Nationals @ Brewers: Game Preview (7/26)

DC Sports Nexus ---- Thursday, July 26, 2012

Nationals vs Brewers
8:10 PM Miller Park

Story Lines:
  • Edwin Jackson will try to rebound after a tough loss last start in which he pitched well.
  • The Nationals are trying to move 20 games over .500 with a win tonight.
  • The Brewers come into the game having dropped 6 straight.
Pitching Match Up:
  • Edwin Jackson
    • 5-6 with a 3.73 ERA.
    • Pitched 7 innings and only gave up 1 run his last time out.
    • In the month of July, he has given up 9 runs over 17.2 innings pitched.
  • Yovani Gallardo
    • 8-7 with a 3.72 ERA.
    • Gave up 4 runs in 5.2 innings his last time out.
    • In the month of July, he has given up 6 runs in 25.1 innings pitched.
Who to Watch:
  • Adam LaRoche
    • Batting .316 with a homerun against Gallardo lifetime.
    • Had a homerun and 2 RBIs in last nights win over the Mets.
    • Has a 4 game hitting streak, and has homered in each of his last two games.
  • Corey Hart
    • Batting .462 with 3 homeruns against Jackson lifetime.
    • Went 2-5 in his last game with a run scored.
    • Homerless since July 16th.
Keys to the Game:
  1. Keep the Ball in the Yard.  Jackson has given up multiple homeruns to multiple guys on the Brewers.
  2. Run Support.  Another 7 inning, 1 run game from Jackson should be good enough for a win anytime out.
  3. Keep the Streak Alive.  Both the Nat's winning streak, and the Brewers losing streak.

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