Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 3:45 PM EDT
Shairon Martis vs Barry Zito
Sunny. Game time temperature around 65.
?'s For The DC Faithful?
• Do You Believe?
• How Are You Going To Miss A Smarty Start?
• Where Is Jesus Flores?
• Will The Nationals Avoid The Sweep?
Barry Zito Is Going To Stare At You Now...
#75 / Pitcher / San Francisco Giants
May 13, 1978
The Nationals vs Zito...
Ronnie Belliard - 11 for 31, .355 AVG, 1 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI's.
Adam Dunn - 0 for 8, .000 AVG, 4 K's.
Cristian Guzman - 3 for 26, .115 AVG, 2 BB, 7 K's.
Willie Harris - 3 for 5, .600 AVG, 1 HR, 1 RBI.
Nick Johnson - 3 for 4, .750 AVG, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI.
Austin Kearns - 2 for 11, .182 AVG, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI's.
Ryan Zimmerman - 2 for 8, .250 AVG, 1 3B, 1 BB, 1 K.
Zimmerman On XM...Ryan Zimmerman was on XM's Inside Pitch with Holden Kushner and Jim Duquette this afternoon to talk about his hittin...THE KIDS CALL IT THE STREAK!!! (ed. note - "Paraphrasing here, since i was driving and taking notes whilst listening."):
• Any Pressure? Zim - Not really, been fun, never experienced anything like it, just tries not to waste at bats...
• Did his new contract help him to relax? Zim - Nice to get it done, wouldn't play any differently if he hadn't. Don't have to worry about contract or arbitration for 5 years, knows family is set for life...
• Has it helped a struggling team to have something good going on? Zim - Weird to do something good individually when team is struggling, would trade it all for a few more wins. Nationals have lost 7-8 games late when they were leading, so he doesn't think DC is that far away...
• Has Dunn been a good influence? Zim - Yeah, Dunn works hard, having him hitting behind him helps, so does a healthy Nick Johnson...
• Any superstitions during streak? Zim - Only thing is cleats and batting gloves, usually changes them every few weeks, hasn't for the last 30 games...
• How do you keep hitting if 1st AB? - 14 of 30 hits are in 1st AB - Zim - "I wish I knew"...Just worked out that way, nice to get i done in first AB and relax...
• Other notes: Zim compares Zimmermann to LA's Billingsley. Zim notes, that the Nationals are only 30 games in...
Who's Watching The Nationals?