Washington Nationals At Houston Astros: GameThread 111 Of 162.

HOUSTON,TX - APRIL 30: A general view of Minute Maid Park is seen on April 30, 2012 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Washington Nationals
@ Houston Astros

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012, 8:05 PM EDT
Minute Maid Park

Gio Gonzalez vs Armando Galarraga

Clear. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 90.

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. Steve "#LomboLobby" Lombardozzi - 2B

2. "Run-Until-He's-Tagged, Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing Baseball Cyborg" (aka Bryce Harper) - RF

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

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

5. The People's Champion Michael Morse - LF

6. The WereWerth - RF

7. "Left Side" Danny Espinosa - SS

8. Kurt Suzuki - C

9. Gio Gonzalez (aka The Best-Dressed Pitcher In Town) - LHP

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• Tonight's Starting Pitchers Would Prefer That You Didn't Stare At Them:


Armando Galarraga

#30 / Pitcher / Houston Astros

6-4

235

R

R

Jan 15, 1982

• 2011 Stats - (3-4), 8 G, 8 GS, 42.2 IP, 5.91 ERA, 7.29 FIP, ERA+ = 69, 22 BB (4.64 BB/9), 28 K's (5.91 K/9), 1.62 WHIP.

• 2012 Stats - (0-1), 2 G, 2 GS, 10.1 IP, 5.23 ERA, 6.46 FIP, ERA+ = 80, 8 BB (6.97 BB/9), 9 K's (7.84 K/9), 1.75 WHIP.

vs D.C. - N/A



Gio Gonzalez

#47 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-0

205

R

L

Sep 19, 1985

• 2011 Stats - (16-12), 32 G, 32 GS, 202.0 IP, 3.12 ERA, 3.64 FIP, ERA+ = 127, 91 BB (4.05 BB/9), 197 K's (8.78 K/9), 1.32 WHIP.

• 2012 Stats - (13-6), 22 G, 22 GS, 132.0 IP, 3.34 ERA, 2.69 FIP, ERA+ = 119, 52 BB (3.55 BB/9), 147 K's (10.02 K/9), 1.14 WHIP.

vs HOU - (1-0), 1 G, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 2 BB, 8 K's, 0.00 ERA, 0.57 WHIP, .095 BAA.


• Galarraga vs the Nats:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Kurt Suzuki 13 10 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 .200 .385 .200 .585 0 0 0 0 3
Cesar Izturis 12 11 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .273 .333 .273 .606 0 0 0 0 0
Adam LaRoche 4 4 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 .750 .750 1.500 2.250 0 0 0 0 0
Total 29 25 8 0 0 1 1 4 2 .320 .414 .440 .854 0 0 0 0 3
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 8/8/2012.

• Gonzalez vs the 'Stros:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Matt Downs 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Francisco 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
J.D. Martinez 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0 0
Justin Maxwell 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Jose Altuve 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Snyder 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 18 17 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .176 .222 .176 .399 0 0 0 0 0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 8/8/2012.

Mr. Wilbon? Way To Go Nats!!!

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