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ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 3: Umpire Mike Dimuro is escorted to the field by Stormtroopers before the game between the Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros at Turner Field on August 3, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 3: Umpire Mike Dimuro is escorted to the field by Stormtroopers before the game between the Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros at Turner Field on August 3, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Washington Nationals
@ Atlanta Braves

Sunday, Sep 16, 2012, 8:05 PM EDT
Turner Field

Gio Gonzalez vs Mike Minor

Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing in from center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. The WereWerth - RF

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. Adam "Graceful, Effortless" LaRoche - 1B

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

6. "Right Side" Danny Espinosa - 2B

7. Tyler "Moore, Moore" Moore - LF

8. Kurt "Suzy" Suzuki - C

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

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Mike Minor

#36 / Pitcher / Atlanta Braves

6-3

210

R

L

Dec 26, 1987

• 2011 Stats - (5-3), 15 G, 15 GS, 82.2 IP, 4.14 ERA, 3.39 FIP, ERA+ = 93, 30 BB (3.27 BB/9), 77 Ks (8.38 K/9), 1.49 WHIP.

• 2012 Stats - (8-10), 27 G, 27 GS, 161.0 IP, 4.42 ERA, 4.54 FIP, ERA+ = 91, 53 BB (2.96 BB/9), 132 Ks (7.38 K/9), 1.21 WHIP.

vs D.C. - (2-2), 5 G, 5 GS, 25.2 IP, 26 H, 15 R, 15 ER, 3 HR, 12 BB (4.21 BB/9), 21 Ks (7.36 K/9), 5.26 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, .263 BAA.



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+ = 129, 91 BB (4.05 BB/9), 197 Ks (8.78 K/9), 1.32 WHIP.

• 2012 Stats - (19-7), 29 G, 29 GS, 181.1 IP, 2.93 ERA, 2.84 FIP, ERA+ = 137, 68 BB (3.38 BB/9), 191 Ks (9.48 K/9), 1.13 WHIP.

vs ATL - (2-1), 3 G, 3 GS, 16.2 IP, 13 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 1 HR, 10 BB (5.40 BB/9), 19 Ks (10.26 K/9), 4.86 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, .213 BAA.


• Minor vs the Nats:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Ryan Zimmerman 14 11 2 0 0 0 1 3 3 .182 .357 .182 .539 0 0 1 0 0
Ian Desmond 13 12 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .308 .417 .724 0 0 0 0 1
Danny Espinosa 11 11 3 2 0 1 3 0 4 .273 .273 .727 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Morse 11 9 4 2 0 0 1 2 1 .444 .545 .667 1.212 0 0 1 0 0
Bryce Harper 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200 .333 .200 .533 0 0 0 0 0
Adam LaRoche 6 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 .333 .500 .667 1.167 0 1 0 0 0
Jayson Werth 5 5 2 0 0 1 3 0 2 .400 .400 1.000 1.400 0 0 0 0 0
Jesus Flores 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .500 .333 .833 0 0 1 0 0
Tyler Moore 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Stephen Strasburg 4 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .667 .750 .667 1.417 0 0 0 0 0
Ross Detwiler 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
John Lannan 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 82 70 19 7 0 2 10 11 16 .271 .366 .457 .823 0 1 3 0 1
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Generated 9/16/2012.

• Gio vs the Braves:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Michael Bourn 9 8 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .375 .444 .625 1.069 0 0 0 0 0
Jason Heyward 9 9 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Martin Prado 9 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .111 .111 .111 .222 0 0 0 0 0
Dan Uggla 9 5 1 1 0 0 1 4 1 .200 .556 .400 .956 0 0 1 0 0
Freddie Freeman 6 6 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 .167 .167 .667 .833 0 0 0 0 0
Lyle Overbay 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0 0
Jeff Baker 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .250 .400 .250 .650 0 0 0 0 0
David Ross 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .667 .750 .667 1.417 0 0 0 0 0
Andrelton Simmons 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .500 .667 1.167 0 0 0 0 0
Eric Hinske 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Paul Janish 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Reed Johnson 3 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 .333 .333 1.000 1.333 0 0 0 0 0
Chipper Jones 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 .500 .667 1.000 1.667 0 0 0 0 0
Tyler Pastornicky 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 2 0 0 0 0
J.C. Boscan 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Tommy Hanson 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Tim Hudson 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0 0
Total 82 67 15 3 2 1 11 13 21 .224 .350 .373 .723 2 0 1 0 0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 9/16/2012.

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