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Washington Nationals
@ Houston Astros

Sunday, Jul 12, 2009, 2:05 PM EDT
Minute Maid Park

Jordan Zimmermann vs Brian Moehler

Partly cloudy,rain. Game time temperature around 95.

?'s For The DC Faithful...

• Two In A Row Going Into The Break?

• Does Manny Acta Make Any Changes To Last Night's Explosive Lineup?

• I Predict An Austin Kearns Start...?

• Is This How You Thought The First Half Would End?

• Has Stephen Strasburg Signed Yet?

DC Starting Lineup...

 

  1. Nyjer Morgan - CF
  2. Nick "Two-Spot" Johnson - 1B
  3. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!!! - 3B
  4. The Big Walky - LF
  5. The Hammer - RF
  6. Alberto "The General" Gonzalez - SS
  7. Anderson "Elvis" Hernandez - 2B
  8. Wil "Blocker" Nieves - C
  9. Jordan Zimmermann - Dialin' it up to 95mph...

 

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Today's Starting Pitchers Are Going To Stare At You Now...


Jordan Zimmermann

#27 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-2

200

R

R

May 23, 1986

 

'09 Stats - (3-3, 4.52 ERA), 79.2 IP, 84 H, 42 R, 40 ER, 8 HR, 25 BB, 78 K's, 2.8 BB/9, 8.8 K/9, 3.12 K/BB, ERA+ = 98, 1.37 WHIP, 275 BAA. 

vs HOU - N/A

Origin Story - Washington Nationals' 2nd Round pick, 67th overall in 2007. 



Brian Moehler

#38 / Pitcher / Houston Astros

6-3

235

R

R

Dec 31, 1971

 

'09 Stats - (5-5, 5.52 ERA), 14 GS, 1 CG, 73.1 IP, 86 H, 49 R, 45 ER, 14 HR, 23 BB, 49 K's, 2.8 BB/9, 6.0 K/9, 2.13 K/BB, ERA+ = 76, 1.49 WHIP, .292 BAA. 

vs DC - (2-4, 5.68 ERA) 13 G, 8 GS, 1 BS, 1 HLD, 44.1 IP, 62 H, 29 R, 28 ER, 5 HR, 21 BB, 29 K's, 1.87 WHIP, .333 BAA.

Origin Story - Detroit Tigers' 6th Round pick, 165th overall in 1993. 7/23/02 - Traded by Detroit with (IF) Matt Boone to Cincinnati for (OF) David Espinosa, (OF) Noockie Varner and (RHP) Jorge Cordova.


Show Zimmermann Some Love...

The Nationals' 23-year-old right-hander was just (1-1) in 4 June starts in which he held opponents to a .198 AVG, posting a 1.90 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP in 23.2 IP in which he allowed just 17 hits and 5 ER while striking out 22, walking 6 and allowing just 1 HR. Zimmermann's got 2 no-decisions in 2 starts already in July, and he's (1-3) in 12 outings since winning his first two MLB starts...

The Nationals vs Brian Moehler...

Josh Bard - 1 for 4, .250 AVG. 

Joe Beimel - 1 for 3, .333 AVG. 

Ronnie Belliard - 2 for 5, .400 AVG. 

Adam Dunn - 3 for 19, .158 AVG, 2 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI's, 4 BB, 3 K. 

Cristian Guzman - 6 for 16, .375 AVG, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 SB. 

Willie Harris - 0 for 3, .000 AVG. 

Nick Johnson - 3 for 15, .200 AVG, 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI's. 

AUSTIN KEARNS - 7 for 13, .538 AVG, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI's. 

Nyjer Morgan - 2 for 9, .222 AVG, 1 2B. 

Ryan Zimmerman - 6 for 9, .667 AVG, 1 2B.

Live Blogging The Futures Game: John Sickels At The SBN's Minor League Ball....2pm EST start....

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