Nationals @ Brewers: Game Preview (7/28)

DC Sports Nexus ---- Saturday, July 28, 2012

Nationals vs Brewers
7:10 PM Miller Park

Story Lines:
  • Jordan Zimmermann will look to continue his dominance and get the Nats back on the winning track.
  • The Brewers will be playing knowing that the ace of their staff, Greinke, has been traded to the Angels and will not start tomorrow.
Pitching Match Up:
  • Jordan Zimmermann
    • 7-6 with a 2.31 ERA.
    • All 20 of his starts this season have been quality starts, best in MLB.
    • Has given up 1 run over his last 18 innings.
  • Randy Wolf
    • 3-6 with a 5.46 ERA.
    • In the month of July, he has given up 10 runs over 21.2 innings.
    • Gave up 2 homeruns last time out.
Who to Watch:
  • Michael Morse
    • Traditionally has good numbers against Brewers.
    • Went 2-4 with 2 RBIs in the first game of the series.
    • Has 4 homeruns in the month of July.
  • Ryan Braun
    • Hitting .314 on the season with 28 homeruns.
    • Went 1-4 last night with a run scored and a RBI.
    • Has 6 homeruns in the month of July.
Keys to the Game:
  1. Do What You Do J-zimm.
  2. Keep the Ball in the Yard.  Brewers have a lot of guys who can knock it out, and J-zimm has given up homers this year.
  3. Get Runners In.  Nats had 12 guys left on base yesterday.

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