Nationals @ Padres 5/15/15

Last night, Doug Fister only lasted 2 innings due to forearm tightness and they ended up losing to the Padres 8-3. This evening, Fister was placed on the 15-day DL.

Last night the Nationals lost big to the Padres who picked up 7 runs in 2 frames against Doug Fister and never looked back. The Nationals did manage to put a few runs together, but never got Fister off the hook. Bryce Harper added to his OBP with 3 walks and scoring a run along with Werth and Espinosa. Blake Treinen had a good game, going 4 innings, allowing only one run, striking out 6 and walking none. Matt Grace finished the game for the Nationals and a quiet 2 innings of work. Tyson Ross did enough to pick up the win going 5 innings and allowing only 2 runs, while Norris and Spangenberg launched home runs for the Padres. Tonight, Jordan Zimmermann matches up with Odrisamer Despaigne to open up the weekend.



Jordan Zimmermann's last couple of games have been pretty good. He's gone 7 and 6 innings in his last 2 games and allowed 2 and 3 runs in each of those starts. While Zimmermann hasn't quite had the strikeout touch this year, he's managed to keep the walks way down as he always has. He has allowed more hits per nine innings this season than he has in previous years, sitting at 10.2 compared to his career norm of 8.6, but as long as he doesn't allow those runs to score he's doing just fine. The Padres haven't seen a whole bunch of Zimmermann, but when they have seen him they've creamed him.


Zimmermann vs. Current Padres
Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Justin Upton 19 17 6 0 0 1 2 1 7 .353 .421 .529 .950
Will Venable 16 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .063 .063 .063 .125
Matt Kemp 14 14 6 1 0 2 7 0 4 .429 .429 .929 1.357
Clint Barmes 8 5 5 0 0 1 4 2 0 1.000 1.000 1.600 2.600
Alexi Amarista 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333
Jedd Gyorko 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ian Kennedy 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .667 .667 1.000 1.667
Will Middlebrooks 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 74 69 21 2 0 4 13 3 21 .304 .351 .507 .859
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Generated 5/15/2015.

Odrisamer Despaigne is probably one of the crazier names you've seen in the MLB this year and this young right hander is in the midst of his second year with the Padres. This season hasn't been too kind to him as he has a 5.13 ERA and a 5.30 FIP. His K/9 is pretty low at 3.8 as well. Despaigne's last 4 games have been nothing short of miserable, only having gotten past the 2nd inning in his last start against Arizona in those starts. This may come as something of a shock, but Despaigne hasn't seen anyone on the Nationals ever. So take a look at some of his early career stats.


Despaigne Career Stats
Year Tm W L ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO FIP WHIP BB9 SO9
2014 SDP 4 7 3.36 16 16 96.1 85 44 36 6 32 65 3.74 1.215 3.0 6.1
2015 SDP 2 1 5.13 7 3 26.1 22 15 15 4 7 11 5.30 1.101 2.4 3.8
2 Yrs 6 8 3.74 23 19 122.2 107 59 51 10 39 76 4.08 1.190 2.9 5.6
162 Game Avg. 10 13 3.74 37 31 199 173 96 83 16 63 123 4.08 1.190 2.9 5.6
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/15/2015.


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