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The Nationals vs. today's starter: LHP Paul Maholm

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PITTSBURGH — When the Nationals game against the Pirates was rained out on Friday a number of things happened. First, the Nationals lost their scheduled off day for today, second, they suffered their third rainout in less than a week and third, they were saved from needing to use left-hander John Lannan on short rest to close out the series.

Lannan will lead the Nationals into a lefty-left rubber match tonight when the Nationals look to take the series from the Pirates against left-hander Paul Maholm. Maholm, who is 0-3 on the season, is coming off his worst outing of the year — a 3 2/3 innings affair where he allowed six earned runs off seven hits and three walks to the Marlins.

The Nationals offense managed a season-high 15 hits against the Pirates on Sunday. Here are their career numbers against Maholm:

Danny Espinosa: 1-for-2 (.500), 1 RBI

Rick Ankiel: 2-for-13 (.154), 1 2B, .214 OBP, 4 K

Jayson Werth: 6-for-18 (.333), 2 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 BB, .368 OBP, .611 SLG, 4 K

Adam LaRoche: 1-for-2 (.500), 1 2B

Wilson Ramos: Never faced

Michael Morse: 1-for-2 (.500), 1 BB, .667 OBP, 1 K

Ian Desmond: 1-for-3 (.333), 1 K

Jerry Hairston Jr: 4-for-11 (.364), 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, .333 OBP, .727 SLG

John Lannan: 1-for-3 (.333), 1 2B, 2 K


Ivan Rodriguez: 4-for-9 (.444), 1 HR, 4 RBI, .444 OBP, .778 SLG

Alex Cora: 2-for-3 (.667), 1 2B, .667 OBP, .500 SLG


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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 and the Amsterdam (N.Y.) Recorder. A Massachusetts native and 2008 graduate of Boston University, Amanda can be reached at and you can follow her on Twitter @acomak.

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