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The Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs meet up again after a series in Wrigley last week. Tonight in D.C. it's Gio Gonzalez vs Jake Arrieta. Game Time: 7:05 PM EDT; TV: MASN; RADIO: 106.7 the FAN in D.C.

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Chicago Cubs
@ Washington Nationals

Thursday, June 4, 2015 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Gio Gonzalez vs Jake Arrieta

WEATHER: Rainy, 64°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. This is D-SPAN - CF

2. #RENDONISREADY - 2B

3. Yunel Escobar - 3B

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

5. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - 1B (Word!)

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

7. Jose "Ice Cream Man" Lobaton - C

8. Michael "It's Michael Taylor Time!" Taylor - LF

9. Gio Gonzalez (The Best-Dressed Pitcher in Town) - LHP

• LINKS:

Series Preview with Bleed Cubbie Blue
Harper, Scherzer win NL Player of the Month nods
Should Danny Espinosa make the All-Star team?

Complete Coverage >


• For a Chicago Cubs fan's perspective, check out the SB Nation's Cubs site: Bleed Cubbie Blue.

Today's Lineups:

CHICAGO CUBS WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Dexter Fowler - CF Denard Span - CF
Kris Bryant - 3B Anthony Rendon - 2B
Anthony Rizzo - 1B Yunel Escobar - 3B
Junior Lake - RF Bryce Harper - RF
Starlin Castro - SS Ryan Zimmerman - 1B
Matt Szczur - LF Ian Desmond - SS
David Ross - C Jose Lobaton - C
Jake Arrieta - RHP Michael Taylor - LF
Addison Russell - 2B Gio Gonzalez - LHP

Gonzalez vs the Cubs:

Cubs PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Starlin Castro 17 14 5 2 2 .357 .412 .357 .769 1
Dexter Fowler 12 11 5 1 1 2 1 3 .455 .500 .818 1.318
Anthony Rizzo 12 11 1 4 .000 .083 .000 .083
Junior Lake 7 7 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
Chris Coghlan 6 6 2 2 .333 .333 .333 .667
David Ross 6 5 2 1 .400 .500 .400 .900
Jonathan Herrera 5 5 1 1 1 1 .200 .200 .800 1.000
Jason Hammel 3 2 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1
Miguel Montero 3 3 1 1 2 .333 .333 .333 .667
Total 71 64 16 1 2 6 5 16 .250 .300 .359 .659 1 1

Arrieta vs the Nationals:

Nationals PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Yunel Escobar 19 18 7 1 2 2 .389 .389 .556 .944 1
Ian Desmond 15 13 4 1 1 2 2 .308 .400 .538 .938
Ryan Zimmerman 15 14 4 1 1 6 .286 .333 .286 .619
Denard Span 12 11 3 1 1 .273 .333 .364 .697 1
Bryce Harper 11 9 4 1 2 2 .444 .545 .556 1.101 1
Danny Espinosa 7 7 3 1 1 4 3 .429 .429 1.143 1.571
Wilson Ramos 4 2 1 1 .500 .750 .500 1.250 1 1
Jose Lobaton 2 2 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Dan Uggla 2 2 1 1 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Jordan Zimmermann 2 2 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 89 80 27 2 1 3 9 7 18 .338 .398 .500 .898 1 1 3

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