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The Atlanta Braves are 5-0 in Nationals Park this season after taking the first two games of three in their series with the Washington Nationals this week. Can the Nationals salvage the series finale with the unbeatable NL East leaders?

Rob Carr


Next Game

Atlanta Braves
@ Washington Nationals

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Jordan Zimmermann vs Kris Medlen

• 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. #RENDONISREADY - 2B

8. Wilson "Duke of Lizards" Ramos - C

9. Jordan "DeadEyez" Zimmermann - RHP

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


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 - (13-6), 22 G, 22 GS, 3 CG, 1 SO, 147.0 IP, 3.06 ERA, 3.43 FIP, ERA+ = 123, 14 HR (0.86 HR/9), 27 BB (1.65 BB/9), 109 Ks (6.67 K/9), 1.05 WHIP.

• vs ATL - (3-1), 6 G, 6 GS, 36.1 IP, 2.97 ERA, 4 HR (0.99 HR/9), 9 BB (2.23 BB/9), 31 Ks (7.68 HR/9), 1.02 WHIP.



Kris Medlen

#54 / Pitcher / Atlanta Braves

5-10

190

B

R

Oct 07, 1985

• 2012 Stats - (10-1), 50 G, 12 GS, 2 CG, 1 SO, 1 SV, 138.0 IP, 1.57 ERA, 2.42 FIP, 6 HR (0.39 HR/9), 23 BB (1.50 BB/9), 120 Ks (7.83 K/9), 0.91 WHIP.

• 2013 Stats - (8-10), 22 G, 22 GS, 131.0 IP, 3.85 ERA, 3.93 FIP, ERA+ = 100, 15 HR (1.03 HR/9), 35 BB (2.40 BB/9), 102 Ks (7.01 K/9), 1.37 WHIP.

• vs D.C. - (2-2), 12 G, 3 GS, 34.0 IP, 2.12 ERA, 1 HR (0.26 HR/9), 6 BB (1.59 HR/9), 44 Ks (11.65 K/9), 1.12 WHIP.


• Zimmermann vs the Braves:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Dan Uggla 17 16 2 1 0 0 0 1 4 .125 .176 .188 .364 0 0 0 0 0
Freddie Freeman 11 8 1 1 0 0 1 3 1 .125 .364 .250 .614 0 0 0 0 0
Justin Upton 11 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .400 .455 .400 .855 0 0 0 1 0
Brian McCann 10 9 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .222 .300 .222 .522 0 0 0 0 0
Jason Heyward 9 8 2 0 0 1 3 1 1 .250 .333 .625 .958 0 0 0 0 0
Paul Janish 6 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 0 0 0 0 1
B.J. Upton 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 0
Chris Johnson 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .600 0 0 0 0 1
Evan Gattis 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Andrelton Simmons 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 81 73 13 3 0 1 6 6 13 .178 .250 .260 .510 1 0 0 1 2
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• Medlen vs the Nationals:

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Jayson Werth 16 15 3 2 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .250 .333 .583 0 0 0 1 1
Adam LaRoche 15 14 4 2 0 0 1 1 3 .286 .333 .429 .762 0 0 0 0 1
Ian Desmond 12 12 4 3 0 0 0 0 4 .333 .333 .583 .917 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Zimmerman 12 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 .167 .167 .167 .333 0 0 0 0 0
Bryce Harper 11 10 2 0 0 1 1 1 2 .200 .273 .500 .773 0 0 0 0 0
Scott Hairston 9 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 .222 .222 .333 .556 0 0 0 0 1
Roger Bernadina 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Steve Lombardozzi 6 5 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .400 .500 .400 .900 0 0 0 0 0
Kurt Suzuki 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 0 0 0 0 1
Wilson Ramos 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Denard Span 4 3 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 .667 .750 1.333 2.083 0 0 0 0 0
Dan Haren 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 0
Anthony Rendon 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333 0 0 0 0 0
Chad Tracy 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 0 0 0 0 0
Total 110 104 25 11 0 1 6 4 26 .240 .275 .375 .650 1 0 0 1 4
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Generated 8/7/2013.

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