- The Washington Times - Friday, May 11, 2007

SEEN AND HEARD AT RFK STADIUM

Lenny Harris arrived yesterday to take over interim hitting coach duties from Mitchell Page, who was granted a leave of absence. Harris earned a reputation for pinch-hitting, and eventually wound up the career leader in the category with 212.

“Sitting on the big bench for 17 years, I’ve probably been coaching for a while,” Harris said. “I don’t think it will be too hard for me.”

He might as well have been a de facto coach with the Marlins in 2004 and 2005; he had a combined 165 at-bats in 162 games those two seasons.

BY THE NUMBERS

8 Consecutive games lost by the Nationals entering last night, the franchise’s longest skid since losing nine straight games to finish the 2000 season when the club was in Montreal.

TONIGHT’S GAME

Marlins RHP Ricky Nolasco (1-1, 7.30) vs. Nationals LHP Matt Chico (2-4, 6.03), 7:05 p.m., Ch. 20, MASN, AM-1500, FM-107.7.

Patrick Stevens

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