Game Preview 8/13 Nationals vs. Giants

DC Sports Nexus ---- Monday, August 13, 2012

this week's preview written by @NatsGirl19

At AT&T Park
10:15 ETon MASN2

  • The Nationals are coming off of a heartbreaking loss that snapped an eight-game winning streak, the longest winning streak for the club this year.
  • The Giants are battling for first place against the Dodgers, and with a one game lead over the Los Angeles team, this series will be a pivotal one for them.
Pitching Matchup:
  • Gio Gonzalez
    • 14-6 with a 3.55 ERA 
    • Pitched his first nine-inning complete of his career in his last outing.
  • Ryan Vogelsong
    • Leads the NL with an ERA of 2.27. Has a 10-5 record this season.
    • Pitched seven innings in a 15-0 win over the Cardinals in his last start.
Who To Watch:
  • Bryce Harper
    • While the rookie hasn't exactly been blowing it up offensively as of late, his defense has been as stellar as usual and his offense is slowly picking up.
    • Batting .249 with 10 HRs and 5 triples.

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