Washington Nationals At Pittsburgh Pirates: GameThread 31 Of 162

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

The Washington Nationals have an "interesting" lineup taking the field in the second game of three for the Nats in PNC Park against the Pittsburgh Pirates. All eyes will be on the mound today, however, as Stephen Strasburg takes the hill after struggling last time out in Atlanta.

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Washington Nationals
@ Pittsburgh Pirates

Saturday, May 4, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT
PNC Park at North Shore

Stephen Strasburg vs Jeff Locke

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing in from center field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. "Right Side" Danny Espinosa - 2B

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

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

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

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

6. Tyler "Moore, Moore" Moore - RF

7. WIlson "Duke of Lizards" Ramos - C

8. The Shark - CF

9. Stephen Strasburg - RHP

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• Tonight's Starting Pitchers Are Going To Stare At You Now:


Jeff Locke

#49 / Pitcher / Pittsburgh Pirates

6-1

215

L

L

Nov 20, 1987

• 2012 Stats - (1-3) 8 G, 6 GS, 34.1 IP, 5.50 ERA, 4.43 FIP, ERA+ = 68, 6 HR (1.57 HR/9), 11 BB (2.88 BB/9), 34 Ks (8.91 K/9), 1.37 WHIP.

• 2013 Stats - (3-1), 5 G, 5 GS, 28.2 IP, 2.83 ERA, 5.27 FIP, ERA+ = 128, 4 HR (1.26 HR/9), 13 BB (4.08 BB/9), 16 Ks (5.02 K/9), 1.26 WHIP.

• vs D.C. - N/A



Stephen Strasburg

#37 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-4

200

R

R

Jul 20, 1988

• 2012 Stats - (15-6), 28 G, 28 GS, 159.1 IP, 3.16 ERA, 2.82 FIP, ERA+ = 123, 15 HR (0.85 HR/9), 48 BB (2.71 BB/9), 197 Ks (11.13 K/9), 1.16 WHIP.

• 2013 Stats - (1-4), 6 G, 6 GS, 37.1 IP, 3.13 ERA, 3.16 FIP, ERA+ = 121, 3 HR (0.72 HR/9), 12 BB (2.89 BB/9), 36 Ks (8.68 K/9), 1.21 WHIP.

• vs PIT - (2-0), 2 G, 2 GS, 13.0 IP, 2.08 ERA, 3 HR (2.08 HR/9), 3 BB (2.08 BB/9), 27 Ks (18.70 K/9), 0.92 WHIP.


• Locke vs the Nats: N/A

• Strasburg vs the Pirates:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Gaby Sanchez 12 11 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 .182 .250 .273 .523 0 0 0 0 0
Garrett Jones 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1
Andrew McCutchen 6 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .200 .333 .200 .533 0 0 0 0 0
Pedro Alvarez 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0 0
Clint Barmes 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Jose Tabata 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333 0 0 0 0 0
Michael McKenry 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 0 0 0 0 0
Total 35 32 6 2 0 0 2 3 15 .188 .257 .250 .507 0 0 0 0 1
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 5/4/2013.

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