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There are 101 games left for the Washington Nationals to turn this thing around. Can the Nats start today by taking two from the Minnesota Twins? They get their first shot this afternoon when Jordan Zimmermann takes the mound against Twinkies' lefty Scott Diamond at 1:35 pm EDT.

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Next Game

Minnesota Twins
@ Washington Nationals

Sunday, Jun 9, 2013, 1:35 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Scott Diamond vs Jordan Zimmermann

Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. Jeff Kobernus - CF

2. Steve "#LOMBOLOBBY" Lombardozzi - LF

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

4. The WereWerth - RF

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

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

7. #RENDONISREADY - 2B

8. Kurt "'Zuki" Suzuki - C

9. Jordan "DeadEyez" Zimmermann - RHP

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


Jordan Zimmermann

#27 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-2

220

R

R

May 23, 1986

• 2012 Stats - (12-8), 32 G, 32 GS, 195.2 IP, 2.94 ERA, 3.51 FIP, ERA+ = 133, 18 HR (0.83 HR/9), 43 BB (1.98 BB/9), 153 Ks (7.04 K/9), 1.17 WHIP.

• 2013 Stats - (8-3), 12 G, 12 GS, 3 CG, 1 SO, 87.2 IP, 2.16 ERA, 3.23 FIP, ERA+ = 177, 6 HR (0.62 HR/9), 11 BB (1.13 BB/9), 53 Ks (5.44 K/9), 0.91 WHIP.

• vs MIN - N/A



Scott Diamond

#58 / Pitcher / Minnesota Twins

6-3

220

L

L

Jul 30, 1986

• 2012 Stats - (12-9), 27 G, 27 GS, 1 CG, 1 SO, 173.0 IP, 3.54 ERA, 3.94 FIP, ERA+ = 116, 17 HR (0.88 HR/9), 31 BB (1.61 BB/9), 90 Ks (4.68 K/9), 1.24 WHIP.

• 2013 Stats - (4-4) 10 G, 10 GS, 56.0 IP, 4.66 ERA, 4.41 FIP, ERA+ = 88, 7 HR (1.13 HR/9), 11 BB (1.77 BB/9), 26 Ks (4.18 K/9), 1.43 WHIP.

• vs D.C. - N/A


• Zimmermann vs the Twins:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Mike Pelfrey 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
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Generated 6/9/2013.

• Diamond vs the Nats:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Kurt Suzuki 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
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Generated 6/9/2013.

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