Washington Nationals At St. Louis Cardinals: GameThread 158 Of 162

Ezra Shaw

The Washington Nationals lost their fifth straight game against St. Louis last night when the Cardinals claimed a 4-3 victory. Can the Nats avoid dropping six straight going back to Game 5 of last October's NLDS? Gio Gonzalez vs Michael Wacha in Busch Stadium tonight...

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Washington Nationals
@ St. Louis Cardinals

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT
Busch Stadium

Gio Gonzalez vs Michael Wacha

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

• 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

• LINKS:

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• For A St. Louis Cardinals Fan's Perspective, Check Out The SB Nation's Cardinals Site: Viva El Birdos.

• 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, ERA+ = 137, 9 HR, 76 BB, 207 Ks, 1.13 WHIP.

• 2013 Stats - (11-7), 31 G, 31 GS, 1 CG, 1 SO, 188.2 IP, 3.39 ERA, ERA+ = 111, 17 HR, 76 BB, 186 Ks, 1.27 WHIP.

• vs STL - (1-0), 1 G, 1 GS, 1 CG, 1 SO, 9.0 IP, 0.00 ERA, 0 HR, 3 BB (3.00 BB/9), 8 Ks (8.00 K/9), 0.90 WHIP.



Michael Wacha

#52 / Pitcher / St. Louis Cardinals

6-6

210

R

R

Jul 01, 1991

• 2013 Minors - (AAA) - (5-3), 15 G, 15 GS, 85.0 IP, 2.65 ERA, 9 HR, 19 BB, 73 Ks, 1.00 WHIP.

• 2013 Stats - (3-1), 14 G, 8 GS, 56.0 IP, 3.21 ERA, ERA+ = 115, 5 HR, 17 BB, 56 Ks, 1.21 WHIP.

• vs D.C. - N/A


• Gonzalez vs the Cards:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Carlos Beltran 13 9 1 0 0 0 0 4 2 .111 .385 .111 .496 0 0 0 0 0
Allen Craig 10 9 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .111 .200 .111 .311 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Holliday 10 8 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 .125 .300 .250 .550 0 0 0 0 2
Jon Jay 10 7 2 0 0 0 1 2 2 .286 .400 .286 .686 0 1 0 0 0
Yadier Molina 8 7 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .143 .250 .286 .536 0 0 0 0 0
David Freese 7 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .286 .286 .286 .571 0 0 0 0 1
Daniel Descalso 6 5 2 1 0 0 0 1 3 .400 .500 .600 1.100 0 0 0 0 0
Pete Kozma 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .333 .200 .533 0 0 0 0 1
Rob Johnson 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750 0 0 0 0 0
Adam Wainwright 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 0 0 0
Shane Robinson 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0 0
Tony Cruz 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 81 66 12 4 0 0 3 14 19 .182 .321 .242 .563 0 1 0 0 4
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 9/24/2013.

• Wacha vs the Nats: N/A

Mr. Wilbon? Way To Go Nats!!!

• Mr. Kornheiser? "Don't Hate on the Nats, Baby!"

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