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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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Chicago Cubs
@ Washington Nationals

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Gio Gonzalez vs Chris Volstad

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. The Shark - CF

2. Run-Until-He's-Tagged, 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 - LF

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

7. "Left Side" Danny Espinosa - 2B

8. Kurt "Suzy" Suzuki - C

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

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• Today'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, 202.0 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 - (17-7) 27 G, 27 GS, 2 CG, 1 SO, 168.1 IP, 3.10 ERA, 2.85 FIP, ERA+ = 128, 63 BB (3.37 BB/9), 176 Ks (9.41 K/9), 1.15 WHIP.

vs CHC - (0-1), 2 G, 2 GS, 8.2 IP, 15 H, 10 R, 10 ER, 1 HR, 6 BB (6.23 BB/9), 9 Ks (9.35 K/9), 10.38 ERA, 2.42 WHIP, .405 BAA.



Chris Volstad

#32 / Pitcher / Chicago Cubs

6-8

230

R

R

Sep 23, 1986

• 2011 Stats - (5-13), 29 G, 29 GS, 165.2 IP, 4.89 ERA, 4.32 FIP, ERA+ = 80, 49 BB (2.66 BB/9), 117 Ks (6.36 K/9), 1.43 WHIP.

• 2012 Stats - (2-9), 15 G, 15 GS, 81.2 IP, 6.06 ERA, 4.28 FIP, ERA+ = 67, 27 BB (2.98 BB/9), 46 Ks (5.07 K/9), 1.47 WHIP.

vs D.C. - (5-3), 14 G, 14 GS, 1 CG, 77.1 IP, 85 H, 49 R, 41 ER, 7 HR, 34 BB (3.96 BB/9), 57 Ks (6.63 K/9), 4.77 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, .287 BAA.


• Gio vs the Cubs:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
David DeJesus 8 8 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 .250 .250 .625 .875 0 0 0 0 1
Starlin Castro 5 4 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 .750 .600 .750 1.350 0 1 0 0 0
Alfonso Soriano 5 3 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 .667 .750 1.000 1.750 1 0 0 0 0
Luis Valbuena 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .500 .333 .833 0 0 0 0 0
Joe Mather 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167 0 0 0 0 0
Darwin Barney 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Bryan LaHair 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 0
Total 29 23 10 1 0 1 6 3 5 .435 .481 .609 1.090 2 1 0 0 1
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Generated 9/5/2012.

• Volstad vs the Nats:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Jayson Werth 35 33 3 0 0 0 1 1 12 .091 .114 .091 .205 0 1 0 0 0
Ian Desmond 29 25 14 3 1 1 8 3 2 .560 .586 .880 1.466 0 1 0 0 1
Ryan Zimmerman 27 25 13 2 0 2 6 1 3 .520 .519 .840 1.359 0 1 0 0 0
Roger Bernadina 23 22 7 1 0 0 3 1 2 .318 .348 .364 .711 0 0 0 0 1
Danny Espinosa 15 13 3 0 1 0 0 2 4 .231 .333 .385 .718 0 0 0 0 0
Adam LaRoche 15 13 4 0 0 0 3 2 3 .308 .400 .308 .708 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Morse 14 13 5 1 0 0 1 1 2 .385 .429 .462 .890 0 0 0 0 0
Chad Tracy 5 5 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .800 0 0 0 0 0
Tom Gorzelanny 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 0
Craig Stammen 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1
Stephen Strasburg 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 0
Mark DeRosa 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Kurt Suzuki 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Jesus Flores 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Edwin Jackson 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .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
Steve Lombardozzi 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Zach Duke 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Jordan Zimmermann 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1
Total 191 175 53 7 2 3 23 11 39 .303 .339 .417 .756 2 3 0 0 4
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Generated 9/5/2012.

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