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Dmitri Young, Elijah Dukes, Johnny Estrada and Rob Mackowiak all had their sons at the park this weekend. But family members arriving weren’t just limited to players. General manager Jim Bowden’s father, James Bowden III, celebrated his 75th birthday at the park yesterday.

— Ben Goessling


43 Months since Pokey Reese, who signed a minor league deal with the Nationals yesterday, played his last major league game. He was a pinch-runner for the Boston Red Sox in Game 4 of the 2004 World Series.


Brewers LHP Manny Parra Record, ERA: 2-2, 4.40

Nationals RHP Tim Redding Record, ERA: 6-3, 3.16

Time: 1:35 p.m. TV: MASN2