Beltran Ojilbio Cruz Perez (Beltran)...single...attended San Francisco de Macoris (DR) Primaria school.2006Seized late-season opportunity, going 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 8 games (3 starts) with Washington...had contract
purchased from Harrisburg, September 2...made big league debut that day in the first game of doubleheader vs. ARI,
allowing one hit in 2.0 scoreless innings of relief...first 5 appearances were out of the bullpen (5.2 innings)...followed
with 3 starts, going 2-1 with a 4.70 ERA (8 ER/15.1 IP)...worked 6.0 shutout innings of one-hit ball in his first start,
September 19 vs. ATL...posted another quality start the next time out, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits in 6.1 innings on
September 25 at NYM...was touched for 6 runs on 6 hits in 3.0 innings in final '07 outing on September 30 vs. NYM.
Game-By-Game Highlights: Dazzled in his first big league start September 19 vs. ATL, facing just one over the
minimum in 6.0 innings...allowed a 2-out single in the first inning (Chipper Jones) before retiring the next 16 straight.
In minor leagues: Tied for 3rd in the Eastern League with an organization-best 3.11 ERA, going 8-6 with one save in
31 games (16 starts) overall...8 wins tied Oscar Alvarez for the Harrisburg lead...first 12 appearances were out of the
bullpen...made the switch to the starting rotation in mid-May...16 of his last 19 appearances were starts...went 2-1 with
a 2.97 ERA in relief and 6-5 with a 3.16 ERA as a starter...posted 8 quality starts, and allowed 2 runs or less in 13 of
his 16 starts...was tabbed as the Nationals' August Pitcher of the Month (1-1 with a 1.95 ERA in 6 games/4 starts)...
with RISP, posted a .206 (29-for-141) batting average against, including an 0-for-11 mark with bags loaded.