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Washington Nationals At Chicago Cubs: GameThread 124 Of 162

After dropping two of three in Turner Field in Atlanta, the Washington Nationals (60-63) head to Wrigley Field in Chicago to take on the (53-70) Cubs in a four-game set that starts with Jordan Zimmermann on the mound against Jeff Samardzija.

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Washington Nationals
@ Chicago Cubs

Monday, Aug 19, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT
Wrigley Field

Jeff Samardzija vs Jordan Zimmermann

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. This is D-SPAN - CF

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

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

4. The WereWerth - RF

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

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

7. Wilson "Duke of Lizards" Ramos - C

8. #RENDONISREADY - 2B

9. Jordan "DeadEyez" Zimmermann - RHP

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


Jeff Samardzija

#29 / Pitcher / Chicago Cubs

6-5

225

R

R

Jan 23, 1985

• 2012 Stats - (9-13), 28 G, 28 GS, 1 CG, 174.2 IP, 3.81 ERA, 3.55 FIP, ERA+ = 105, 20 HR (1.03 HR/9), 56 BB (2.89 BB/9), 180 Ks (9.27 K/9), 1.22 WHIP.

• 2013 Stats - (6-11), 25 G, 25 GS, 1 CG, 1 SO, 159.1 IP, 4.29 ERA, 3.60 FIP, ERA+ = 90, 16 HR (0.90 HR/9), 63 BB (3.56 BB/9), 163 Ks (9.21 K/9), 1.36 WHIP.

• vs D.C. - (1-2), 10 G, 3 GS, 29.1 IP, 2.76 ERA, 4 HR (1.23 HR/9), 4 BB (1.23 HR/9), 31 Ks (9.51 K/9), 1.13 WHIP.



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+ = 134, 18 HR (0.83 HR/9), 43 BB (1.98 BB/9), 153 Ks (7.04 K/9), 1.17 WHIP.

• 2013 Stats - (14-6), 24 G, 24 GS, 3 CG, 1 SO, 3.02 ERA, 3.39 FIP, ERA+ = 125, 14 HR (0.80 HR/9), 31 BB (1.77 BB/9), 116 Ks (6.61 K/9), 1.09 WHIP.

• vs CHC - (1-3), 5 G, 5 GS, 32.0 IP, 4.22 ERA, 4 HR (1.13 HR/9), 5 BB (1.41 BB/9), 33 Ks (9.28 K/9), 1.22 WHIP.


• Samardzija vs the Nats:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Ian Desmond 14 13 8 3 0 1 3 0 3 .615 .615 1.077 1.692 1 0 0 0 0
Jayson Werth 14 13 3 0 0 1 4 1 2 .231 .286 .462 .747 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Zimmerman 14 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .071 .000 .071 0 0 0 0 0
Adam LaRoche 11 11 4 0 0 2 3 0 3 .364 .364 .909 1.273 0 0 0 0 0
Roger Bernadina 9 9 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .222 .222 .222 .444 0 0 0 0 1
Wilson Ramos 6 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Denard Span 6 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 .200 .333 .400 .733 0 0 0 0 0
Kurt Suzuki 5 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 .250 .400 .500 .900 0 0 0 0 0
Bryce Harper 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Tyler Moore 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Scott Hairston 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Chad Tracy 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Jordan Zimmermann 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 0
Dan Haren 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Total 92 85 22 5 0 4 14 4 18 .259 .292 .459 .751 3 0 0 0 1
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Generated 8/19/2013.

• Zimmermann vs the Cubs:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Starlin Castro 13 13 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 .231 .231 .462 .692 0 0 0 0 0
Darwin Barney 12 11 2 1 1 0 1 1 2 .182 .250 .455 .705 0 0 0 0 0
Nate Schierholtz 10 10 3 2 0 0 3 0 2 .300 .300 .500 .800 0 0 0 0 0
David DeJesus 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Anthony Rizzo 6 5 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 .400 .500 1.000 1.500 0 0 0 0 0
Cody Ransom 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .200 .400 0 0 0 0 1
Darnell McDonald 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 0
Jeff Samardzija 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 0
Welington Castillo 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 59 55 11 4 2 1 5 2 15 .200 .228 .400 .628 2 0 0 0 1
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Generated 8/19/2013.

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