Top pitchers Zimmermann and Bumgarner face off on Tuesday night as the Nationals continue their road series against the Giants.
Jordan Zimmermann is scheduled to get the ball for Washington on Tuesday, and he's 9-6 on the season with a 2.35 ERA after blanking the Astros on three hits over six innings of work in his last trip to the mound. Zimmermann has managed to pitch the Nationals to victories in each of his last six trips to the mound, and he's 3-1 with a 3.19 ERA through his five career starts against the Giants.
The Giants counter with Madison Bumgarner on Tuesday night, and he's 12-7 on the year with a 3.08 ERA and 144 strikeouts (with 31 walks) in his 154 2-3 innings of work. The left-hander got tagged with a loss in St. Louis in his most recent outing despite giving up only three runs on three hits (with seven strikeouts) in his six innings pitched. In his career against the Nationals, Bumgarner sits at 1-2 over three starts with a 4.00 ERA.
The Nationals still hold a comfortable lead on the Atlanta Braves in the NL East division standings, and they entered the week as the 7/2 favorite on the odds to win the NL Pennant. Washington also held down 17/2 odds to claim the World Series.
The Giants are still trying to fend off the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West division race, and they headed into their set against the Nationals at 5/1 odds to win the NL Pennant and at 12/1 odds to win the World Series.
First pitch for Tuesday's game is set for 10:15 pm ET in San Francisco, with the teams then closing out the series at 3:45pm ET on Wednesday. Washington's Stephen Strasburg (13-5, 2.90 ERA) is set to take on the Giants' Tim Lincecum (6-12, 5.35 ERA) on Wednesday.
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