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The Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins open the 2013 season in Washington, D.C. At 1:05 pm EST this afternoon, Stephen Strasburg and the Nats will start the defense of their first NL East Championship with a restriction-free ace on the mound against the Marlins' Ricky Nolasco. Who's Watching the Nationals?

Rob Carr


Next Game

Miami Marlins
@ Washington Nationals

Monday, Apr 1, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Ricky Nolasco vs Stephen Strasburg

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. Denard Span - CF

2. The WereWerth - RF

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

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

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

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

7. "Left Side" Danny Espinosa - 2B

8. Wilson "Duke of Lizards" Ramos - C

9. Stephen Strasburg - RHP

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• For A Miami Marlins Fan's Perspective, Check Out The SB Nation's Marlins Site: Fish Stripes.

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


Stephen Strasburg

#37 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-4

220

R

R

Jul 20, 1988

• 2012 Stats - (15-6), 28 G, 28 GS, 159.1 IP, 3.16 ERA, 2.82 FIP, ERA+ = 125, 48 BB (2.71 BB/9), 197 Ks (11.13 K/9), 1.16 WHIP.

• vs MIA - (4-2), 9G, 9 GS, 48.1 IP, 3.17 ERA, 14 BB (2.61 BB/9), 48 Ks (8.94 K/9), 1.18 WHIP.



Ricky Nolasco

#47 / Pitcher / Miami Marlins

6-2

215

R

R

Dec 13, 1982

• 2012 Stats - (12-13), 31 G, 31 GS, 3 CG, 2 SO, 191.0 IP, 4.48 ERA, 3.87 FIP, ERA+ = 88, 47 BB (2.21 BB/9), 125 Ks (K/9), 1.37 WHIP.

• vs WAS - (11-5), 20 G, 18 GS, 2 CG, 2 SO, 111.0 IP, 3.57 ERA, 22 BB (1.78 BB/9), 99 Ks (8.03 K/9), 1.08 WHIP.


• Strasburg vs the Marlins:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Greg Dobbs 14 14 4 1 0 0 2 0 4 .286 .286 .357 .643 0 0 0 0 0
Giancarlo Stanton 14 13 5 3 0 1 3 1 5 .385 .429 .846 1.275 0 0 0 0 0
Logan Morrison 13 11 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .273 .385 .273 .657 0 0 0 0 1
Juan Pierre 9 8 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .556 .500 1.056 0 0 0 0 0
Ricky Nolasco 8 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .167 .333 2 0 0 0 0
Justin Ruggiano 7 6 2 0 0 1 2 1 3 .333 .429 .833 1.262 0 0 0 0 0
Donovan Solano 7 6 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 .333 .429 .333 .762 0 0 0 0 0
Rob Brantly 5 4 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 .500 .600 1.250 1.850 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Coghlan 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Placido Polanco 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .600 0 0 0 0 0
Total 87 78 24 5 0 3 10 7 19 .308 .365 .487 .852 2 0 0 0 1
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Generated 3/31/2013.

• Nolasco vs the Nats:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Adam LaRoche 52 50 14 3 0 0 5 2 12 .280 .308 .340 .648 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Zimmerman 45 44 12 2 0 3 5 0 10 .273 .267 .523 .789 0 1 0 0 0
Jayson Werth 30 28 4 0 0 1 3 2 9 .143 .200 .250 .450 0 0 0 0 2
Danny Espinosa 20 15 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 .000 .200 .000 .200 0 1 0 2 0
Roger Bernadina 17 15 2 1 0 0 0 2 4 .133 .235 .200 .435 0 0 0 0 0
Ian Desmond 16 12 2 1 0 0 1 1 6 .167 .267 .250 .517 1 1 0 1 0
Bryce Harper 15 14 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .286 .333 .286 .619 0 0 0 0 0
Kurt Suzuki 13 12 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .167 .154 .167 .321 0 1 0 0 1
Chad Tracy 13 12 4 2 0 0 1 1 3 .333 .385 .500 .885 0 0 1 0 2
Steve Lombardozzi 12 10 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .300 .417 .300 .717 0 0 0 0 0
Stephen Strasburg 8 7 2 0 0 0 3 1 2 .286 .375 .286 .661 0 0 0 0 0
Dan Haren 5 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 0 0 0 0 0
Jordan Zimmermann 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0
Zach Duke 3 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.667 0 0 0 0 0
Wilson Ramos 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 255 232 52 9 0 5 24 14 58 .224 .273 .328 .600 2 4 1 3 5
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Generated 3/31/2013.

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