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Series preview: Giants at Nats

Apr 29, 2011, 2:57 PM EST

Friday, 7:05 p.m. — RHP Tim Lincecum (2-2, 2.70) vs. RHP Jason Marquis (2-0, 3.55)
TV: MASN Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM
Saturday, 4:05 p.m. — LHP Jonathan Sanchez (2-1, 3.21) vs. LHP John Lannan (2-2, 4.05)
TV: MASN Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM

Sunday, 1:35 p.m. — RHP Matt Cain (2-1, 3.34) vs. RHP Jordan Zimmermann (1-4, 4.55)
TV: MASN Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM

Monday, 7:05 p.m. — LHP Madison Bumgarner (0-4, 6.17)
vs. LHP Tom Gorzelanny (0-2, 3.97)
TV: MASN Radio: WJFK-106.7 FM, WFED-1500 AM

San Francisco's title defense has gotten off to a bit of a ragged start. The Giants opened the season 1-4, won nine of their next 12, then lost five of six before beating the Pirates yesterday afternoon.

The problems have mostly come at the plate, where hits aren't coming in bunches or at opportune times. The Giants were a paltry 2-for-24 with runners in scoring position during the Pittsburgh series, yet somehow managed to take two of three thanks to their always-strongRead more »

  1. Manassas Nats Fan - Apr 29, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    I notice games 1 and 3 have two righties, and games 2 and 4 two southpaws. Interesting how that happens. GO Nats take 3 of 4.

  2. JaneB - Apr 29, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    I'm with you, Manassas! GO NATS!

  3. Nattydread - Apr 29, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Nice pitching match-up tonight.

  4. Anonymous - Apr 29, 2011 at 4:03 PM

    glad to see our best against Cain all have no business being on the roster even…that bodes well! 😦

  5. Ernie - Apr 29, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    The last time I remember Lincecum in the stadium was in 2008. The Giants batted around in the third, including a Jason Bergmann-issued RBI walk of Lincecum and the Nats scratched out only one meaningless run. I was still introducing my wife to the sport and it took more than a year to get her to come back to the stadium. We're going tonight. I really hope history doesn't repeat itself…

  6. Cwj - Apr 29, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    @Ernie – I think I actually remember that game.That was back when I'd listen to the games on the radio while sipping a beer on the front porch.Good times :)

  7. Anonymous - Apr 29, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Ernie said… Dude! I could say so much right now. Why did you share this news? This is Déjà vu all over again. Just kidding. When they win it will be because your wife returned. If they lose it will be because of Ian Desmond… UNTERP

  8. Feel Wood - Apr 29, 2011 at 4:33 PM

    Speaking of closer facial hair, I note that Drew Storen seems to be attempting to grow some. But is there really any chance that Peach Fuzz Panic will catch on like Fear the Beard did?

  9. Knoxville Nat - Apr 29, 2011 at 6:15 PM

    Anon 12:03… really believe that Nix has no business being on the roster?

  10. masnstinks - Apr 29, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    I thought that in general, Storen looked more fierce. He usually looks like he is about 12 years old — it wasn't just the beard (can we really call it a beard?), he seemed to have a more intense expression on his face -less laid-back. Maybe he's trying to change his image so that he looks scary? I know closers are supposed to make you think they're crazy and he has looked very mild before this.

  11. natsfan1a - Apr 29, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    On a recent broadcast, FP said he'd told Storen that he needed to grow a beard in order to look more like a fearsome reliever, to which the kid replied "I can't." Hey, he's working on it… 😉

  12. DFL - Apr 29, 2011 at 7:28 PM

    Count Sunday as a Giants win. It is becoming apparent that Jordan Zimmerman may never be the starting pitcher projected two years ago. He is the Nats worst starting pitcher. Perhaps he could be groomed as a reliever.





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