The Nationals vs. today's starter: LHP Cliff Lee

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Normally, facing Cliff Lee after Roy Halladay would be an incredibly daunting task — and quite honestly it still is. But the Nationals are stepping in against Lee at what may be a good time, after the left-hander went just 3 1/3 innings in his last start, allowing six earned runs in a 6-3 loss to the Braves.

We’ll see how he rebounds in a few hours but for now, here’s a look at the Nationals’ career numbers against him.

Ian Desmond: Never faced.

Rick Ankiel: 0-for-4, 3 K

Jayson Werth: 1-for-3 (.333), .333 OBP, 1 K

Adam LaRoche: 1-for-5 (.200), 1 2B, .200 OBP, .400 SLG, 1 K

Michael Morse: 2-for-7 (.286), .286 OBP, 2 K

Wilson Ramos: Never faced

Danny Espinosa: Never faced

Jerry Hairston Jr.: 2-for-12 (.167), 1 HR, 2 RBI, .154 OBP, .417 SLG, 2 K

Jordan Zimmermann: Never faced

Others:

Ivan Rodriguez: 12-for-32 (.375), 7 2B, 5 RBI, 5 BB, .459 OBP, .594 SLG, 9 K

Matt Stairs: 1-for-10 (.100), 1 RBI, 1 BB, .182 OBP, .100 SLG, 1 K

Jesus Flores: 0-for-1

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Amanda Comak

Amanda Comak

Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals and comes to The Washington Times from the Cape Cod Times and after stints with MLB.com and the Amsterdam (N.Y.) Recorder. A Massachusetts native and 2008 graduate of Boston University, Amanda can be reached at acomak@washingtontimes.com and you can follow her on Twitter @acomak.

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