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Rip-roaring Offense Gives Washington Nationals Real Chance at Second-half Surge

Published by on May 8, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Two things stood out in the Nationals' come-from-behind, 11-9 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday night.

Both of them were positive, and both were surprising.

First, the Nationals plated 11 runs and meted out 18 hits against the first-place Dodgers. They now have a .275 team batting average (third in the league), a .363 on-base percentage (second), and have drawn 125 walks (second). They are on pace to score in excess of 150 more runs this season than last.

Based on current stats, here are the projections for the Nationals' starting lineup over a full season:

SS-Cristian Guzman: .392-6-42, .392 OBP, .500 SLG
1B-Nick Johnson: .330-12-66, .414 OBP, .430 SLG
3B-Ryan Zimme...

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