Nationals vs. Cubs discussion thread: Game 136

September 5, 2012

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Nationals left-handed starter Gio Gonzalez (17-7, 3.10 ERA) takes the mound against the Chicago Cubs. With a win, Gonzalez could tie New York Mets R.A. Dickey with a major-league leading 18 wins. Gonzalez has won four of his past five starts, posted a 2.23 ERA and is coming off the first complete game shutout of his career. He is opposed by Cubs right-hander Chris Volstad (2-9, 6.06 ERA). The Nationals already have a season-high 7 1/2 game over the Atlanta Braves in the National League East. 

As always, discuss the game here. And follow the action 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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