Series Preview: Nationals @ Red Sox

DC Sports Nexus ---- Thursday, June 7, 2012

Coming off a big series win against the Mets, the Nationals are hitting the road for a little American League action against the Boston Red Sox.  That means it is DH time...which might be a bad thing for the Nats with the way our pitchers have been hitting of late.  Here is how the weekend stacks up:

  • Friday: 7:10 PM, Strasburg (6-1) vs Doubront (6-2).
  • Saturday: 4:05 PM, Gonzalez (7-2) vs Matsuzaka* (0-0).
  • Sunday: 1:35 PM, Zimmermann (3-5) vs Jon Lester (3-4).
     *Matsuzaka's first start of season

In a season where Washington has risen from the basement of the NL East, Boston has fallen to the bottom of the AL East.  That's no reason to take them lightly, but the Nat's pitching makes this a very winnable set of games.  Friday will be the game of the series with Strasburg going for his 7th win against Boston's most successful starter.  Win Friday and we could be talking sweep here, something the O's fan in me would love to see.

Your Sound of the Series comes from the Dropkick Murphy's  The Nats are shipping up to play baseball in The State of Massachusetts.  Yeah, I'm going with that song instead because how can you not be pumped up by this banjo intro:

Prediction Time:
Putting my reputation as a "baseball guy" on the line by predicting the outcomes of each series.  Feel free to yell at me in the comments or on twitter @dru90.
  • Nationals WIN Friday.
  • Nationals WIN Saturday.
  • Nationals WIN Sunday.
Nationals SWEEP the series 3-0.

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