Nationals @ Rockies: Game Preview (6/28)

DC Sports Nexus ---- Thursday, June 28, 2012

Nationals vs. Rockies
3:10 PM Coors Field

Story Lines:
Pitching Match Up:
  • Edwin Jackson
    • 4-4 with a 2.91 ERA.
    • Trying to win back-to-back starts for the second time this season.
    • Every Rockies player who has faced him 10+ times is batting .300 or up against him.
  • Josh Outman
    • 0-3 with a 8.64 ERA.
    • Hasn't made it more than 5 innings in a start this season.
    • Has more Runs against (19) than strikesouts (16) since becoming a starter this season.
Who to Watch:
  • Ian Desmond
    • Batting .500 in the series with 7 hits.
    • Batting .353 since June 19th
    • Going for his 3rd, 3-game multi-hit streak of the season.
  • Marco Scutaro
    • Batting .300 with 2 homeruns against Jackson lifetime.
    • Had 2 hits and 2 RBIs in last nights game.
Keys to the Game:
  1. Hit Homers.  Last night each team had 14 hits.  Three of ours were homeruns, they had none.
  2. Turn Two.  We turned 4 double plays last night to get out of innings quickly.  Do it again.
  3. Score 6+.  The Rockies have yet to score more than 5 runs against us this series.

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