener, 7-0.

Washington's Joel Hanrahan (2-1, 2.95 ERA) gets the call after giving up two runs and four hits over five innings in a setback to Philadelphia last Thursday.

The rookie righthander has not surrendered more than three runs through four of his starts this season.

Hanrahan's teammate Willy Mo Pena could help add some offense fire power in this one, going deep in consecutive games for the first time since the 2005 campaign. Pena was acquired from the Boston Red Sox on Friday.

Wandy Rodriguez (7-11, 4.31) hopes to finally break through for Houston. Last time out, the lefthander surrendered four runs in five frames in a loss to remain winless since July 26.

In four career starts, Rodriguez is 2-0 with a 3.96 ERA against Washington. He has not faced Washington since a 10-3 victory at RFK Stadium on May 22, 2006.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    WASHINGTON 0 0 0 2 3 3 3 0 0 11 14 0
    HOUSTON 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 6 14 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: WAS - JOEL HANRAHAN, JESUS COLOME (6TH), RAY KING (7TH), LUIS AYALA
    (8TH), CHRIS SCHRODER (9TH) AND BRIAN SCHNEIDER
    HOU - WANDY RODRIGUEZ, TREVER MILLER (6TH), DAVE

    Aug 21 11:49 PM


  • NL
    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CRAIG BIGGIO SCORED BRAD AUSMUS AND ORLANDO
    PALMEIRO.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C BIGGIO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 11
    HOUSTON 6 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: H PENCE (.328, 1-FOR-5, RBI)

    Nationals vs. AstrosAug 21 11:46 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY NOOK LOGAN SCORED RONNIE BELLIARD AND FELIPE
    LOPEZ.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, N LOGAN ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 11
    HOUSTON 4 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: R ZIMMERMAN (.271, 3-FOR-4, HR, 4 RBI)

    Nationals vs. AstrosAug 21 10:45 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY RONNIE BELLIARD SCORED WILY MO PENA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R BELLIARD ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 9
    HOUSTON 4 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: B SCHNEIDER (.231, 1-FOR-2, BB)

    Nationals vs. AstrosAug 21 10:44 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY LANCE BERKMAN SCORED BRAD AUSMUS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, L BERKMAN ON FIRST, E BRUNTLETT ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 8
    HOUSTON 4 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: C LEE (.301, 1-FOR-2, BB)

    Nationals vs. AstrosAug 21 10:25 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RYAN ZIMMERMAN SCORED FELIPE LOPEZ.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, R ZIMMERMAN ON FIRST, N LOGAN ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 8
    HOUSTON 3 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: D YOUNG (.333, 1-FOR-2, BB)

    Nationals vs. AstrosAug 21 10:10 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY NOOK LOGAN SCORED TONY BATISTA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, N LOGAN ON FIRST, F LOPEZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 7
    HOUSTON 3 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: R ZIMMERMAN (.270, 2-FOR-3, HR, 3 RBI)

    Nationals vs. AstrosAug 21 10:06 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TONY BATISTA SCORED RONNIE BELLIARD.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T BATISTA ON FIRST, B SCHNEIDER ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 6
    HOUSTON 3 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: F LOPEZ (.242, 0-FOR-3)

    Nationals vs. AstrosAug 21 10:03 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY RYAN ZIMMERMAN (19) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 5TH OFF WANDY RODRIGUEZ SCORED NOOK LOGAN.
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 5, HOUSTON 3
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: D YOUNG (.333, 1-FOR-2)

    Nationals vs. AstrosAug 21 9:39 PM


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    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY NOOK LOGAN SCORED BRIAN SCHNEIDER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, N LOGAN ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 3
    HOUSTON 3 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: R ZIMMERMAN (.269, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Nationals vs. AstrosAug 21 9:36 PM


  • NL
    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY HUNTER PENCE SCORED CRAIG BIGGIO.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, H PENCE ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 2
    HOUSTON 3 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: L BERKMAN (.272, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Nationals vs. AstrosAug 21 9:25 PM


  • NL
    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CRAIG BIGGIO SCORED MARK LORETTA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C BIGGIO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 2
    HOUSTON 2 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: H PENCE (.328, 0-FOR-2)

    Nationals vs. AstrosAug 21 9:23 PM


  • NL
    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY WILY MO PENA SCORED RYAN ZIMMERMAN.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, W PENA ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 2
    HOUSTON 1 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: R BELLIARD (.282, 0-FOR-1)

    Nationals vs. AstrosAug 21 9:13 PM


  • NL
    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY RYAN ZIMMERMAN SCORED NOOK LOGAN.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R ZIMMERMAN ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 1
    HOUSTON 1 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: D YOUNG (.334, 1-FOR-1)

    Nationals vs. AstrosAug 21 9:06 PM


  • NL
    AT HOUSTON
    CONFIRMED STARTERS: WAS - JOEL HANRAHAN
    HOU - WANDY RODRIGUEZ

    Nationals vs. AstrosAug 21 8:11 PM