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Good, Bad, & Ugly: Nationals Led To Win by Yet Another Rookie Pitcher

Published by on May 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Photo 2009 © Cheryl Nichols. All Rights Reserved. "[Stammen] was impressive. I think he has a chance to be around for a while. He's good." —Adam LaRoche, May 21, 2009.

THE RESULT: Making his major league debut, 25-year old rookie Craig Stammen worked quickly, efficiently and successfully into the seventh inning. Despite giving up three runs in the seventh and trailing 4-3, as he was lifted by manager Manny Acta he received a standing ovation from the 17,816 in attendance. His teammates rallied to his cause, coming back in the eighth inning to salvage the finale of the four-game series, 5-4. Stammen, recalled yesterday to replace Daniel Cabrera in the starting rotation, was the antithesis of the pitcher he replaced. H...

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