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The Washington Nationals took the first game of this three-game set from the Chicago Cubs last night, 7-3. This afternoon in the nation's capital, the Nats send Stephen Strasburg to the mound against 2012 Nationals' starter Edwin Jackson, who signed with Chicago this winter after a year in D.C.

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Next Game

Chicago Cubs
@ Washington Nationals

Saturday, May 11, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Edwin Jackson vs Stephen Strasburg

Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing out to center field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. Denard Span - CF

2. The Shark - RF

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

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

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

6. "Left Side" Danny Espinosa - 2B

7. Tyler "Moore, Moore" Moore - LF

8. Wilson "Duke of Lizards" Ramos - C

9. Stephen Strasburg - RHP

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


Stephen Strasburg

#37 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-4

200

R

R

Jul 20, 1988

• 2012 Stats - (15-6), 28 G, 28 GS, 159.1 IP, 3.16 ERA, 2.82 FIP, ERA+ = 123, 15 HR (0.85 HR/9), 48 BB (2.71 BB/9), 197 Ks (11.13 K/9), 1.16 WHIP.

• 2013 Stats - (1-4), 7 G, 7 GS, 44.1 IP, 3.45 ERA, 3.56 FIP, ERA+ = 109, 5 HR (1.02 HR/9), 13 BB (2.64 BB/9), 44 Ks (8.93 K/9), 1.15 WHIP.

• vs CHC - (0-0), 1 G, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 1.29 ERA, 0 HR, 1 BB (1.29 BB/9), 5 Ks (6.43 K/9), 0.86 WHIP.



Edwin Jackson

#36 / Pitcher / Chicago Cubs

6-3

210

R

R

Sep 09, 1983

• 2012 Stats - (10-11), 31 G, 31 GS, 1 CG, 189.2 IP, 4.03 ERA, 3.85 FIP, ERA+ = 96, 23 HR (1.09 HR/9), 58 BB (2.75 BB/9), 168 Ks (7.97 K/9), 1.22 WHIP.

• 2013 Stats - (0-5), 7 G, 7 GS, 38.0 IP, 6.39 ERA, 3.20 FIP, ERA+ = 62, 2 HR (0.47 HR/9), 18 BB (4.26 BB/9), 39 Ks (7.97 K/9), 1.63 WHIP.

• vs D.C. - (0-0), 2 G, 1 GS, 8.0 IP, 1.13 ERA, 0 HR, 4 BB (4.50 BB/9), 9 Ks (10.13 K/9), 1.38 WHIP.


• Strasburg vs the Cubs:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
David DeJesus 6 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Darwin Barney 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Starlin Castro 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Alfonso Soriano 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Sweeney 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Luis Valbuena 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 19 19 6 0 0 0 0 0 3 .316 .316 .316 .632 0 0 0 0 0
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Generated 5/11/2013.

• E-Jax vs the Nats:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Denard Span 15 13 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .385 .467 .385 .851 0 0 0 0 0
Kurt Suzuki 15 13 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .231 .333 .231 .564 0 0 0 0 0
Jayson Werth 8 8 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 .375 .375 .625 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Chad Tracy 5 3 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 1.000 1.000 1.333 2.333 0 0 0 0 0
Adam LaRoche 4 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Zimmerman 4 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 0 0 0 0 0
Roger Bernadina 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Ian Desmond 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 0
Danny Espinosa 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Wilson Ramos 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 63 55 16 3 0 0 3 7 12 .291 .371 .345 .716 1 0 0 0 0
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Generated 5/11/2013.

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