Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates: GameThread 38 Of 162.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 12: Fans enter Nationals Park during openinig day between the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals on April 12, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Pittsburgh Pirates
@ Washington Nationals

Thursday, May 17, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

James McDonald vs Jordan Zimmermann

Clear. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. Ian "+Range, +Arm" Desmond - SS

2. The Shark - LF

3. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - 3B (Word.)

4. Adam "Graceful, Effortless" LaRoche - 1B

5. Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing Baseball Cyborg" (aka Bryce Harper) - RF

6. Danny "Spinner" Espinosa - 2B

7. The Arm - CF

8. Teh Jesus (aka Jesus Flores) - C

9. Jordan "DeadEyez" Zimmermann - RHP

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• Tonight's Starting Pitchers Are Going To Stare Into The Distance Contemplatively:


Jordan Zimmermann

#27 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-2

220

R

R

May 23, 1986

• 2011 Stats - (8-11), 26 G, 26 GS, 1 CG, 161.1 IP, 3.18 ERA, 3.16 FIP, ERA+ = 122, 31 BB (1.73 BB/9), 124 K's (6.92 K/9), 1.15 WHIP.

• 2012 Stats - (2-3), 7 G, 7 GS, 46.1 IP, 2.14 ERA, 2.78 FIP, ERA+ = 177, 8 BB (1.55 BB/9), 33 K's (6.22 K/9), 0.97 WHIP.

vs PIT - N/A



James McDonald

#53 / Pitcher / Pittsburgh Pirates

6-4

200

L

R

Oct 19, 1984

• 2011 Stats - (9-9), 31 G, 31 GS, 171.0 IP, 4.21 ERA, 4.68 FIP, ERA+ = 89, 78 BB (4.11 BB/9), 142 K's (7.47 K/9), 1.49 WHIP.

• 2012 Stats - (2-2), 7 G, 7 GS, 44.2 IP, 2.42 ERA, 2.87 FIP, ERA+ = 152, 15 BB (3.02 BB/9), 39 K's (7.86 K/9), 1.03 WHIP.

vs D.C. - (0-1), 4 G, 1 GS, 8.2 IP, 11 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 HR, 4 BB, 10 K's, 4.15 ERA, 1.73 WHIP, .333 BAA.


• Zimmermann vs The Pirates:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Nate McLouth 8 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 0 0 0 0 0
Clint Barmes 5 4 4 0 0 1 4 1 0 1.000 1.000 1.750 2.750 0 0 0 0 0
Rod Barajas 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167 0 0 0 0 0
Total 16 14 7 0 0 1 5 2 2 .500 .563 .714 1.277 0 0 0 0 0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 5/16/2012.

• McDonald vs The Nats:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Adam LaRoche 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .400 .600 0 0 0 0 0
Rick Ankiel 4 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 .333 .500 1.333 1.833 0 0 1 0 0
Roger Bernadina 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Zimmerman 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 0 0 0
Ian Desmond 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Danny Espinosa 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .667 .667 .667 1.333 0 0 0 0 0
Tom Gorzelanny 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Chad Tracy 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 25 21 5 1 0 1 1 4 9 .238 .360 .429 .789 0 0 1 0 0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 5/16/2012.

Mr. Wilbon? Way To Go Nats!!!

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