Nats face D-Backs for first of four

After another thrilling walk-off victory to take the series from Philadelphia, the Nationals kick off the last series of the homestand against the Diamondbacks. Ross Detwiler takes the mound against Joe Saunders and the D-backs tonight.
Here are the lineups:

Ryan Roberts – 3B
Kelly Johnson – 2B
Justin Upton – RF
Chris Young – CF
Paul Goldschmidt – 1B
Cody Ransom – SS
Collin Cowgill – LF
Henry Blanco – C
Joe Saunders – P

Ian Desmond – SS
Brian Bixler – CF
Ryan Zimmerman – 3B
Michael Morse – 1B
Jayson Werth – RF
Danny Espinosa – 2B
Jonny Gomes – LF
Wilson Ramos – C
Ross Detwiler – P

*Today, Ryan Zimmerman was named the National League Co-Player of the Week by MLB. Zimmerman hit .500 with two doubles, three home runs, eight RBI and helped the Nationals go 4-2 over the past two series against the Reds and Phillies. After hitting his eighth walk-off home run on Friday, he scored the winning run on Sunday when Jonny Gomes was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

*Detwiler, while not getting a win, pitched a stellar game in his last start, allowing just one run on seven hits over six innings. Saunders, on the other hand, has struggled recently – allowing 10 earned runs over his last two starts (12 innings total).

*Zimmerman’s not the only one who’s been hot as of late – Michael Morse has hit .347 since the All-Star Break.

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