Nationals @ Brewers 6/14/15

The Nationals got back in the win column yesterday after a strong performance from Joe Ross and a big day from the offense.

Nationals rookie Joe Ross took the hill for the second time yesterday and he did not disappoint. The young right hander went 8 strong frames, allowed only 2 runs, walked only 1, and struck out 8. On top of that, the Nationals got big home runs from Yunel Escobar and Wilson Ramos. Everyone except Joe Ross and Ian Desmond picked up a hit over the course of the game. It was the kind of game the Nationals have needed with excellent and enjoyable pitching along with a great offensive output. Today, Max Scherzer will take the hill against the Brewers rookie Taylor Jungmann.



Max Scherzer has been awesome this season and his performance so far this season has been the envy of many teams. He's just been great, there are no two ways about it. Though his last 2 games haven't resulted in wins, it has not really been his fault. He's still gotten through the 6th inning and only allowed 4 runs in each of those losses. Any time your worst games show you allowing only 4 runs you are doing it right. Today, Scherzer is hoping to get back into his stride and get the Nationals their first series win in what seems like forever. Scherzer hasn't had much time against the Brewers and their current lineup, so let's hope he has some success today. Enjoy some of Scherzer's stats today.


Scherzer's Career Stats
Year Tm W L ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO BF FIP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9
2008 ARI 0 4 3.05 16 7 56.0 48 24 19 5 21 66 237 3.33 1.232 7.7 3.4 10.6
2009 ARI 9 11 4.12 30 30 170.1 166 94 78 20 63 174 741 3.87 1.344 8.8 3.3 9.2
2010 DET 12 11 3.50 31 31 195.2 174 84 76 20 70 184 800 3.71 1.247 8.0 3.2 8.5
2011 DET 15 9 4.43 33 33 195.0 207 101 96 29 56 174 833 4.14 1.349 9.6 2.6 8.0
2012 DET 16 7 3.74 32 32 187.2 179 82 78 23 60 231 787 3.27 1.274 8.6 2.9 11.1
2013 ? DET 21 3 2.90 32 32 214.1 152 73 69 18 56 240 836 2.74 0.970 6.4 2.4 10.1
2014 ? DET 18 5 3.15 33 33 220.1 196 80 77 18 63 252 904 2.85 1.175 8.0 2.6 10.3
2015 WSN 6 5 2.13 12 12 84.1 67 23 20 6 13 97 337 2.26 0.949 7.2 1.4 10.4
8 Yrs 97 55 3.49 219 210 1323.2 1189 561 513 139 402 1418 5475 3.32 1.202 8.1 2.7 9.6
162 Game Avg. 15 9 3.49 35 33 210 188 89 81 22 64 225 868 3.32 1.202 8.1 2.7 9.6
DET (5 yrs) 82 35 3.52 161 161 1013.0 908 420 396 108 305 1081 4160 3.32 1.197 8.1 2.7 9.6
ARI (2 yrs) 9 15 3.86 46 37 226.1 214 118 97 25 84 240 978 3.73 1.317 8.5 3.3 9.5
WSN (1 yr) 6 5 2.13 12 12 84.1 67 23 20 6 13 97 337 2.26 0.949 7.2 1.4 10.4
AL (5 yrs) 82 35 3.52 161 161 1013.0 908 420 396 108 305 1081 4160 3.32 1.197 8.1 2.7 9.6
NL (3 yrs) 15 20 3.39 58 49 310.2 281 141 117 31 97 337 1315 3.33 1.217 8.1 2.8 9.8
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/14/2015.

Taylor Jungmann will be making his second start of his big league career today against the Nationals. In his first start of the year and big league career, Jungmann went 7 innings, allowed only 1 run, walked 1, and struck out 5. It was definitely a promising way for a young pitcher to start their career, but it is only one start. I'm sure he will do his best and give the Nationals a strong run today, but hopefully it doesn't prove to be enough. The only team that he has faced has been the Pirates, so just take a look at some more of the stats I mentioned earlier.


Jungmann's Career Stats
Year Age Tm W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO BF FIP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9
2015 25 MIL 1 0 1.29 1 1 0 7.0 3 1 1 1 1 5 26 4.39 0.571 3.9 1.3 6.4
1 Yr 1 0 1.29 1 1 0 7.0 3 1 1 1 1 5 26 4.39 0.571 3.9 1.3 6.4
162 Game Avg. 34 0 1.29 34 34 0 238 102 34 34 34 34 170 884 4.39 0.571 3.9 1.3 6.4
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/14/2015.


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