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Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 05/01/2011

Game 27 discussion thread: Nationals vs. Giants

It’s an interesting pitching match-up this afternoon at Nationals Park. Last year during the playoffs, it was not to watch Matt Cain and think, “That could be Jordan Zimmermann one of these days.” Both young (Cain is 26, Zimmermann 24) right-handers operate with quietly confident demeanors, pumping strikes with low-to-mid 90s fastballs.

Today, they’ll face each other. The Nationals have seven out of 10 games, but five of those seven losses have come by three or fewer runs. The Nationals’ starters are giving them a chance to win literally every game. The offense needs to start winning them.

Talk about the game right here.

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