Game Preview: Nats @ Astros (8/9)

DC Sports Nexus ---- Thursday, August 9, 2012

Story Lines
  • Jordan Zimmermann will be going for the Astros' throats tonight, for his ninth win and the sixth consecutive win for the Nationals.
  • Lucas Harrell is attempting to stop a nine-game slide and avoid another sweep.
Pitching Matchup

Jordan Zimmerman
  • 8-6 with an awe-striking 2.45 ERA.
  • Pitcher of the month in July.
  • Gave up five runs (four earned) in his last start vs. the Marlins
Lucas Harrell
  • 9-7, ERA of 3.98
  • 6-1 with a 2.02 ERA in nine home starts.
  • On a Strasburgian Innings Limit
Who To Watch

Michael Morse
  • Seventeen game hit streak on the line
  • Batting .298 with 8 home runs and 34 RBIs.

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