- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 25, 2008

SEEN AND HEARD AT NATIONALS PARK

Flu season seems to have arrived early at Nationals Park. A virus kept Cristian Guzman out of Tuesday’s game, and Ryan Zimmerman sat out Wednesday’s game with the flu as well. As for manager Manny Acta?

“I just woke up with a sore throat. I’m fine,” Acta said. “I can lift my right arm [to call for a reliever].”

- Ben Goessling

BY THE NUMBERS

7 Times (out of a possible eight) that a Nationals-Marlins game at Nationals Park has drawn fewer than 25,000 fans this season.

THURSDAY’S GAME

Nationals RHP Collin Balester

Record, ERA:3-6, 4.83

Marlins RHP Anibal Sanchez

Record, ERA: 2-5, 5.57

Time: 7:10 p.m. TV: MASN


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