Game Thread: Nats v. Reds – 4/6/13

The middle game in the series today with a game time . After last night’s 15-0 Reds win, a Reds win today will guarantee a series win and we all know the importance of winning any series.

Aug 20, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco (39) during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Reds 12-5. (Photo Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

Devin Mesoraco will see his first start of the season. With Johnny Cueto going tomorrow, Mike Leake dealing and a day game after a night game, this should come as no surprise. Mes fans rejoice in Dusty’s decision. He got some game time in last evening (going 1-for-2 with a run scored on Xavier Paul’s pinch-hit grand slam), so he’s not all that rusty…

Side note: Something about Henry Rodriguez allowing grand slams at GABP. huh?

I never tire of watching that…

Here’s the starting pitchers for today’s tilt:

Nationals: Ross Detwiler (2012: 10-8, 3.40 ERA, 1.223 WHIP; v. CIN: 0-3, 3.13 ERA, 1.478 WHIP; last appearance v. Reds – 4/15/12)

Reds v. Detwiler

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG SH SF IBB HBP GDP
Brandon Phillips 12 12 4 1 0 0 3 0 1 .333 .333 .417 0 0 0 0 0
Jay Bruce 11 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 .000 .273 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Joey Votto 9 6 1 0 0 1 1 3 1 .167 .444 .667 0 0 0 0 1
Ryan Hanigan 8 8 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 .375 .375 .375 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Leake 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 2 0 0 0 0
Johnny Cueto 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .250 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Zack Cozart 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Heisey 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 0 0 0 0 0
Cesar Izturis 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 56 47 11 1 0 1 6 7 11 .234 .333 .319 2 0 0 0 1
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Generated 4/6/2013.


Reds: Mike Leake (2012: 8-9, 4.58 ERA, 1.352 WHIP; v. WAS: 3-2, 5.13 ERA, 1.350 WHIP; last appearance v. Nats – 5/11/12)

Nats v. Leake

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG SH SF IBB HBP GDP
Ian Desmond 17 16 6 1 0 0 3 1 1 .375 .412 .438 0 0 0 0 0
Jayson Werth 16 12 4 0 0 1 2 3 2 .333 .438 .583 0 1 0 0 0
Ryan Zimmerman 16 13 4 0 0 1 1 3 2 .308 .438 .538 0 0 0 0 0
Danny Espinosa 11 11 2 0 0 1 2 0 3 .182 .182 .455 0 0 0 0 0
Wilson Ramos 10 10 3 1 0 1 1 0 1 .300 .300 .700 0 0 0 0 0
Roger Bernadina 8 7 3 0 0 1 3 1 1 .429 .500 .857 0 0 0 0 1
Adam LaRoche 5 4 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 .500 .600 .750 0 0 0 0 0
Ross Detwiler 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Zach Duke 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 2 0 0 0 0
Kurt Suzuki 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Gio Gonzalez 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 0
Bryce Harper 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 96 83 24 3 0 5 15 9 13 .289 .355 .506 3 1 0 0 1
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Generated 4/6/2013.


Starting lineups:

Oct 11, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Detwiler (48) throws during the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals of game four of the 2012 NLDS at Nationals Park. (Photo Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports)

Nationals 2012 Stats
1. Denard Span (L) CF .283/.342/.395; 4 HR, 41 RBI
2. Jayson Werth (R) RF .300/.387/.440; 5 HR, 31 RBI
3. Bryce Harper (L) LF .270/.340/.477; 22 HR, 59 RBI
4. Ryan Zimmerman (R) 3B .282/.346/.478; 25 HR, 95 RBI
5. Chad Tracy (L) 1B .269/.343/.441, 3 HR, 14 RBI
6. Ian Desmond (R) SS .292/.335/.511; 25 HR, 73 RBI
7. Danny Espinosa (S) 2B .247/.315/.402; 17 HR, 56 RBI
8. Wilson Ramos (R) C .265/.354/.398, 3 HR, 10 RBI
9. Ross Detwiler (LHP/RHB) P 10-8, 3.40 ERA, 1.223 WHIP

March 5, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Leake (44) throws against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning during a spring training game. (Photo Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports)

Reds 2012 Stats
1. Shin-Soo Choo (L) CF .283/.373/.441; 16 HR, 67 RBI
2. Chris Heisey (R) LF .265/.315/.401; 7 HR, 31 RBI
3. Joey Votto (L) 1B .337/.474/.567; 14 HR, 56 RBI
4. Brandon Phillips (R) 2B .281/.321/.429; 18 HR, 77 RBI
5. Jay Bruce (L) RF .252/.327/.514; 35 HR, 99 RBI
6. Todd Frazier (R) 3B .273/.331/.498; 19 HR, 67 RBI
7. Zack Cozart (R) SS .246/.288/.399; 15 HR, 35 RBI
8. Devin Mesoraco (R) C .212/.288/.352; 5 HR, 14 RBI
9. Mike Leake (RHP/RHB) P 8-9, 4.58 ERA, 1.352 WHIP

Topics: Cincinnati Reds, Washington Nationals

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