Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman will be held out of Wednesday afternoon's game against the San Diego Padres, the third straight game that his has missed since last Saturday. Chad Tracy, who hit a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh on Tuesday to give the Nationals the lead will start at third base in place of Zimmerman.
The rest of the Nationals lineup is as such.
Today's lineup: Desmond, ss; Espinosa, 2b; Tracy, 3b; LaRoche, 1b; Werth, rf; Ankiel, cf; Ramos, c; Bernadina, lf; Zimmermann, p— Nationals PR (@NationalsPR) April 25, 2012
Jordan Zimmermannn will be going after his first win of the season after two no decisions including April 18 against the Houston Astros. In that game he pitched seven innings and allowed only one run. He will match up against Padres pitcher Joe Wieland who is currently 0-2 with a 5.73 ERA. His last start was on April 19 against the Philadelphia Phillies, where he pitched 6 innings and gave up only one run.