Jordan Zimmermann came into the day on top of his game yesterday at Turner Field, Miller did not. Zimmermann lasted 7.2 innings and allowed no runs while he struck out 6. Miller on the other hand allowed 5 runs 4 earned in 5 innings of work, but he still struck out 10 hitters. The Nationals have been playing well as of late and they will look to continue that run tonight when Doug Fister opposes Matt Wisler just like the last time the two took the hill. The last time the two met, the Nationals won 7-0. Can they do it again tonight? We shall see.
Doug Fister's last game is hopefully representative of what we can hope to expect from the right hander for the remainder of this season. He went 7 strong frames and helped the Nationals seal a win over Wisler during his second career start. Fister missed time due to injury and had a not so hot first game of the DL, as can often be expected. If he can have at least a similar game to his most recent start, things will go well for the Nationals tonight. The Braves haven't been to kind to Fister over 139 plate appearances, but let's hope it will be more like the last time Fister faced them tonight.
Fister vs. Current Braves
Matt Wisler had a not so fun time the last time he toed the rubber against the Nationals, which was the first time in his career playing the D.C. squad. He lasted only 4 innings while allowing 6 runs 4 earned. It must be taken with a grain of salt since it was only the second time he took the hill in the big leagues and the first game he ever played was quite good. It will be interesting to see how he does tonight. Take a look at some of his numbers from the 2 games he's played so far.
Wisler Career Stats
|162 Game Avg.||17||17||3.75||34||34||204||255||119||85||17||0||34||4.08||1.250||11.3||0.8||0.0||1.5|