Nationals vs. Yankees 5/19/15

The Nationals are back home after a strong 5-2 road trip.

The Nationals are rolling right now, having won 8 of their last 10 games and going 5-2 on their western division swing. Winning so many games on the road is a sign of how strong your team can be when everything is going right. There is no other way to put it than to say that Bryce Harper is on fire right now and this translates well into the team's success. With everything going so well for the Nationals right now, they welcome the historic Yankees into D.C. for a brief 2 game set. The Nationals will take on Nathan Eovaldi and the Yankees will match against Gio Gonzalez.



Nathan Eovaldi spent his last 2 and a half seasons with the Marlins, where the Nationals saw him a decent number of times. Now, he is with the Yankees and he is having himself a pretty typical season. Most of his current numbers are in line with his career figures and he's given his team a decent chance to win when he's taken the mound for the Yankees. Eovaldi is somewhat hit or miss when he takes the hill, sometimes staying deep into the game, but usually only going about 5-ish innings. Since he was with the Marlins for so long he saw the Nationals a lot so there is a decent sample of how the team has done against Eovaldi.


Eovaldi vs. Current Nationals
Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Dan Uggla 22 17 3 0 0 1 3 4 5 .176 .364 .353 .717
Jayson Werth 18 16 6 1 0 0 3 2 1 .375 .444 .438 .882
Ian Desmond 17 15 3 0 0 0 1 2 5 .200 .294 .200 .494
Denard Span 17 16 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .313 .353 .313 .665
Wilson Ramos 15 14 5 1 0 0 2 1 0 .357 .400 .429 .829
Bryce Harper 14 13 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 .385 .429 .385 .813
Danny Espinosa 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .125 .000 .125
Ryan Zimmerman 8 8 3 0 0 2 3 0 2 .375 .375 1.125 1.500
Stephen Strasburg 5 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Tanner Roark 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jose Lobaton 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
Tyler Moore 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jordan Zimmermann 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Michael Taylor 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 135 119 31 3 0 3 13 11 26 .261 .333 .361 .695
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Generated 5/19/2015.

Gio's ERA is a bit high due to a hiccup in his most recent game, but he's been mostly pretty good overall. The important thing to note is that Gio's FIP is pretty low at 2.75 and his K/9 is well within his career norms. Gio's hits per nine innings are still somewhat elevated, but he could still get that one back on track at any moment. Gio spent the beginning of his career in the AL, so he's seen the Yankees then as well as in inter-league matchups. Sadly, those numbers do not favor Gio very much.


Gio vs. Current Yankees
Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Mark Teixeira 20 16 5 2 0 1 3 4 2 .313 .450 .625 1.075
Carlos Beltran 16 12 2 1 0 0 0 4 3 .167 .375 .250 .625
Alex Rodriguez 14 11 3 1 0 0 2 3 5 .273 .429 .364 .792
Chase Headley 10 9 2 1 0 1 2 0 2 .222 .300 .667 .967
Jacoby Ellsbury 8 7 2 1 1 0 0 1 3 .286 .375 .714 1.089
Chris Young 8 6 1 1 0 0 0 2 3 .167 .375 .333 .708
Brett Gardner 7 5 2 0 1 0 1 2 1 .400 .571 .800 1.371
Garrett Jones 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400
Stephen Drew 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
Brian McCann 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Chris Capuano 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 96 78 20 8 2 2 8 16 22 .256 .389 .487 .877
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Generated 5/19/2015.


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