Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins: GameThread 153 Of 162

Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE

The Washington Nationals (81-71) start this week's four-game set with the Miami Marlins (56-96) with an 11-4 record against the NL East rivals having just beaten the Atlanta Braves in two of three games. Gio Gonzalez starts for the Nats in the nation's capital tonight.

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Miami Marlins
@ Washington Nationals

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Henderson Alvarez vs Gio Gonzalez

Clear. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. This Is D-SPAN - CF

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

3. The WereWerth - RF

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

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

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

7. Wilson "Duke of Lizzards" Ramos - C

8. #RENDONISREADY - 2B

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

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• For A Miami Marlins Fan's Perspective, Check Out The SB Nation's Marlins Site: Fish Stripes.

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


Gio Gonzalez

#47 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-0

200

R

L

Sep 19, 1985

• 2012 Stats - (21-8), 32 G, 32 GS, 2 CG, 1 SO, 199.1 IP, 2.89 ERA, 2.82 FIP, ERA+ = 137, 9 HR (0.41 HR/9), 76 BB (3.43 BB/9), 207 Ks (9.35 K/9), 1.13 WHIP.

• 2013 Stats - (10-7), 30 G, 30 GS, 1 CG, 1 SO, 182.2 IP, 3.40 ERA, 3.50 FIP, ERA+ = 112, 17 HR (0.84 HR/9), 74 BB (3.65 BB/9), 183 Ks (9.02 K/9), 1.26 WHIP.

• vs MIA - (3-2), 5 G, 5 GS, 35.0 IP, 1.54 ERA, 0 HR, 8 BB (2.06 BB/9), 41 Ks (10.54 K/9), 0.80 WHIP.



Henderson Alvarez

#37 / Pitcher / Miami Marlins

6-0

210

R

R

Apr 18, 1990

• 2012 Stats - (9-14), 31 G, 31 GS, 1 CG, 1 SO, 187.1 IP, 4.85 ERA, 5.18 FIP, ERA+ = 87, 29 HR (1.39 HR/9), 54 BB (2.59 BB/9), 79 Ks (3.80 K/9), 1.44 WHIP.

• 2013 Stats - (4-4), 14 G, 14 GS, 81.2 IP, 3.97 ERA, 3.01 FIP, ERA+ = 99, 1 HR (0.11 HR/9), 21 BB (2.31 BB/9), 47 Ks (5.18 K/9), 1.21 WHIP.

• vs D.C. - (0-1), 3 G, 3 GS, 15.1 IP, 4.11 ERA, 3 HR (1.76 HR/9), 2 BB (1.17 BB/9), 9 Ks (5.28 K/9), 1.50 WHIP.


• Gonzalez vs the Fish:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Placido Polanco 19 18 4 0 0 1 2 1 3 .222 .263 .389 .652 0 0 0 0 0
Jeff Mathis 15 14 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 .143 .200 .143 .343 0 0 0 0 1
Juan Pierre 13 12 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0
Donovan Solano 12 10 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 .100 .182 .100 .282 1 0 0 0 0
Justin Ruggiano 10 10 3 2 0 0 0 0 4 .300 .300 .500 .800 0 0 0 0 0
Giancarlo Stanton 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .111 .000 .111 0 0 0 0 0
Adeiny Hechavarria 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 0 0 0 0 0
Greg Dobbs 4 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Logan Morrison 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 0 0 0
Ed Lucas 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Jake Marisnick 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Tom Koehler 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 99 92 18 2 0 1 4 5 28 .196 .237 .250 .487 2 0 0 0 1
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Generated 9/19/2013.

• Alvarez vs the Nats:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Bryce Harper 8 7 3 1 0 1 1 1 2 .429 .500 1.000 1.500 0 0 0 0 0
Ian Desmond 7 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .286 .286 .286 .571 0 0 0 0 1
Adam LaRoche 7 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .286 .429 .714 0 0 0 0 0
Denard Span 7 6 4 2 0 0 1 1 0 .667 .714 1.000 1.714 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Zimmerman 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 0 0 1
Steve Lombardozzi 6 6 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .500 .833 0 0 0 0 0
Wilson Ramos 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Anthony Rendon 4 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 0 0 0 0 0
Jayson Werth 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500 0 0 0 0 0
Jhonatan Solano 3 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 .667 .667 1.667 2.333 0 0 0 0 0
Total 57 54 18 7 0 2 5 3 8 .333 .368 .574 .942 0 0 0 0 2
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 9/19/2013.

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