Marlins @ Nationals: Game Preview (8/4)

DC Sports Nexus ---- Saturday, August 4, 2012

Marlins vs Nationals
7:05 PM Nationals Park

Story Lines:
  • After splitting the double header yesterday, the Nats look to take the lead in the series with a win.
  • Kurt Suzuki will be in town after the Nats traded to get him from the A's.
Pitching Match Up:
  • Mark Buehrle
    • 9-10 with a 3.60 ERA.
    • Pitched 7 innings and gave up 1 run his last time against Washington.
    •  His last start he went 4.1 innings and gave up 6 runs.
  • Jordan Zimmermann
    • 8-6 with a 2.28 ERA.
    • Pitched 6 innings of shutout ball last time against Miami.
    • Pitched 6 inning of 1 run baseball during his last start.
Who to Watch:
  • Jose Reyes
    • Hitting .280 with 7 homeruns and 30 RBIs this season.
    • Went 5-10 during the double header yesterday.
    • Had 0 strikeouts during the double header.
  • Adam LaRoche
    • Went 3-7 in the double header yesterday.
    • Also had a HR and 3 RBIs.
    • Has 21 homeruns and 67 RBIs this season.
Keys to the Game:
  1. Do What You Do J-zimm.  If it's not broke, don't fix it.
  2. Limit Base Runners.  Quick innings would be nice after a long day yesterday.
  3. Werth Homer.  Going with a guy feeling, if he homers the Nats will win.

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