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Gio Gonzalez and A.J. Burnett match up in the third game of four between the Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates in PNC Park. Game Time: 7:05 PM EDT; TV: MASN 2; RADIO: 106.7 the FAN in D.C.

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Washington Nationals
@ Pittsburgh Pirates

Saturday, July 25, 2015 7:05 PM EDT
PNC Park

A.J. Burnett vs Gio Gonzalez

WEATHER: Sunny, 81°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. Michael "It's Michael Taylor Time" Taylor - CF

2. #RENDONISREADY - 2B

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

4. #YESCOBAR - 3B

5. @BatHoarder - 1B

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

7. #LOBATRON - C

8. Matt den Dekker - LF

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

• LINKS:

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Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo believes in Ian Desmond
Washington Nationals trade target: Aroldis Chapman

Complete Coverage >


For a Pittsburgh Pirates fan's perspective, check out the SB Nation's Pirates site: Bucs Dugout.

Today's Lineups:

WASHINGTON NATIONALS PITTSBURGH PIRATES
Michael Taylor - CF Gregory Polanco - RF
Anthony Rendon - 2B Starling Marte - LF
Bryce Harper - RF Andrew McCutchen - CF
Yunel Escobar - 3B Aramis Ramirez - 3B
Clint Robinson - 1B Jung-Ho Kang - SS
Ian Desmond - SS Francisco Cervelli - C
Jose Lobaton - C Neil Walker - 2B
Matt den Dekker - LF Sean Rodriguez - 1B
Gio Gonzalez - LHP A.J. Burnett - RHP

Burnett vs the Nationals:

Nationals PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Ian Desmond 24 21 3 1 3 8 .143 .250 .190 .440 2
Danny Espinosa 22 21 5 1 1 4 8 .238 .273 .381 .654 1 1
Bryce Harper 21 19 5 2 1 1 1 3 .263 .333 .526 .860 1
Wilson Ramos 20 19 4 1 1 3 1 9 .211 .250 .421 .671
Yunel Escobar 15 14 2 2 .143 .200 .143 .343 1
Dan Uggla 15 13 2 1 2 2 6 .154 .267 .385 .651
Tyler Moore 6 6 3 1 1 .500 .500 .667 1.167
Tanner Roark 6 4 1 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 2
Clint Robinson 5 5 1 .200 .200 .200 .400
Matt den Dekker 4 4 1 1 1 2 .250 .250 .500 .750
Joe Ross 3 3 1 2 .333 .333 .333 .667
Michael Taylor 3 3 2 .667 .667 .667 1.333
Doug Fister 2 2 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Gio Gonzalez 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jose Lobaton 2 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500 1
Jordan Zimmermann 2 1 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500
Total 152 138 30 7 1 3 13 8 43 .217 .280 .348 .628 2 4 3

Gonzalez vs the Pirates:

Pirates PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Andrew McCutchen 15 12 3 1 3 2 .250 .400 .333 .733
Starling Marte 13 12 3 1 1 2 1 1 .250 .308 .583 .891
Sean Rodriguez 7 7 2 1 3 3 .286 .286 .429 .714
Pedro Alvarez 6 6 4 .000 .000 .000 .000
Brent Morel 5 5 1 1 .200 .200 .200 .400
Francisco Cervelli 4 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 2
Neil Walker 4 4 1 1 .250 .250 .250 .500
A.J. Burnett 3 3 1 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Pedro Florimon 3 2 1 2 .000 .333 .000 .333 1
Jung Ho Kang 3 3 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Gregory Polanco 3 3 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Vance Worley 3 3 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jeff Locke 2 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 71 66 10 3 1 6 5 23 .152 .211 .242 .454 1 2

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