Giants @ Nationals: Game Preview (7/3)

DC Sports Nexus ---- Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Giants vs Nationals
6:35 PM Nationals Park

Story Lines:
  • Jordan Zimmermann still looking for a win at home.
  • Tim Lincecum has been awful all year, but seemed to get it together last start.
  • Today is the #IYNT Tweet Up!  Hope to see you there.
Pitching Match Up:
  • Tim Lincecum
    • 3-8 with a 5.60 ERA.
    • Off to a rough year plagued by 1 bad inning each game.
    • The stuff is still there, 99 Ks and 7 innings of scoreless baseball against the dodgers last start.
  • Jordan Zimmermann
    • 4-4 with a 2.77 ERA.
    • Plagued with lack of run support, especially at home where he is win-less.
    • Last time out he pitched 7 innings of 1 run baseball in Coors Field.
Who to Watch:
  • Buster Posey
    • Hitting .667 lifetime against J-zimm.
    • Has 42 RBIs and 10 Homeruns this season, batting .303.
    • Won rookie of the year in 2010.
  • Adam LaRoche
    • Batting .130 against Lincecum in his career.
    •  Has two homers off of Lincecum.
    • All-Star Snub: 50 RBIs and 15 homers.
Keys to the Game:
  1. One Big Inning.  Lincecum seems to have 1 inning a game where he melts down.  Take advantage.
  2. Tell J-zimm We're Away.  He just can't win at home for whatever reason.
  3. NO Errors.  Runs will be hard to come by this game, don't give the Giants anything to work with.

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