Sunday, May 5, 2013

Pirates Game 31 Preview - @ Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals at Pittsburgh Pirates - 1:35 p.m.
Gio Gonzalez (2-2, 5.34) vs. Wandy Rodriguez (2-1, 3.91)

Season Series (Tied 1-1)
May 3, 2013 - Pittsburgh 3, Washington 1
May 4, 2013 - Washington 5, Pittsburgh 4


Lineups

Pirates (17-13)
1. Marte 7
2. Mercer 4
3. McCutchen 8
4. Sanchez 3
5. Martin 5
6. McKenry 2
7. Inge 9
8. McDonald 6
9. Rodriguez 1

Nationals (16-15)
1. Span 8
2. Desmond 6
3. Harper 7
4. Zimmerman 5
5. LaRoche 3
6. Moore RF
7. Espinosa 4
8. Ramos 2
9. Gonzalez 1


Notes:

-Gio Gonzalez has had a rocky start to the season. In his last start he lasted only four innings against the Braves giving up seven hits and five earned runs while striking out nine. Two of his last three starts he has threw only four innings while in the other he threw eight.

-Last season in one start against the Pirates Gonzalez went seven innings and struck out ten while giving up four hits and three runs.

-Wandy Rodriguez is coming off by far his worst start of the season against the Brewers. He was bombed for seven runs on six hits in only 3.2 innings of work. It was not pretty but I feel pretty confident that he will bounce back today.

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