Nationals vs. Blue Jays 6/3/15

The Nationals took the first game of the double header with a dazzling performance from Jordan Zimmermann, but lost the nightcap in a not so fantastic fashion.

The Nationals didn't fare as well in the night time portion of the double header yesterday. Scherzer gave up 4 runs, all earned and Blake Treinen allowed 3 runs in 2/3 of an inning. Marco Estrada continued to prove his soul was sold to the devil at some point by going 6 innings and allowing only enough runs to stay out of trouble. Either way, tonight Mark Buehrle and Taylor Jordan match up for tonight's game at Nationals Park.



Buehrle is a salty veteran of Major League Baseball, having played since 2000 and having all kinds of accolades to mention. He's had a pretty great career and he has always been pretty steady. This year has not been the most kind to him though, he has almost a 5 ERA and a rather high FIP. Other than that, he's mostly in line with what is normal for him. His last couple games have been pretty good, though, he's gone deep into his last 3 games and pitched a complete game against Minnesota in his last start. Fortunately for the Nationals, they have done pretty well against the Blue Jays pitcher in 126 plate appearances.


Buehrle vs. Current Nationals
Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Denard Span 36 33 12 1 0 2 5 3 1 .364 .417 .576 .992
Yunel Escobar 32 28 9 2 0 0 1 4 3 .321 .406 .393 .799
Dan Uggla 17 14 3 1 0 0 3 3 5 .214 .353 .286 .639
Danny Espinosa 10 10 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .200 .200 .200 .400
Bryce Harper 9 8 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 .125 .222 .500 .722
Ryan Zimmerman 9 7 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 .429 .556 .571 1.127
Ian Desmond 6 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Tyler Moore 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 .500 1.167
Gio Gonzalez 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jordan Zimmermann 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
Total 126 110 33 5 0 3 12 15 15 .300 .384 .427 .811
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 6/3/2015.

Taylor Jordan is back to starting for the Nationals. This particular writer is rather unimpressed by this fact, but whatever. He hasn't had a lot of success at the MLB level, but to be fair he hasn't seen a whole heck of a lot of it either. He's only got 82 career innings in the big leagues. Perhaps he could put it together at any moment, but he has to be able to last deeper into games and figure out how to bring his pitch counts down. He's not a strikeout guy, which is weird because he throws fairly hard. At any rate, he hasn't faced anyone except for Russell Martin on the Blue Jays, so cry over some career stats.


Taylor Jordan's Career Stats
Year Tm W L ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO FIP WHIP BB9 SO9
2013 WSN 1 3 3.66 9 9 51.2 59 27 21 3 11 29 3.49 1.355 1.9 5.1
2014 WSN 0 3 5.61 5 5 25.2 34 20 16 3 8 17 4.50 1.636 2.8 6.0
2015 WSN 0 1 5.79 1 0 4.2 6 3 3 0 2 1 3.97 1.714 3.9 1.9
3 Yrs 1 7 4.39 15 14 82.0 99 50 40 6 21 47 3.83 1.463 2.3 5.2
162 Game Avg. 2 16 4.39 35 33 192 232 117 94 14 49 110 3.83 1.463 2.3 5.2
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/3/2015.


Capitol Dugout Top Stories