Know Your New Nats, Cause They’re Playing

The Nationals won another close game last night, thanks to some great pitching by Gio Gonzalez (who’s now going on 20 straight scoreless IP, still a bit away from Hershiser’s 58) and by a key 7th inning 2 run single by Chad Tracy. Yeah, that’s right, Chad Tracy. The Nats, thanks to injuries and roster turnover, have some new guys in the lineup. It hasn’t worked out well with the offense, but you wouldn’t know it if you look at the record. And you might not even know some of these guys if you saw them on the streets of DC. Can you identify these supposed bench players pressed into starting duty?

Go ahead, name your Nats

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So, do you recognize your new heros?

If you want the answers, just scroll on down

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1. The aforementioned Chad Tracy

2. This one should be easy just because he’s clearly younger – it’s Steve Lombardozzi

3. Shown here beardless, Mark DeRosa

4. Surprisingly appearing in 9 games already, reliever Ryan Mattheus

5. #7 on the team in PAs, Xavier Nady

Ok, so #4 is cheating a bit, Ryan Mattheus was on the team last year. But I bet most people still didn’t know who the heck that was! So there you go, now you’ll know who the heck you’re looking at. Of course, the names are also on the jerseys…

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