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Nationals Vs. Rockies: Z-Men Set Out To Roll Nationals Over Rockies

Ryan Zimmerman is riding a 13-game hitting streak while Jordan Zimmermann is coming off a strong six-inning performance against the New York Mets. The Nationals hope both continue to show off their talent on the way to a victory against the Rockies.

The Washington Nationals and Colorado Rockies will be taking the field at Coors Field at 8:40 P.M. EST for game two of a four game set on Friday night. The Rockies won the first game of the series 6-3 on Thursday night so the Nationals will be looking for the equalizer.

The Nats will turn to two of their most promising, who ironically almost share the same name, to gain a victory against Colorado and Juan Nicasio (4-3, 3.95 ERA). Fans will be watching both third baseman Ryan Zimmerman and starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (6-9, 3.12 ERA) during Friday's high altitude contest. Zimmerman is in the middle of his 11th double-digit hit streak of his career and currently has hit safely in 13 straight games going 25-for-56 (.446). The fireball throwing Zimmermann is also looking to continue to build on a strong 2011 campaign after Tommy John surgery and rebounding from a couple recent rough starts. In his last start he pitched six scoreless innings against the New York Mets issuing only one walk while stamping a K on six.

Can the Z-Men continue their respective good fortunes? The Nationals certainly hope so as they crave getting back in the win column and getting back to under five games from .500.

 

Nationals Line-Up

1. Rick Ankiel, CF

2. Danny Espinosa, 2B

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Michael Morse, 1B

5. Jayson Werth, RF

6. Laynce Nix, LF

7. Ian Desmond, SS

8. Wilson Ramos, C

9. Jordan Zimmermann, SP