Game 128 discussion thread: Cardinals at Nationals

Gene Wang
Copyright 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010; 7:11 PM

With the introduction of top pick Bryce Harper at a pregame news conference and the wait for results of pitcher Stephen Strasburg's arthrogram, the Nationals still have a game to play tonight as pitcher Jordan Zimmermann makes his return to the major leagues against Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals. Zimmermann was recalled from Class AAA Syracuse today for his first start this season, first at Nationals Park and second in his career against St. Louis. The right-hander is back in the rotation than a week after the one-year anniversary of having Tommy John surgery. Opposing Zimmerman will be right-hander Chris Carpenter, who is 14-4 and with a 2.88. Despite Carpenter's solid season, the best reason to watch the Cardinals is Pujols, a three-time MVP who is chasing the Triple Crown this season. Talk about the game right here, and come back after the final out for updates, player quotes and more.

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