Nationals vs. Braves 6/25/15

The Nationals walked off against the Braves yesterday when Ian Desmond hit a sac-fly to left field, scoring Bryce Harper for the 2-1 victory.

It was a pitcher's duel all the way yesterday at Nationals Park, when a single from Bryce Harper scored the first run of the game as Denard Span crossed the plate. Shelby Miller was excellent and Jordan Zimmermann was too. Sadly, Drew Story allowed a run to score and he picked up only his second blown save of the season. Despite the bad luck the Nationals had runners on 2nd and 3rd when Ian Desmond hit a sacrifice fly to win the game. Today, Doug Fister will take the hill for the Nationals and Matt Wisler will take the hill for the Braves.



Matt Wisler has played one game this season and it was a good one. The 22 year old right hander made his Major League debut on June 19th and went 8 innings, while allowing only 1 run, striking out 2, and walking no one. It is tough to say if this was beginner's luck or if he was just playing the Mets, but either way he had a great first career game in the bigs and we'll see how he does this afternoon at Nationals Park. Take a look at some of his minor league numbers to get an idea of what type of pitcher he is.


Wisler's Minor League Stats
YearAgeLevWLW-L%ERAGGSIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
201118Rk00inf100.0244020
201219A54.5562.532423114.09539321281131.079
201320AA-A+106.6252.782626136.010743428331311.029
201320A+21.6672.036631.0227716280.903
201320AA85.6153.002020105.08536357271031.067
201421AAA-AA105.6674.422828146.2157757221421361.357
201421AA101.0002.106630.0267726351.067
201421AAA95.6435.012222116.2131686519361011.431
201522AAA34.4294.29121265.0683431513491.246
5 Seasons2819.5963.539189461.2429195181351184291.185
Rk (1 season)Rk00inf100.0244020
A (1 season)A54.5562.532423114.09539321281131.079
A+ (1 season)A+21.6672.036631.0227716280.903
AA (2 seasons)AA95.6432.802626135.011143429331381.067
AAA (2 seasons)AAA129.5714.763434181.21991029624491501.365
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/25/2015.

Doug Fister's return from the DL wasn't spectacular. He went 5.1 frames, allowed 5 runs, and struck out only 1. The good news is that he didn't walk anyone, but hopefully tonight we see him back to being his normal self. It usually takes a pitcher some time to get back into a rhythm once they get off the DL, so let's hope that today's game is when he puts it all back together. Before he hit the DL in mid May, he was doing quite well for himself, so if he could get back to that the Nationals would be in a great place. The Braves have seen Fister pretty well over the course of 113 plate appearances, but we shall see how they do today.


Fister vs. Current Braves
Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Nick Markakis 30 26 9 2 0 1 8 2 3 .346 .433 .538 .972
A.J. Pierzynski 25 24 5 0 0 2 3 0 2 .208 .200 .458 .658
Andrelton Simmons 15 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400
Chris Johnson 9 9 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 .333 .333 .444 .778
Kelly Johnson 9 9 3 0 0 1 2 0 2 .333 .333 .667 1.000
Cameron Maybin 7 6 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 .333 .429 .667 1.095
Jace Peterson 6 5 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .400 .333 .400 .733
Julio Teheran 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jonny Gomes 3 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Juan Uribe 3 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.667
Pedro Ciriaco 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000
Total 113 105 30 6 0 5 21 3 13 .286 .313 .486 .798
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 6/25/2015.


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