Nationals @ Rockies: Game Preview (6/27)

DC Sports Nexus ---- Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Nationals vs Rockies
8:40 Coors Field

Story Lines:
  • Can Zimm get a win?  His 2.89 ERA deserves more than 3 wins.
  • Harper won't be in the HR Derby, will he show tonight why that's a mistake?
  • All eyes will be on the offense again to see if last night's 12 runs were a fluke.
Pitching Match Up:
  • Jordan Zimmermann
    • 3-6 with a 2.89 ERA.
    • Hasn't pitched less than 6 innings in every start.
    • Leads the team in homeruns allowed (11).
  • Edwar Cabrera
    • 8-2 with a 2.94 ERA. *In double A ball.
    • Making his major league debut tonight.
    • Has given up 15 homeruns in 15 games in AA.
Who to Watch:
  • Bryce Harper
    • Had a quiet night at the plate last game compared to the rest of his teammates.
    • Will want to make amends for his rookie mistake in the outfield last game.
    • Has not recorded an RBI since Jun 20th, or crossed homeplate since Jun 21st.
  • Marco Scutaro
    • Returning to play after being hit in the head with a Strasburg pitch.
    • Had 5 hits in 4 games before getting hit.
    • Has never recorded a hit against J-zimm.
Keys to the Game:
  1. Keep up the Cortisone.  Its doing wonders for Zim's shoulder and bat.
  2. Rock the Rookie.  Get to Edwar early and often.  Has given up a lot of homeruns in AA.
  3. Stay the Course J-Zimm.  Keep doing what your doing, the run support and wins will come. 

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