Nationals @ Diamondbacks 5/13/15

Strasburg had a rough night in Arizona yesterday, but today they look back to taking the rubber match with Gio on the hill.

Strasburg started yesterday after having missed his previous scheduled start with a shoulder issue. Unfortunately for the big right-hander, it was not a happy welcome back game. He only lasted 3.1 innings and allowed 8 runs (7 earned). Though it was not a great way to come back, pitchers often have a rough first game back after some sort of injury, so we'll look to see how things go with Strasburg down the line. This afternoon, Gio will take on the Dbacks right-hander Jeremy Hellickson in an attempt to pick up the series win.



Gio Gonzalez has really been solid for the Nationals lately. His last two starts he's gone 7 innings and allowed only 3 runs and struck out 17 hitters in that time. Gio has done an excellent job of keeping the walks down as well, having only allowed 3 in the last 2 games he's started. Should Gio continue his the trend he's been on, he'll have no problem against the Dbacks in the afternoon matchup. Gio hasn't seen a whole lot of the Dbacks, which is pretty typical of an Eastern division pitcher going up against Western division rivals. In the times he's seen them though, he has not allowed much at all.


Gio vs. Current Diamondbacks
Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Mark Trumbo 16 14 3 0 0 0 0 2 7 .214 .313 .214 .527
Aaron Hill 14 13 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 .231 .286 .308 .593
Jordan Pacheco 9 8 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .250 .222 .250 .472
Cliff Pennington 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Paul Goldschmidt 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Tuffy Gosewisch 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Ender Inciarte 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
David Peralta 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
A.J. Pollock 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333
Total 58 53 12 1 0 0 1 4 14 .226 .276 .245 .521
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Generated 5/13/2015.

Jeremy Hellickson has not had a spectacular season, with his ERA closer to 6 than it is to 5, which would still be bad. Though most of his other numbers are in line with what is normal for him, that isn't currently helping him much. He hasn't lasted long in most of his starts either, only going past the 6th inning twice in his 6 starts this season. All the other ones saw him leave in the 5th or very shortly thereafter. Hellickson has spent a long time in the AL as a Tampa Bay Ray and he has only seen 2 current Nationals as a result. Take a look at some of his career stats for the sake of gathering some info on him.


Hellickson's Career Stats
Year Tm W L ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO FIP WHIP BB9 SO9
2010 TBR 4 0 3.47 10 4 36.1 32 14 14 5 8 33 3.88 1.101 2.0 8.2
2011 TBR 13 10 2.95 29 29 189.0 146 64 62 21 72 117 4.44 1.153 3.4 5.6
2012 TBR 10 11 3.10 31 31 177.0 163 68 61 25 59 124 4.60 1.254 3.0 6.3
2013 TBR 12 10 5.17 32 31 174.0 185 103 100 24 50 135 4.22 1.351 2.6 7.0
2014 TBR 1 5 4.52 13 13 63.2 71 35 32 8 21 54 4.15 1.445 3.0 7.6
2015 ARI 1 3 5.85 6 6 32.1 45 21 21 4 11 25 4.24 1.732 3.1 7.0
6 Yrs 41 39 3.88 121 114 672.1 642 305 290 87 221 488 4.36 1.284 3.0 6.5
162 Game Avg. 12 11 3.88 35 33 195 186 88 84 25 64 141 4.36 1.284 3.0 6.5
TBR (5 yrs) 40 36 3.78 115 108 640.0 597 284 269 83 210 463 4.36 1.261 3.0 6.5
ARI (1 yr) 1 3 5.85 6 6 32.1 45 21 21 4 11 25 4.24 1.732 3.1 7.0
AL (5 yrs) 40 36 3.78 115 108 640.0 597 284 269 83 210 463 4.36 1.261 3.0 6.5
NL (1 yr) 1 3 5.85 6 6 32.1 45 21 21 4 11 25 4.24 1.732 3.1 7.0
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/13/2015.


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