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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 12: Fans enter Nationals Park during openinig day between the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals on April 12, 2012 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 12: Fans enter Nationals Park during openinig day between the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals on April 12, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Colorado Rockies
@ Washington Nationals

Saturday, Jul 7, 2012, 4:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Jeff Francis vs Gio Gonzalez

Mostly sunny. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 105.

D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. "Right Side" Danny Espinosa - 2B

2. "Run-Until-He's-Tagged, Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing Baseball Cyborg" (aka Bryce Harper) - CF

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

4. The People's Champion Michael Morse - RF

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

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

7. Tyler "Moore, Moore" Moore - LF

8. Teh Jesus (aka Jesus Flores ) - C

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

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• Tonight's Starting Pitchers Are Going To Stare At You Now:


Gio Gonzalez

#47 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-0

205

R

L

Sep 19, 1985

• 2011 Stats - (16-12), 32 G, 32 GS, 202.2 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 - (11-3), 16 G, 16 GS, 95.2 IP, 3.01 ERA, 2.53 FIP, ERA+ = 131, 39 BB (3.67 BB/9), 112 K's (10.54 K/9), 1.12 WHIP.

vs COL - (1-0), 1 G, 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 HR, 1 BB, 7 K's, 6.00 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, .308 BAA.



Jeff Francis

#26 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies

6-5

220

L

L

Jan 08, 1981

• 2011 Stats - (6-16), 31 G, 31 GS, 1 CG, 183.0 IP, 4.82 ERA, 4.10 FIP, ERA+ = 85, 39 BB (1.92 BB/9), 91 K's (4.48 K/9), 1.44 WHIP.

• 2012 Stats - (2-1), 6 G, 6 GS, 29.2 IP, 5.16 ERA, 3.81 FIP, ERA+ = 91, 6 BB (1.82 BB/9), 14 K's (4.25 K/9), 1.45 WHIP.

vs D.C. - (1-1), 6 G, 6 GS, 34.1 IP, 41 H, 20 R, 18 ER, 4 HR, 6 BB, 23 K's, 4.72 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, .299 BAA.


• Gio vs the Rockies:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Michael Cuddyer 16 12 5 0 0 1 3 4 4 .417 .563 .667 1.229 0 0 0 0 1
Marco Scutaro 12 12 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 0 0 0 0 0
Dexter Fowler 3 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .333 .333 1.333 1.667 0 0 0 0 0
Carlos Gonzalez 3 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 .667 .667 1.000 1.667 0 0 0 0 0
Todd Helton 3 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 1
Jonathan Herrera 3 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.667 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Nelson 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Jordan Pacheco 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333 0 0 0 0 0
Wilin Rosario 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Christian Friedrich 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Eric Young 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 52 48 14 1 0 3 8 4 13 .292 .346 .500 .846 0 0 0 0 2
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Generated 7/7/2012.

• Francis vs the Nats:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Ryan Zimmerman 18 18 9 3 0 1 4 0 1 .500 .500 .833 1.333 0 0 0 0 1
Adam LaRoche 10 10 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 .200 .200 .300 .500 0 0 0 0 0
Mark DeRosa 8 8 2 0 0 0 3 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 0 0 0 0 0
Jesus Flores 7 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 .429 .429 .571 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Ian Desmond 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .333 .500 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Morse 5 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 .600 1.200 0 0 0 0 0
Rick Ankiel 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167 0 0 0 0 0
Danny Espinosa 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .667 .000 .667 0 0 0 2 0
Bryce Harper 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Tyler Moore 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Stephen Strasburg 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000 1 0 0 0 0
Tom Gorzelanny 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 68 64 22 7 0 1 10 1 13 .344 .373 .500 .873 1 0 0 2 1
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Generated 7/7/2012.

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