Jun 24, 2014, 4:49 PM EDT
Jordan Zimmermann grew up in tiny Auburndale, Wisc., about 180 miles northwest of Milwaukee. And tonight when the right-hander pitches for the Nationals at Miller Park, it’s believed the vast majority of his hometown will be there to watch in person. If history holds true, they’re in for a treat, because in two previous starts in Milwaukee, Zimmermann is 2-0 with an 0.75 ERA.
A win tonight would be big not only for Zimmermann, but also for the Nationals, who are seeking their fourth straight victory and to maintain at least a 2-game lead over the Braves in the NL East. They’ll be going up against veteran right-hander Yovani Gallardo, who has taken a beating at the hands of the Nationals in recent years (25 runs in his last 25 1/3 innings against them).
As you know, I’m not in Milwaukee for this series. Unlike last night, I won’t be at Potomac, either, but I’ll be keeping tabs on Bryce Harper and Wilson Ramos’ rehab appearance and will have analysis of the Nationals’ game right here tomorrow morning. Enjoy the game…
WASHINGTON NATIONALS at MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Where: Miller Park
Gametime: 8:10 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 869, MLB.com
Weather: Partly cloudy, 70 degrees, Wind 6 mph in from CF
CF Denard Span
3B Anthony Rendon
RF Jayson Werth
1B Adam LaRoche
LF Ryan Zimmerman
SS Ian Desmond
2B Danny Espinosa
C Jose Lobaton
RHP Jordan Zimmermann
2B Scooter Gennett
RF Ryan Braun
C Jonathan Lucroy
CF Carlos Gomez
3B Aramis Ramirez
LF Khris Davis
1B Mark Reynolds
SS Jean Segura
RHP Yovani Gallardo
HP Andy Fletcher
1B Chris Segal
2B Mike Winters
3B Mark Wegner
NL EAST STANDINGS
SAT: Nats at Mariners, 9:10 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Mariners, 4:10 p.m.
MON: Nats at Dodgers, 8:10 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.
WED: Nats at Dodgers, 4:10 p.m.
FRI: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
Full season schedule
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MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.
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