Washington Nationals' NLDS Game Two Lineup: Davey Johnson Sticks With What's Worked

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The Washington Nationals and Jordan Zimmermann take on Jaime Garcia and the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Two of the NLDS in Busch Stadium and Nats' skipper Davey Johnson is going with the same lineup.

26-year-old Washington Nationals' NLDS Game Two starter Jordan Zimmermann told reporters yesterday that he hoped the extra time off between his last start of the regular season and first career postseason outing didn't negatively affect him. When he's gone on extra day's rest in the past he's struggled, overthrown and as Davey Johnson's described it, "... when he's stronger or felt too strong," he has, "... been up in the zone and jumping," at the end of his delivery. The Nats' skipper has said that it's simply part of the learning process for his still relatively young right-handed starter. "

"When you do get that you still need to keep the same kind of rhythm and release and locate the ball," Johnson told reporters in September, "A pitcher doesn't feel the same way every time they go out every five days." Zimmermann told reporters yesterday he's done everything he can to prepare for the start. "I threw a side session a couple of days ago," the '07 2nd Round pick said, "And I threw a little long one to wear the arm out a little bit, so hopefully I'll be good to go." Asked about the key to his approach against St. Louis, Zimmermann said he just wanted to, "... make quality pitches. It's going to be tough to shut them completely down. They're going to get their runs, but you've just got to keep it to a minimum and try to get out of jams as best you can when you're in a tight spot."

• Here's the lineup that Zimmermann will be facing and the Nationals' starting lineup for Game Two of the NLDS with St. Louis:

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