Today at Nats Park (July 3); Strasmas

Posted by Cheryl Nichols | 7/03/2010 01:27:00 PM | , , | 0 comments »

Nats Opponent: New York Mets

Game Time:  4:10 p.m. [Note: Game changed from 7:05 to be broadcast on FOX]

Gates Open: 1:30 p.m. (CF gate); 2:30 p.m. (All Gates)

Pitching match up: RHP R.A. Dickey (6-1, 2.98 ERA) v. RHP Stephen Strasburg (2-2, 2.27 ERA)

Giveaway: Replica Patriotic Curly W Cap to First 20,000 Fans

Inside Pitch Live: Nationals Pitcher Tyler Clippard will participate in an exclusive Q&A with fans in the PNC Diamond Club from 3:15 p.m. to 3:35 p.m. Moderated by MASN Analyst Rob Dibble, the session is open to all Lexus President and PNC Diamond Club Seat Holders.

Pre-Game Ceremonies: See end of post

Special Event: Domestic Violence Awareness Day
The club will welcome Becky’s Fund, a public charity dedicated to domestic violence awareness and prevention, for the second annual Domestic Violence Awareness Day when they host the Mets on Saturday. DC Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray will present a Domestic Violence Resolution and the club will raise awareness throughout the day by airing a PSA and distributing materials at the team’s Community Desk. Fans may visit the Community Desk, located behind Section 107, for information on Becky’s Fund and to make donations. The Nationals invite their fans to strike out domestic violence with Becky’s Fund.

Pregame Ceremonies include:
• Ceremonial first pitch by Tonya Vidal Kinlow, Guest of MASN and Carefirst
• Presentation of the colors by U.S. Coast Guard Honor Guard
• Line-up card delivery from Lauren Barnette, Former Miss VA USA 2007 and Deal or No Deal model
• National Anthem performance by Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps
• “Starting 9” will feature Girl Scouts
• “Play Ball!” announcement by Sarah Bolling