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After taking three in-a-row from the Cubs in Chicago, the Washington Nationals travel to Kansas City to start a three-game set with the Royals tonight. Gio Gonzalez is on the mound tonight in Kauffman Stadium against the Royals' Bruce Chen.

Peter G. Aiken-US PRESSWIRE


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Washington Nationals
@ Kansas City Royals

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT
Kauffman Stadium

Gio Gonzalez vs Bruce Chen

Cloudy. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

• 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) - RF

4. The WereWerth - DH

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

6. Wilson "Duke of Lizards" Ramos - C

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

8. Tyler "Moore, Moore" Moore - LF

9. #RENDONISREADY - 2B

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

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• For A Kansas City Royals Fan's Perspective, Check Out The SB Nation's Royals Site: Royals Review.

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


Bruce Chen

#52 / Pitcher / Kansas City Royals

6-2

215

L

L

Jun 19, 1977

• 2012 Stats - (11-14), 34 G, 34 GS, 191.2 IP, 5.07 ERA, 4.73 FIP, ERA+ = 82, 33 HR (1.55 HR/9), 47 BB (2.21 BB/9), 140 Ks (6.57 K/9), 1.38 WHIP.

* 2013 Stats - (5-1), 26 G, 7 GS, 77.2 IP, 2.20 ERA, 3.74 FIP, ERA+ = 187, 7 HR (0.81 HR/9), 21 BB (2.43 BB/9), 54 Ks (6.26 K/9), 1.08 WHIP.

• vs D.C. - (2-2), 12 G, 6 GS, 38.1 IP, 4.93 ERA, 8 HR (1.88 HR/9), 17 BB (3.99 BB/9), 32 Ks (7.51 K/9), 1.64 WHIP.



Gio Gonzalez

#47 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-0

200

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 - (7-6), 25 G, 25 GS, 151.2 IP, 3.38 ERA, 3.44 FIP, ERA+ = 111, 14 HR (0.83 HR/9), 61 BB (3.62 BB/9), 155 Ks (9.20 K/9), 1.25 WHIP.

• vs KCR - (3-3), 7 G, 7 GS, 36.1 IP, 6.44 ERA, 7 HR (1.73 HR/9), 20 BB (4.95 BB/9), 37 Ks (9.17 K/9), 1.68 WHIP.


• Chen vs The Nats:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Denard Span 21 16 5 1 0 0 2 4 4 .313 .450 .375 .825 1 0 0 0 0
Kurt Suzuki 11 11 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 .364 .364 .364 .727 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Zimmerman 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .667 .000 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Adam LaRoche 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 0 0 0 0 0
David DeJesus 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Ian Desmond 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 47 38 10 1 0 0 3 8 6 .263 .391 .289 .681 1 0 0 0 0
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Generated 8/23/2013.

• Gonzalez vs the Royals:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Billy Butler 19 15 3 0 0 1 4 4 3 .200 .368 .400 .768 0 0 0 0 0
Emilio Bonifacio 9 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .222 .222 .222 .444 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Gordon 9 7 1 0 0 1 3 2 2 .143 .333 .571 .905 0 0 0 0 0
Jamey Carroll 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 0 0 0
Alcides Escobar 8 7 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .286 .375 .286 .661 0 0 0 0 0
Justin Maxwell 7 6 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .500 .571 .500 1.071 0 0 0 0 0
Eric Hosmer 6 4 2 0 0 1 1 2 1 .500 .667 1.250 1.917 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Moustakas 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Salvador Perez 3 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.333 2.333 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Getz 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 74 62 17 1 0 3 11 12 14 .274 .392 .435 .827 0 0 0 0 0
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Generated 8/23/2013.

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