The Washington Nationals enter Friday's game against the Cincinnati Reds riding a three-game winning streak. This has been on the strength of their pitching with a little offensive pop at the right time. Jordan Zimmermann takes the hill in the second game of the series looking for his first win of the season.
MT @cheistWTOP: #Natslineup vs #Reds--Desmond 6, Espinosa 4, Zimmerman 5, LaRoche 3, Werth 9, DeRosa 7, Bernadina 8, Ramos 2, Zim(n)— federalbaseball (@federalbaseball) April 13, 2012
Jordan Zimmermann pitched seven innings striking out four batters while allowing six hits and one earned run in a loss to the Chicago Cubs on April 8.
Third Baseman Ryan Zimmerman has had a slow start hitting .192. He will need to up his production to make up for the loss of Michael Morse who has been out with a lat strain to start the season.
The game is scheduled for a 7:05 p.m. first pitch with television coverage on MASN2. Radio coverage will be provided by 1500 WFED AM and 1580 WFHS AM.
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