Nationals Game Notes — June 9 at San Francisco Giants
Game #62: Washington Nationals (32-29) at San Francisco Giants (42-21) | 7:15 p.m. (PT); 10:15 p.m. (ET) | AT&T Park
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Stephen Strasburg (5-4, 3.10 ERA) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (4-2, 3.39 ERA)
Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg enters Monday night’s game having won consecutive starts for first time since posting four wins in as many outings from Aug. 5-21, 2012 (44 starts in-between back-to-back wins).
Radio: 106.7 FM / 1500 AM, also on nationals.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on MASN2
Live Stats: nationals.com
With their victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday afternoon, the Nationals moved into a three-way tie for the top spot in the National League East with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins. The Nationals currently have a piece of ﬁrst place for the ﬁrst time since May 7, when they were tied with the Marlins atop the NL East.
Additionally, congratulations are in order for Jordan Zimmermann, who won the NL Pitcher of the Week honors on Monday afternoon. Zimmermann’s zero-walk, 12-strikeout shutout at Petco Park on Sunday capped a stellar six-day, two-start stretch (2-0, 17.0 scoreless innings, 1 BB, 16 SO). Both of Zimmermann’s starts last week resulted in shutout victories for the Nationals (W7-0 on Tue. vs. PHI, W6-0 on Sun. at SDP). Zimmermann becomes just the second Nationals pitcher to earn an NL Pitcher of the Week citation, joining Stephen Strasburg (2-0, 2.19 ERA, 2 GS) who earned the award for the period ending June 13, 2010, following his initial two big league starts. Before today, the most-recent Nationals player to be named NL Player of the Week was Ryan Zimmerman (.444, 4 home runs, 7 RBI for period ending July 16-22, 2012).
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
40 Wilson Ramos C
20 Ian Desmond SS
8 Danny Espinosa (S) 2B
37 Stephen Strasburg RHP
7 Gregor Blanco (L) CF
8 Hunter Pence RF
28 Buster Posey C
48 Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
38 Michael Morse 1B
10 Tyler Colvin (L) LF
35 Brandon Crawford (L) SS
14 Brandon Hicks 2B
32 Ryan Vogelsong RHP
Here are tonight’s game notes, courtesy of the Washington Nationals PR department. Enjoy!