Nationals vs. Cardinals discussion thread: Game 132

September 1, 2012
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The Nationals won their third straight game in convincing fashion, outscoring the Marlins and Cardinals 26-5 during that stretch. Edwin Jackson and Gio Gonzalez pitched a combined 17 innings, allowing one run, unearned, and striking out 18 batters over the pas two games. Now, the Nationals turn to Jordan Zimmermann (9-8, 2.63 ERA). August was Zimmermann’s worst month of the season: five starters, 3-2 record, 4.39 ERA with 31 hits over 26 2/3 innings. The right-hander has faced the Cardinals three times in his career, lost twice and has a 8.62 ERA, his second-worst against any opponent. 

The Cardinals are in the midst of a four-game losing streak and send their best pitcher, right-hander Kyle Lohse (14-2, 2.64 ERA), to the mound. The game will not be on MASN as usual; it’ll be broadcast by FOX as its Sunday afternoon showing. 

As always, talk about the baseball here.

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010 and, prior to covering the Nationals, covered high school sports across the region.
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