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The Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves start a three-game series in the nation's capital this afternoon with Stephen Strasburg on the mound in Nationals Park. Can the Nats stop the Braves' 10-game win streak?

Win McNamee


Next Game

Atlanta Braves
@ Washington Nationals

Monday, Aug 5, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Mike Minor vs Stephen Strasburg

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

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

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

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

4. Wilson "Duke of Lizards" Ramos - C

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

6. #RENDONISREADY - 2B

7. Steve "#LomboLobby" Lombardozzi - LF

8. Scott Hairston - RF

9. Stephen Strasburg - RHP

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


Stephen Strasburg

#37 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals

6-4

200

R

R

Jul 20, 1988

• 2012 Stats - (15-6), 28 G, 28 GS, 159.1 IP, 3.16 ERA, 2.82 FIP, ERA+ = 126, 15 HR (0.85 HR/9), 48 BB (2.71 BB/9), 197 Ks (11.13 K/9), 1.16 WHIP.

• 2013 Stats - (5-9), 21 G, 21 GS, 130.1 IP, 3.04 ERA, 3.33 FIP, ERA+ = 125, 12 HR (0.83 HR/9), 41 BB (2.83 BB/9), 134 Ks (9.25 K/9), 1.08 WHIP.

• vs ATL - (3-4), 10 G, 10 GS, 50.2 IP, 3.55 ERA, 4 HR (0.71 HR/9), 19 BB (3.38 BB/9), 61 Ks (10.84 K/9), 1.32 WHIP.



Mike Minor

#36 / Pitcher / Atlanta Braves

6-4

205

R

L

Dec 26, 1987

• 2012 Stats - (11-10), 30 G, 30 GS, 179.1 IP, 4.12 ERA, 4.38 FIP, ERA+ = 97, 26 HR (1.30 HR/9), 56 BB (2.81 BB/9), 145 Ks (7.28 K/9), 1.15 WHIP.

• 2013 Stats - (11-5), 22 G, 22 GS, 1 CG, 144.0 IP, 2.75 ERA, 3.14 FIP, ERA+ = 141, 15 HR (0.94 HR/9), 28 BB (1.75 BB/9), 134 Ks (8.38 K/9), 1.01 WHIP.

• vs D.C. - (3-2), 6 G, 6 GS, 31.2 IP, 4.55 ERA, 3 HR (0.85 HR/9), 14 BB (3.98 BB/9), 24 Ks (6.82 K/9), 1.42 WHIP.


• Strasburg vs the Braves:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Dan Uggla 27 24 11 2 0 2 8 3 9 .458 .519 .792 1.310 0 0 0 0 1
Jason Heyward 18 15 7 1 0 0 1 2 2 .467 .556 .533 1.089 0 0 0 1 0
Freddie Freeman 17 13 5 1 0 1 4 2 2 .385 .412 .692 1.104 0 2 0 0 0
Brian McCann 16 16 6 1 0 1 2 0 4 .375 .375 .625 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Justin Upton 13 12 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 .083 .154 .083 .237 0 0 0 0 2
Chris Johnson 11 11 3 0 0 0 3 0 3 .273 .273 .273 .545 0 0 0 0 0
B.J. Upton 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .125 .222 .125 .347 0 0 0 0 0
Andrelton Simmons 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1
Paul Janish 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Evan Gattis 4 4 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 .250 .250 1.000 1.250 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Minor 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1
Brandon Beachy 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Jose Constanza 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 0 0 0 0 0
Julio Teheran 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 0 0 0 0 0
Total 135 123 37 7 0 5 21 9 38 .301 .348 .480 .828 0 2 0 1 5
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Generated 8/5/2013.

• Minor vs the Nationals:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Ryan Zimmerman 17 14 4 0 0 0 1 3 4 .286 .412 .286 .697 0 0 1 0 0
Ian Desmond 16 15 5 2 0 0 1 1 1 .333 .375 .467 .842 0 0 0 0 1
Scott Hairston 12 12 3 0 0 1 1 0 4 .250 .250 .500 .750 0 0 0 0 1
Bryce Harper 9 8 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .333 .375 .708 0 0 0 0 0
Adam LaRoche 9 6 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 .167 .333 .333 .667 0 1 0 0 0
Jayson Werth 8 8 2 0 0 1 3 0 3 .250 .250 .625 .875 0 0 0 0 0
Wilson Ramos 4 4 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 .750 .750 1.500 2.250 0 0 0 0 0
Stephen Strasburg 4 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .667 .750 .667 1.417 0 0 0 0 0
Gio Gonzalez 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 0
Kurt Suzuki 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0 0
Total 83 72 22 4 0 3 9 9 15 .306 .378 .486 .864 1 1 1 0 2
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Generated 8/5/2013.

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