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San Francisco Giants
@ Washington Nationals

Tuesday, Jun 2, 2009, 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Craig Stammen vs Tim Lincecum

?'s For The DC Faithful...

What Say We Beat This Lincecum, And Make Randy Wait A Week?

• Does Stammen Have A Shot Against Lincecum?

• Olsen Through A Pain-Free Session, Who Leaves The Rotation When He's Back?

• Is This Just Zimmerman's Luck Balancing Out, Or The Dreaded "S" Word?

• The SDSU Aztecs Lost Last Night, And Were Eliminated, So We Get Strasburg Now, Right?

LINKS:

The Nats don't need to be have-nots
Philadelphia's Jamie Moyer Wins 250th Game. 4-2 Phillies over Nationals.
The Nats Scapegoat-Manny Acta

Complete Coverage >


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Don't Let His Goofy Grin Fool You...


Tim Lincecum

#55 / Pitcher / San Francisco Giants

5-11

170

L

R

Jun 15, 1984

'09 Stats - (4-1), 3.03 ERA, 65.1 IP, 59 H, 23 R, 22 ER, 1 HR, 19 BB, 84 K's, 1.19 WHIP, .239 ERA.

vs DC - (1-0), 2 GS, 14.0 IP, 10 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 13 K's, 1.29 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, .204 BAA.


Giants' right-hander Tim Lincecum held the Atlanta Braves scoreless over eight innings in his last trip to the mound, but before that San Francisco had lost two-straight games with their Cy Young-Award-winning ace pitching. The 25-year-old Giants' '06 1st Round pick faces the Nationals' 25-year-old '05 12th Rounder, Craig Stammen, who's making his third major league start.

The Nationals vs Lincecum...

Josh Bard - 1 for 6, .167 AVG, 1 RBI.

Ronnie Belliard - 2 for 4, .500 AVG.

Adam Dunn - 2 for 8, .250 AVG, 1 RBI, 4 K's.

Willie Harris - 2 for 7, .286 AVG, 1 2B, 1 3B.

Austin Kearns - 0 for 3, .000 AVG.

Ryan Zimmerman - 0 for 2, .000 AVG, 1 BB, 1 K.

VOTE ZIM!!! -

In case you didn't see the reports yesterday, the Washington Nationals' third baseman, the Face of the Franchise©, the kid they call Zim, Ryan Zimmerman jumped from 4th to 2nd in All-Star balloting in the latest returns released yesterday afternoon. MLB.com's Bill Ladson wrote about the rise of Zimmerman in an article entitled, "Zimmerman moves up in All-Star voting", in which Mr. Ladson noted that Zimmerman's behind only David Wright now, with the voting to continue for one more month, ending on July 2nd at 11:59 pm. That gives us all a month to push Zimmerman over the top, and while acknowledging the fact that this is a popularity contest more than a recognition of achievement, it's about time the Nationals had someone elected to the ASG instead of named.

Vote For Zim HERE. (ed. note - "And remember, you can vote up to 25 times!!!)

Federal Baseball.com regular, PhDBrian, has been trying to convince you, the Federal Baseball.com reader to try to convince others around the SBN to help with the cause, you can check out his FanPost on the subject entitled, "Let's Start the Vote For Zim Online Movement!!!"

Here are the current totals as of Monday, note that Zimmerman trails Wright by 200,000 votes?

1. David Wright (NYM) - 685,972

2. Ryan Zimmerman (DC) - 482,059

3. Bill Hall (MIL) - 440,159

(ed. note - "I started a Message Board thread over at MyMASN.com as well, maybe if we make some collective noise over there MASN will get behind the movement.")

Tonight's DC Starting Lineup...(courtesy of the Washington Post's Chico Harlan.)

  1. The Guzzzz - SS
  2. Nick "Two-Spot" Johnson - 1B
  3. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - 3B
  4. Adam Dunn - LF
  5. Elijah "Super" Dukes - RF
  6. TAWH - CF
  7. The Bard - C
  8. Anderson "Elvis" Hernandez - 2B
  9. Craig Stammen - Showing Up Lincecum!!!

Check the NatCast if you're heading to Nationals Park...

For A Giants Fan's Perspective, (ed. note - "And one of the best blogs around.") Check Out the SBN's San Francisco Giants Blog:

McCovey Chronicles

Who's Watching The Nationals?

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