Nationals-Athletics discussion thread: Game 37


Gio Gonzalez. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The Nationals hope to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Athletics on Sunday. The Nationals were shut out in Doug Fister’s debut and lost Saturday after the bullpen’s late-game collapse. Gio Gonzalez (3-2, 2.91 ERA) faces his former team for the first time. It will be a battle of left-handed pitchers, as Scott Kazmir (4-1, 2.64 ERA) takes the mound for the Nationals. Washington, however, has done well against left-handers this season. They are fourth in the majors with a .805 OPS against left-handed pitchers. The lineups are here. As always, discuss the game below.

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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