Nationals Game Notes — June 8 at San Diego

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Game #61: Washington Nationals (31-29) at San Diego Padres (28-34) | 1:10 p.m. (PT); 4:10 p.m. (ET) | Petco Park
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Jordan Zimmermann (4-2, 3.59 ERA) vs. LHP Eric Stults (2-6, 5.03 ERA)
Washington Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann owns a 0.86 ERA (2 ER/21 innings pitched) in three career starts at Petco Park, but was outdueled here by Stults in his most recent outing in San Diego (May 18, 2013), a 2-1 Padres victory. 
Radio: 106.7 FM / 1500 AM, also on (for subscribers to
TV: The game will be televised on MASN2

Of note:

The Nationals are 4-2 in rubber matches (to decide a three-game series) this season. The Nationals’ six rubber games to date:

6-3 win at Miami, April 16;
1-0 loss at Philadelphia, May 4;
3-2 victory over the Dodgers, May 7;
5-1 win over Arizona, May 14;
6-3 victory over New York Mets, May 18;
2-1 loss to Cincinnati, May 21.

Here are the lineups for tonight’s match-up:


2 Denard Span (L) CF
19 Kevin Frandsen 3B
28 Jayson Werth RF
25 Adam LaRoche (L) 1B
11 Ryan Zimmerman LF
20 Ian Desmond SS
8 Danny Espinosa (S) 2B
59 Jose Lobaton (S) C
27 Jordan Zimmermann RHP

PADRES (28-34)

2 Everth Cabrera (S) SS
21 Seth Smith (L) RF
18 Carlos Quentin LF
7 Chase Headley (S) 3B
23 Yonder Alonso (L) 1B
8 Yasmani Grandal (S) C
24 Cameron Maybin CF
5 Alexi Amarista (L) 2B
53 Eric Stults (L) P

Here are tonight’s game notes, courtesy of the Washington Nationals PR department. Enjoy!


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