- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 7, 2007

SEEN AND HEARD AT RFK STADIUM

Nook Logan’s days as a switch-hitter are over.

The Nationals center fielder, whose struggles from the left side of the plate are well-documented, decided to start hitting exclusively from the right side after a Tuesday night meeting with Manny Acta in which he was told he would now be platooning with Ryan Langerhans.

Logan, a career .313 hitter from the right side but only .244 from the left side, said the decision to give up switch-hitting was an easy one.

“I feel like I can handle it,” he said. “I just feel like I could give this team a better chance to win hitting right-handed only.”



BY THE NUMBERS

3

Consecutive left-handers starting for the Nationals this week, the first time the franchise has done that since Kirk Rueter, Rheal Cormier and Jeff Fassero started for the Expos July 6-11, 1996.

TODAY’S GAME

Pirates RHP Ian Snell (5-4, 2.94) vs. Nationals LHP Matt Chico (3-4, 5.13), 1:05 p.m., MASN, AM-1500, FM-107.7.

Mark Zuckerman

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