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Nationals Vs. Giants: Nationals Look To Right The Ship In San Francisco

The Washington Nationals suffered a devastating extra innings loss to the San Francisco Giants Monday night tagging pitcher Tim Lincecum with four runs, but then the bullpen bobbled the ball in later innings to put the Giants back in the game before finally losing it in the 13th-inning. On Tuesday night the Nats look to right the ship and make up for the mistakes in game two of a three game series.

It will be up to starter Jordan Zimmermann (3-6, 3.61 ERA) to wrangle the defending World Champions. Zimmermann is becoming very dependable stretching out the innings in games he pitches in. He has gone at least six innings in six straight starts and eight of his last 10. Zimmermann's last outing was a June 2nd victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks where he allowed one run on six hits. The 25-year old right hander has a 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA record against the Giants.

He will be facing San Francisco's Jonathan Sanchez (4-3, 3.50) in a 10:15 P.M. EST game at AT&T Park.

Right fielder Jayson Werth was scratched from the line-up an hour before game time with a sore right ankle. He is labeled day to day, but is available if needed.

Nationals Line-Up

1. Roger Bernadina, LF

2. Ian Desmond, SS

3. Danny Espinosa, 2B

4. Michael Morse, 1B

5. Wilson Ramos, C

6. Rick Ankiel, CF

7. Jerry Hairston Jr., 3B

8. Laynce Nix, RF

9. Jordan Zimmerman, SP