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The Washington Nationals and Detroit Tigers play the second game of their two-game series in Comerica Park this afternoon at 1:08 pm EDT with Gio Gonzalez on the mound against Justin Verlander. Can the Nats earn a split after last night's loss?

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Washington Nationals
@ Detroit Tigers

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013, 1:08 PM EDT
Comerica Park

Gio Gonzalez vs Justin Verlander

Cloudy. Winds blowing in from center field at 1-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 70.

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. This is D-SPAN - CF

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

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

4. The WereWerth - RF

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

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

7. #RENDONISREADY - 3B

8. Kurt "'Zuki" Suzuki - C

9. Steve "#LOMBOLOBBY" Lombardozzi - 2B

10. Gio Gonzalez aka "The Best-Dressed Pitcher In Town" - LHP

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• For A Detroit Tigers Fan's Perspective, Check Out The SB Nation's Tigers Site: Bless You Boys.

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


Justin Verlander

#35 / Pitcher / Detroit Tigers

6-5

225

R

R

Feb 20, 1983

• 2012 Stats - (17-8), 33 G, 33 GS, 6 CG, 1 SO, 238.1 IP, 2.64 ERA, 2.94 FIP, ERA+ = 161, 19 HR (0.72 HR/9), 60 BB (2.27 BB/9), 239 Ks (9.03 K/9), 1.06 WHIP.

• 2013 Stats - (10-8), 22 G, 22 GS, 137.2 IP, 3.99 ERA, 3.41 FIP, ERA+ = 107, 12 HR (0.78 HR/9), 51 BB (2.33 BB/9), 132 Ks (8.63 K/9), 1.41 WHIP.

• vs D.C. - (1-0), 1 G, 1 GS, 8.0 IP, 3.38 ERA, 2 HR (2.25 HR/9), 0 BB, 11 Ks (12.38 K/9), 0.86 WHIP.



Gio Gonzalez

#47 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-0

205

R

L

Sep 19, 1985

• 2012 Stats - (21-8), 32 G, 32 GS, 2 CG, 1 SO, 199.1 IP, 2.89 ERA, 2.82 FIP, ERA+ = 137, 9 HR (0.41 HR/9), 76 BB (3.43 BB/9), 207 Ks (9.35 K/9), 1.13 WHIP.

• 2013 Stats - (7-3), 21 G, 21 GS, 130.1 IP, 2.97 ERA, 3.39 FIP, ERA+ = 128, 12 HR (0.83 HR/9), 53 BB (3.66 BB/9), 136 Ks (9.39 K/9), 1.19 WHIP.

• vs DET - (1-3), 5 G, 5 GS, 25.1 IP, 5.33 ERA, 6 HR (2.13 HR/9), 16 BB (5.69 BB/9), 25 Ks (10.07 K/9), 1.66 WHIP.


• Verlander vs the Nats:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Denard Span 42 42 15 2 1 0 0 0 3 .357 .357 .452 .810 0 0 0 0 0
Kurt Suzuki 24 23 6 2 0 0 2 1 3 .261 .292 .348 .639 0 0 0 0 1
Roger Bernadina 3 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.667 0 0 0 0 0
Ian Desmond 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 1 1
Scott Hairston 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Zimmerman 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 78 75 22 4 1 1 3 2 9 .293 .321 .413 .734 0 0 0 1 2
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Generated 7/31/2013.

• Gonzalez vs the Tigers:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Torii Hunter 28 25 5 1 0 1 2 3 6 .200 .286 .360 .646 0 0 0 0 2
Jhonny Peralta 17 12 2 0 0 1 2 4 3 .167 .353 .417 .770 0 1 0 0 1
Miguel Cabrera 14 10 1 1 0 0 0 3 3 .100 .357 .200 .557 0 0 0 1 1
Victor Martinez 9 9 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .556 .556 .778 1.333 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Tuiasosopo 8 7 3 0 0 2 2 1 2 .429 .500 1.286 1.786 0 0 0 0 0
Austin Jackson 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 0 0 1
Brayan Pena 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .400 .400 .400 .800 0 0 0 0 0
Ramon Santiago 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 90 76 19 4 0 4 6 12 18 .250 .356 .461 .816 0 1 0 1 5
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Generated 7/31/2013.

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