• Random Preview-ish stuff: San Francisco Giants' right-hander Ryan Vogelsong holds a slight lead over Jordan Zimmermann in the battle for the NL's lowest ERA, with the 35-year-old veteran of eight seasons with the Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates currently at 2.27 on the year to the Nats' 26-year-old right-hander's 2.35. The Nationals are throwing Gio Gonzalez tonight, however, in the first game of three on the final leg of Washington's ten-game road trip. The Nationals are 6-1 so far on the trip, and coming off a loss that ended an eight-game winning streak. The Giants hold a 1.0 game lead over the LA Dodgers before the start of tonight's game. The Nats are 4.5 games ahead of the Atlanta Braves, who are at home in Turner Field tonight for the start of a series with the Padres. Vogelsong's coming off a 7.0-inning outing against St. Louis in which he held the Cardinals scoreless and allowed just three hits. Washington's 26-year-old left-hander threw his second complete game last time out, holding the Astros to three runs on nine hits in Minute Maid Park. The Giants have a .268/.317/.411 line as a team against left-handers...
• Here's tonight's Washington Nationals' starting lineup:
Davey's Lineup, Mon. @ SFG/G116: Lombao 2b, Harper cf, Zimmerman 3b, LaRoche 1b, Morse lf, Werth rf, Espinosa ss, Suzuki, c, GGonzalez lhp.— Nationals PR (@NationalsPR) August 13, 2012
• Here's what Gio did to them Astros: