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I Gotta, Gotta, Gotta, Gotta Move On: GameThread for Toronto Blue Jays at Washington Nationals, 19 June 2009 7:05 PM EDT

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Hey all, the Jays look to make it four in a row tonight when they make the short trip from Philadelphia to Washington to take on the Nationals. Washington continues to be first in war and first in peace but, unlike the Senators, the Nats are last in the National League (the Senators always played in the American). Nonetheless, things might not be so easy for the Jays as they look to do battle with up-and-comer Jordan Zimmermann, tonight's starter who has been quite good (though at times unlucky) so far this season. We'll need to make sure we see the bullpen early because Zimmermann has had some trouble going deep into ballgames, but has been quite good as long as he's been in.

There was quite a bit of activity on the site this afternoon, Tom took a bit more detailed of a look at Marco Scutaro's walk-double yesterday, Hugo highlighted another unfortunate setback for Dustin McGowan (get well soon, No Run-DMc!) and Ed from Federal Baseball gave us a little preview as to what to expect to see this weekend from the Nats. I also made a little post on the Nationals starters we'll be seeing, so for a little more information regarding Zimmermann, you're welcome to take a look.

Scott Rolen continues to hit cleanup and Lyle Overbay continues to hit in front of Big Rod and the pitcher's slot (if Tallet bats three times with the bases loaded, I'm going to be very annoyed). Speaking of Tallet, he's looking to rebound from his atrocious start against the Marlins last Sunday.


Lineup

Toronto Blue Jays @ Washington Nationals

06/19/09 7:05 PM EDT

Toronto Blue Jays Washington Nationals
Marco Scutaro - SS Cristian Guzman - SS
Aaron Hill - 2B Nick Johnson - 1B
Vernon Wells - CF Ryan Zimmerman - 3B
Scott Rolen - 3B Adam Dunn - LF
Adam Lind - LF Elijah Dukes - RF
Alex Rios - RF Josh Bard - C
Lyle Overbay - 1B Willie Harris - CF
Rod Barajas - C Anderson Hernandez - 2B
Brian Tallet - P Jordan Zimmermann - P


W-L ERA WHIP K BB
2009 - Brian Tallet 4-4 4.87 1.29 58 35


W-L ERA WHIP K BB
2009 - Jordan Zimmermann 2-3 5.37 1.35 60 16



Let's get this series started off right, boys!

Special thanks to Modest Mouse's "Never Ending Math Equation" which has now been used for post titles an unprecedented (at least as far as I know) three times today.