Nationals at Phillies: August 20th through August 22nd
Friday & Saturday 7:05, Sunday 1:35
Records: Nationals 52-69, 5th Place in NL East (19 games behind the Braves); Phillies 68-52, 2nd Place in NL East (2½ games behind the Braves)
2002 Multi-Ad Lakewood BlueClaws #12
Meanwhile, in Lakewood:Ryan Howard will play in a rehab game tonight for the Low A Lakewood BlueClaws. Prior to the game, Howard will take part in a pre-game ceremony to retire the #29 he wore as member of the BlueClaws back in 2002. (The ceremony was scheduled for later in the season, but with Howard in town, why not move things up a little?) In 135 games with the BlueClaws, Howard hit .280 with 19 home runs and 87 RBIs. He returned for a 2-game rehab assignment in 2007, going 2 for 6 in 2 games with a home run. His #29 will be the first number retired by the franchise.