Nationals vs. Yankees 5/20/15

The Nationals and Yankees prepare for the final game of the 2 game set after a night that saw a classic Ryan Zimmermann walk off home run.

Last night, the Nationals got off to an early lead scoring 2 runsi in the bottom of the 1st. While the lead wouldn't last, the Nationals didn't make things too easy on the Yankees by tying it up one inning later. The starters for both teams were very unimpressive, but while they struggled the bullpens held strong. Ryan Zimmermann dialed up some classic late inning magic when he hit a 2 run walk off home run off of Andrew Miller to send everyone home in the 10th inning. Tonight, Adam Warren and Jordan Zimmermann take the hill for their teams while the Nationals look to take the short series from the Yankees.



Adam Warren is in his 4th Major League season, all of which he's spent with the Yankees and he currently sports an unimpressive 4.50 ERA. Warren's career ERA is around the 3.67 mark and his FIP is usually lower than the current 4.14 it sits at, so it's possible he will end up having a better season than he has to show for right now. It would be insulting to Warren to try and use the 2 hitters as a reference for his career against the Nationals, so we son't do that. Take a look at some career stats instead.


Warren's Career Stats
Year Tm W L ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO FIP WHIP BB9 SO9
2012 NYY 0 0 23.14 1 1 2.1 8 6 6 2 2 1 15.95 4.286 7.7 3.9
2013 NYY 3 2 3.39 34 2 77.0 80 29 29 10 30 64 4.32 1.429 3.5 7.5
2014 NYY 3 6 2.97 69 0 78.2 63 27 26 4 24 76 2.89 1.106 2.7 8.7
2015 NYY 2 2 4.50 7 7 38.0 39 20 19 3 14 23 4.14 1.395 3.3 5.4
4 Yrs 8 10 3.67 111 10 196.0 190 82 80 19 70 164 3.85 1.327 3.2 7.5
162 Game Avg. 4 6 3.67 62 6 110 107 46 45 11 39 92 3.85 1.327 3.2 7.5
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/20/2015.

Jordan Zimmermann's season has really begun shaping up well. He's got a low 3.66 ERA and a low 3.19 FIP. He's also got the minuscule walk rate he is so well known for. The only thing that continually sticks out is that his K/9 is way down compared to previous seasons. While strikeouts are not the biggest indicator of a great pitcher, it's just something to keep an eye on and it is no doubt related to his decreased velocity. Regardless, how hard he throws and his strikeouts only matter if he's not performing and he is doing just fine for now. Zimmermann has gone late into the majority of starts this season and he didn't allow a single run in his last start. Zimmermann hasn't had a lot of exposure to this current Yankees lineup, but what he has faced of them, he's done pretty well.


Zimmermann vs. Current Yankees
Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Chase Headley 20 19 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 .158 .200 .158 .358
Carlos Beltran 17 17 4 2 0 0 1 0 1 .235 .235 .353 .588
Garrett Jones 16 15 4 0 1 1 4 0 6 .267 .250 .600 .850
Brian McCann 12 11 2 0 0 0 1 1 4 .182 .250 .182 .432
Chris Young 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .167 .000 .167
Didi Gregorius 5 5 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 .400 .400 1.000 1.400
Stephen Drew 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jacoby Ellsbury 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Mark Teixeira 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
Nathan Eovaldi 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 86 82 16 2 1 2 8 2 23 .195 .221 .317 .538
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 5/20/2015.


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