Jul 31, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson (5) talks to left fielder Bryce Harper (34) during the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Zimmermann Seeks Rebound Against Brewers After Tough July


Jordan Zimmermann was being considered a candidate to start the All-Star Game as the game approached, with a 2.28 ERA at the end of June. However, the month of July was unkind to him. He allowed 23 runs in 26.1 innings, jumping his ERA all the way to 3.19. He has also stalled since earning his twelfth win, coincidentally against the Brewers. The Nats hope he can get back-to-back wins against them with the help of the offense. The bats will face a familiar foe, ex-Nats reliever Tom Gorzelanny. He has had a great season, with a 2.78 ERA, but has moved into the rotation recently from a long-relief role. His time in the rotation has been decent and very odd. In his first two starts, he threw six innings and allowed no earned runs, but took losses in both games. He allowed nine total runs over 11 innings in his next two starts, but managed a win in a start in which he gave up four runs. Here are tonight’s lineups:

Washington

Bryce Harper LF

Anthony Rendon 2B

Ryan Zimmerman 3B

Jayson Werth RF

Adam LaRoche 1B

Ian Desmond SS

Denard Span CF

Wilson Ramos C

Zimmermann RHP

Milwaukee

Rickie Weeks 2B

Norichika Aoki RF

Jean Segura SS

Jonathan Lucroy C

Carlos Gomez CF

Caleb Gindl LF

Juan Francisco 1B

Jeff Bianchi 3B

Gorzelanny LHP

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