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Washington Nationals At Kansas City Royals: GameThread 129 Of 162

The Washington Nationals go for five in a row tonight in Kauffman Stadium and Jordan Zimmermann looks to bounce back after a rough start last time out in Chicago. The Royals send Wade Davis to the mound in the second game of the three-game weekend set.

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Washington Nationals
@ Kansas City Royals

Saturday, Aug 24, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT
Kauffman Stadium

Wade Davis vs Jordan Zimmermann

Clear. Winds blowing out to left field at 10-20 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. This Is D-SPAN - CF

2. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - DH (Oh, Word?)

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

4. Wilson "Duke of Lizards" Ramos - C

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

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

7. Tyler "Moore, Moore" Moore - LF

8. HCBB (aka Chad Tracy) - 3B

9. Steve "#LOMBOLOBBY" Lombardozzi - 2B

10. Jordan "DeadEyez" Zimmermann - RHP

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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:


Wade Davis

#22 / Pitcher / Kansas City Royals

6-5

225

R

R

Sep 07, 1985

• 2012 Stats - (3-0), 54 G, 70.1 IP, 2.43 ERA, 2.78 FIP, ERA+ = 159, 5 HR (0.64 HR/9), 29 BB (3.71 BB/9), 87 Ks (11.13 K/9), 1.10 WHIP.

• 2013 Stats - (6-9), 23 G, 23 GS, 119.1 IP, 5.43 ERA, 4.22 FIP, ERA+ = 75, 14 HR (1.06 HR/9), 51 BB (3.85 BB/9), 103 Ks (7.77 K/9), 1.75 WHIP.

• vs D.C. - (0-0), 1 G, 1.0 IP, 9.00 ERA, 1 BB, 1 K, 3.00 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 - (14-7), 25 G, 25 GS, 3 CG, 1 SO, 163.0 IP, 3.37 ERA, 3.59 FIP, ERA+ = 112, 17 HR (0.94 HR/9), 33 BB (1.82 BB/9), 121 Ks (6.68 K/9), 1.11 WHIP.

• vs D.C. - N/A


• Davis vs the Nats:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Denard Span 11 10 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200 .273 .200 .473 0 0 0 0 0
Adam LaRoche 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Scott Hairston 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0 0
Ian Desmond 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Zimmerman 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 18 16 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .188 .278 .188 .465 0 0 0 0 0
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Generated 8/24/2013.

• Zimmermann vs the Royals:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Emilio Bonifacio 16 14 4 1 0 0 1 1 1 .286 .333 .357 .690 1 0 0 0 0
Justin Maxwell 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Jeremy Guthrie 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Total 23 21 5 1 0 0 1 1 4 .238 .273 .286 .558 1 0 0 0 0
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Generated 8/24/2013.

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