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Understudy Batista acts like Strasburg

After Stephen Strasburg was scratched from his start, Miguel Batista struck out six in five scoreless innings to lead the Nationals past the Braves. Ian Desmond plated two runs and Nyjer Morgan had two steals.


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Prado, 2B4000021.316
Heyward, RF3000021.273
Jones, C, 3B4010001.255
McCann, B, C4000012.271
Hinske, LF4020010.284
Glaus, 1B3000132.249
Gonzalez, Alex, SS3000002.264
Cabrera, Me, CF3020000.267
Hanson, P1000012.139
a-Diaz, M, PH1000000.252
Venters, P0000000.000
a-Popped out for Hanson in the 7th.
Morgan, CF4110001.259
Guzman, C, 2B4000031.283
Gonzalez, Al, 2B0000000.301
Zimmerman, 3B4010020.294
Dunn, A, 1B4000021.278
Capps, P0000000.000
Willingham, LF3010001.274
Bernadina, RF3110011.271
Rodriguez, I, C3100012.264
Desmond, SS3022000.251
Batista, P2000012.167
Burnett, S, P0000000.000
a-Morse, PH1000000.345
Storen, P0000000.500
Kennedy, A, 1B0000000.258
a-Grounded out for Burnett, S in the 7th.
2B: Hinske (18, Burnett, S).
TB: Hinske 3; Jones, C; Cabrera, Me 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McCann, B; Hanson; Heyward; Glaus.
SAC: Hanson.
GIDP: McCann, B.
Team RISP: 0-for-5.
Team LOB: 6.

E: McCann, B (9, throw), Jones, C (8, throw).

2B: Zimmerman (22, Hanson).
TB: Zimmerman 2; Desmond 2; Willingham; Morgan; Bernadina.
RBI: Desmond 2 (42).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Willingham; Guzman, C; Rodriguez, I.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

SB: Morgan 2 (27, 2nd base off Hanson/McCann, B, 3rd base off Hanson/McCann, B), Desmond (9, 2nd base off Hanson/McCann, B), Willingham (8, 2nd base off Hanson/McCann, B).

DP: (Desmond-Dunn, A).

Hanson(L, 8-7)6.06310803.99
Batista(W, 1-2)5.03001604.09
Burnett, S(H, 13)2.02000102.86
Storen(H, 9)1.00000202.73
Capps(S, 25)1.00000102.80
Game Scores: Hanson 60, Batista 66.
HBP: Heyward (by Batista).
Pitches-strikes: Hanson 88-64, Venters 23-15, Batista 83-48, Burnett, S 30-19, Storen 8-7, Capps 10-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hanson 7-3, Venters 3-1, Batista 6-1, Burnett, S 3-0, Storen 0-1, Capps 0-2.
Batters faced: Hanson 25, Venters 6, Batista 20, Burnett, S 7, Storen 3, Capps 3.
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Mike Reilly. 3B: Chad Fairchild.
Weather: 84 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, L to R.
T: 2:24.
Att: 40,043.
Venue: Nationals Park.
July 27, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media