Nationals @ Braves 7/1/15

The Nationals beat the Braves yesterday at Turner Field thanks to a stellar performance from starter Jordan Zimmermann.

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
Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
Nick Markakis 33 29 9 2 0 1 8 2 3 .310 .394 .483 .877
A.J. Pierzynski 28 27 5 0 0 2 3 0 2 .185 .179 .407 .586
Andrelton Simmons 15 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400
Kelly Johnson 12 12 4 0 0 1 2 0 2 .333 .333 .583 .917
Cameron Maybin 10 9 3 3 0 0 1 1 3 .333 .400 .667 1.067
Chris Johnson 9 9 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 .333 .333 .444 .778
Jace Peterson 9 8 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250 .222 .250 .472
Jonny Gomes 6 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 .250 .500 .250 .750
Julio Teheran 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Pedro Ciriaco 4 4 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .500 .500 .750 1.250
Joey Terdoslavich 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Juan Uribe 3 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.667
Eury Perez 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Matt Wisler 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 139 128 34 7 0 5 21 4 17 .266 .299 .438 .737
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/1/2015.

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
Age Tm W L ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9
22 ATL 1 1 3.75 2 2 12.0 15 7 5 1 0 2 4.08 1.250 11.3 0.8 0.0 1.5
1 Yr 1 1 3.75 2 2 12.0 15 7 5 1 0 2 4.08 1.250 11.3 0.8 0.0 1.5
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
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/1/2015.


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