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Washington Nationals
@ Chicago Cubs

Monday, Aug 8, 2011, 8:05 PM EDT
Wrigley Field

Chien-Ming Wang vs Matt Garza

Mostly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

D.C. Starting Lineup:

  1. Rick "The Arm" Ankiel - CF
  2. Danny "Glover" Espinosa - 2B
  3. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - 3B (Word.)
  4. The People's Champion Michael Morse - 1B
  5. The WereWerth - RF
  6. Jonny Gomes - LF
  7. Ian "+Range, +Arm" Desmond - SS
  8. Wilson "Duke of Lizards" Ramos - C
  9. Chien-Ming Wang
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• Tonight's Starting Pitchers Were AL Lifers Before This Season:


Matt Garza

#17 / Pitcher / Chicago Cubs

6-4

215

R

R

Nov 26, 1983

• 2010 Stats - (15-10), 33 G, 32 GS, 3 CG, 1 SO, 204.2 IP, 3.91 ERA, 4.42 FIP, ERA+ = 100, 63 BB (2.77 BB/9), 150 K's (6.60 K/9), 1.25 WHIP.

• 2011 Stats - (5-8), 21 GS, 1 CG, 128.2 IP, 3.78 ERA, 3.03 FIP, ERA+ = 106, 46 BB (3.22 BB/9), 129 K's (9.02 K/9), 1.30 WHIP.

vs D.C. - (0-0), 2 GS, 7.2 IP, 15 H, 10 R, 9 ER, 0 HR, 5 BB, 9 K's, 10.57 ERA, 2.61 WHIP, .405 BAA.



Chien-Ming Wang

#40 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-3

225

R

R

Mar 31, 1980

• Career Stats - (55-26), 109, 104 GS, 670.2 IP, 4.16 ERA, 3.99 FIP, ERA+ = 108, 197 BB (2.64 BB/9), 310 K's (4.16 K/9), 1.34 WHIP.

• 2011 Stats - (0-2), 2 GS, 9.0 IP, 6.00 ERA, 4.60 FIP, ERA+ = 67, 2 BB (2.00 BB/9), 2 K's (2.00 K/9), 2.02 WHIP.

vs CHC - (1-0), 1 GS, 8.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 HR, 1 BB, 5 K's, 1.13 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, .185 BAA.


• Garza vs The Nats:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Alex Cora 9 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .111 .111 .111 .222 0 0 0 0 0
Jayson Werth 8 7 3 0 0 1 2 1 2 .429 .500 .857 1.357 0 0 0 0 1
Jonny Gomes 5 5 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 .400 .400 .600 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Zimmerman 5 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .600 .500 1.100 0 0 0 0 0
Rick Ankiel 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Danny Espinosa 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0 0 0 0 0
Michael Morse 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Wilson Ramos 2 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 0 0 0 0 0
Ian Desmond 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Livan Hernandez 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 37 35 13 2 0 1 8 2 8 .371 .405 .514 .920 0 0 0 0 1
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Generated 8/8/2011.

• Wang vs The Cubs:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Carlos Pena 18 16 6 3 0 1 7 1 6 .375 .389 .750 1.139 0 1 0 0 1
Reed Johnson 9 8 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .250 .333 .250 .583 0 0 0 0 0
Marlon Byrd 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .500 .750 1 0 0 0 0
Alfonso Soriano 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .500 .333 .833 0 0 0 0 0
Aramis Ramirez 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Total 39 34 11 4 0 1 7 3 9 .324 .368 .529 .898 1 1 0 0 1
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Generated 8/8/2011.

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