As the San Francisco Giants look to close out another series at AT&T Park, they'll have to face on of the toughest arms in the National League as Stephen Strasburg takes the mound for the Washington Nationals on Wednesday.
Strasburg (13-5, 2.90), whom the Nats are trying to limit innings for and maybe even keep him from competing in the postseason due to Tommy John surgery, has been lights out this August, allowing just one run and four hits over 12 innings pitched this month. That certainly seems like a guy you want out on the bump.
As for the Giants, they'll send out Tim Lincecum, (6-12, 5.35 ERA) who is 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA over his last three starts. He's struggled mightily against the Nats lately, going 0-3 with a 9.00 ERA in his last four starts against them, including a career-high eight runs over 3 1/3 innings in Washington on July 3.
First pitch is set for 12:45 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.
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