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The Washington Nationals can clinch the NL East with a win this afternoon in St. Louis where they take on the Cardinals in the series finale of the three-game set in Busch Stadium.

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Washington Nationals
@ St. Louis Cardinals

Sunday, Sep 30, 2012, 2:15 PM EDT
Busch Stadium

Ross Detwiler vs Lance Lynn

Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing in from center field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 65.

• 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

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

5. The People's Champion Michael Morse - LF

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

7. "Left Side" Danny Espinosa - 2B

8. Kurt "Suzy" Suzuki - C

9. Ross Detwiler - LHP, Sinkerballer

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• For A St. Louis Cardinals Fan's Perspective, Check Out The SB Nation's Cardinals Site: Viva El Birdos.

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


Lance Lynn

#31 / Pitcher / St. Louis Cardinals

6-5

250

R

R

May 12, 1987

• 2011 Stats - (1-1), 18 G, 2 GS, 1 SV, 34.2 IP, 3.12 ERA, 2.88 FIP, ERA+ = 120, 11 BB (2.86 BB/9), 40 Ks (7.68 K/9), 1.04 WHIP.

• 2012 Stats - (17-7), 34 G, 28 GS, 170.2 IP, 3.69 ERA, 3.42 FIP, ERA+ = 105, 63 BB (3.32 BB/9), 171 Ks (9.02 K/9), 1.32 WHIP.

vs D.C. - (0-1), 2 G, 2.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 Ks, 18.00 ERA, 4.00 WHIP, .545 BAA.



Ross Detwiler

#48 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-5

185

R

L

Mar 06, 1986

• 2011 Stats - (4-5), 15 G, 10 GS, 66.0 IP, 3.00 ERA, 4.21 FIP, ERA+ = 129, 20 BB (2.73 BB/9), 41 Ks (5.59 K/9), 1.26 WHIP.

• 2012 Stats - (10-7), 32 G, 26 GS, 162.0 IP, 3.28 ERA, 3.93 FIP, ERA+ = 122, 47 BB (2.61 BB/9), 102 Ks (5.67 K/9), 1.19 WHIP.

vs St.L - N/A


• Lynn vs the Nats:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Ian Desmond 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Danny Espinosa 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Morse 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0 0 0 0 0
Jesus Flores 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0 0 0 0 0
Bryce Harper 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Edwin Jackson 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Adam LaRoche 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Chad Tracy 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0 0 0 0 0
Jayson Werth 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Zimmerman 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1
Total 13 11 6 0 0 0 4 2 2 .545 .615 .545 1.161 0 0 0 0 1
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Generated 9/30/2012.

• Detwiler vs the Cards:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Carlos Beltran 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Total 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
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Generated 9/30/2012.

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