- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 31, 2008

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John Lannan takes the bump for the Nationals against Philadelphia. 7 p.m., MASN

LOCAL POWER RANKINGS

JIM BOWDEN

The Nationals’ general manager would like to deal Tim Redding, Paul Lo Duca, Odalis Perez and Felipe Lopez. But what he can get for the last three players? Not much.

ART MONK

A no-talker throughout his Redskins career when he could have provided insight is handling the pre-Hall of Fame blitz well. Better late than never, I suppose.

CRISTIAN GUZMAN

He ranked second in the National League through Tuesday with 131 hits. There, you happy? You wanted a positive piece of Nationals news during another losing streak/offensive swoon, you got it.

CARLOS ROGERS

Have to admit, it was impressive the other morning to see the Redskins cornerback on the practice field. If he can play the first few games in limited duty, it will provide a big boost for the defense.

JUSTIN SPRING

Burke’s Spring has endured more injuries than a defensive tackle to reach his ultimate goal, which will come true a week from Saturday: competing in men’s gymnastics at the Olympics.

TWT FIVE: TOP DARRELL GREEN STATISTICS

1. Led the Redskins in years of service (20) and games played (295). Sammy Baugh is second with 16 years, but nobody is close to Green in appearances — Monte Coleman is second (216).

2. Paced the Redskins in interceptions three times, tied with eight players, ranging from Baugh and Paul Krause to Tom Carter and Fred Smoot.

3. Green’s 54 interceptions are the most in franchise history by 18. Brig Owens picked off 36 passes in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

4. He returned six interceptions for touchdowns — the most in team history and double of the three players tied for second.

5. His 78-yard fumble return for a touchdown against Indianapolis in October 1993 is the longest in Redskins history.

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