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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 13:  The Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays line up for the national anthem during the home opener on April 13, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 13: The Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays line up for the national anthem during the home opener on April 13, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Washington Nationals
@ Boston Red Sox

Saturday, Jun 9, 2012, 4:05 PM EDT
Fenway Park

Gio Gonzalez vs Daisuke Matsuzaka

Mostly sunny. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. Steve "#LomboLobby" Lombardozzi - LF

2. Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing Baseball Cyborg" (aka Bryce Harper) - RF

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

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

5. The People's Champion Michael Morse - DH

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

7. Danny "Spinner" Espinosa - 2B

8. The Arm - CF

9. Teh Jesus (aka Jesus Flores) - C

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

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• Tonight's Starting Pitchers Aren't Really Into Eye Contact:


Gio Gonzalez

#47 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-0

205

R

L

Sep 19, 1985

• 2011 Stats - (16-12), 32 G, 32 GS, 202.0 IP, 3.12 ERA, 3.64 FIP, ERA+ = 130, 91 BB (4.05 BB/9), 197 K's (8.78 K/9), 1.32 WHIP.

• 2012 Stats - (7-2), 11 G, 11 GS, 66.1 IP, 2.31 ERA, 2.00 FIP, ERA+ = 171, 28 BB (3.80 BB/9), 84 K's (11.40 K/9), 28 BB, 84 K's, 1.03 WHIP.

vs BOS - (2-1), 5 G, 5 GS, 28.0 IP, 34 H, 18 R, 18 ER, 6 HR, 14 BB (4.50 BB/9), 30 K's (9.64 K/9), 5.79 ERA, 1.71 WHIP, .298 BAA.



Daisuke Matsuzaka

#18 / Pitcher / Boston Red Sox

6-0

185

R

R

Sep 13, 1980

• 2011 Stats - (3-3), 8 G, 7 GS, 37.1 IP, 5.30 ERA, 4.95 FIP, ERA+ = 81, 23 BB (5.54 BB/9), 26 K's (6.27 K/9), 1.47 WHIP.

• 2012 Stats - (AAA/AA/A) - (0-3), 8 G, 8 GS, 37.0 IP, 3.65 ERA, 9 BB (2.19 BB/9), 30 K's (7.30 K/9), 1.08 WHIP.

vs D.C. - N/A


• Gio vs the Red Sox:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Mike Aviles 14 10 3 0 1 0 1 4 3 .300 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
David Ortiz 12 10 3 1 0 1 1 2 4 .300 .417 .700 1.117 0 0 0 0 0
Dustin Pedroia 12 10 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 .100 .250 .400 .650 0 0 0 0 0
Kevin Youkilis 12 11 6 0 0 1 1 1 3 .545 .583 .818 1.402 0 0 0 0 0
Marlon Byrd 8 6 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 .167 .375 .167 .542 0 0 0 0 0
Darnell McDonald 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .143 .250 .143 .393 0 0 0 0 0
Nick Punto 8 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Adrian Gonzalez 6 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Jarrod Saltalamacchia 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 .250 .500 .250 .750 0 0 0 0 0
Scott Podsednik 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750 0 0 0 0 0
Kelly Shoppach 4 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 94 80 23 2 1 3 6 14 20 .288 .394 .450 .844 0 0 0 0 0
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Generated 6/9/2012.

• Daisuke vs the Nats:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Xavier Nady 2 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 .500 .500 2.000 2.500 0 0 0 0 0
Rick Ankiel 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 3 3 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.667 0 0 0 0 0
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Generated 6/9/2012.

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