The Nationals vs. today's starter: RHP Tommy Hanson

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ATLANTA — The Nationals were able to beat Tim Hudson Tuesday night. That alone should give them confidence that they can do the same to Tommy Hanson this evening in an attempt to win a pivotal division series with the Braves. 

With Derek Lowe set to start on Thursday, the Nationals would do well to capitalize on Hanson tonight. 

In his last start against the Nationals, Hanson was pulled after just 3 2/3 innings, having allowed three earned runs off five hits and two walks in a game the Nationals won with a suicide squeeze — and home run — from center fielder Rick Ankiel.

Here’s how the Nationals have done against Hanson in the past:

Roger Bernadina: 2-for-6 (.333), 2 K

Ian Desmond: 4-for-14 (.286), 1 HR, 3 RBI, .286 OBP, 1 K

Jayson Werth: 3-for-7 (.429), 3 2B, 4 BB, .636 OBP, 3 K

Adam LaRoche: 1-for-8 (.125), 3 K

Wilson Ramos: 2-for-2 (1.000)

Michael Morse: 1-for-4 (.250), 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB, .333 OBP, 2 K

Danny Espinosa: 0-for-1, 1 RBI, 1 K

Jerry Hairston Jr.: 3-for-6 (.500), 1 RBI, .571 OBP

John Lannan: 0-for-4, 1 BB, 1 K

Others:

Laynce Nix: 1-for-8 (.125), 1 2B, 2 RBI, .125 OBP, 3 K

Ivan Rodriguez: 2-for-6 (.333), 1 2B, 1 RBI, .333 OBP, 2 K

 

 

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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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