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
|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|
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
|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|