Apr 1, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) doubles against the Washington Nationals during the seventh inning at Nationals Park. The Nationals won 2 - 0. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Game Thread: April 4 | Miami Marlins (0-2) @ Washington Nationals (2-0)


Jordan Zimmermann takes the mound in his first start of the year, facing Miami’s Wade LeBlanc. LeBlanc was mainly a reliever last year, posting a 3.67 ERA in 24 appearances, only nine of which were starts. Zimmermann had a 2.94 ERA in nearly 200 innings last year, his first after being limited to 160 in 2011 as a part of his recovery from Tommy Johnsurgery. The Nats are looking to sweep the season-opening series, having not yet allowed a run, while Miami tries to find some offensive footing after having had some decent pitching success.

Lineups

Washington:

Denard Span CF

Jayson Werth RF

Bryce Harper LF

Ryan Zimmerman 3B

Adam LaRoche 1B

Ian Desmond SS

Danny Espinosa 2B

Wilson Ramos C

Zimmermann RHP

 

Miami:

Juan Pierre LF

Placido Polanco 3B

Giancarlo Stanton RF

Greg Dobbs 1B

Justin Ruggiano CF

Rob Brantly C

Donovan Solano 2B

Adeiny Hechavarria SS

LeBlanc LHP

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  • Andy

    Nats suck

  • Andy

    Especially Brice (Bryce?) Harper