Know Your Foe #12: Surprising Washington Nationals visit Coors Field to finish season series against Rockies


WASHINGTON NATIONALS (19-15, 1.5 GB ,2nd place NL East)

Thursday-Sunday: 4-game series @ Coors Field

2010 Season Record vs. Rockies: 2-2

When we last saw the Washington Nationals, the Rockies split a four-game series against them back in April. Both teams left the series with 8-8 records. Since then the Rockies have found it hard to gain traction and now stand one game under .500. The Nationals, however, have had two three-game win streaks since facing the Rockies inside the Beltway and stand in second place in the NL East behind the Phillies. The Nats are outperforming their Pythagorean W-L which stands at 15-19 right now, given that they are negative in net runs (144 RS, 160 RA). If what Stu Scott says is right in this clip, I think the Nats are doomed to lose.

Expected Pitching Matchups

Thursday, 13 May 2010 @ 6:40pm MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - John Lannan 1-2 6 6 0 0 0 0 32.2 45 23 23 4 18 12 6.34 1.93


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Jhoulys Chacin 2-0 3 2 0 0 0 0 15.1 7 0 0 0 5 16 0.00 .78


Jhoulys Chacin will look to extend his scoreless innings streak while John Lannan hopes to see his ERA go down. Lannan missed his his last start due to elbow discomfort and may be on a pitch count.

Friday. 14 May 2010 @ 7:10pm MT


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Livan Hernandez 4-1 6 6 1 1 0 0 43.1 29 6 5 4 14 14 1.04 .99


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Ubaldo Jimenez 6-1 7 7 1 1 0 0 48.1 28 5 5 0 20 49 0.93 .99


One of the above stat lines shouldn't be. Can you guess which one?

Saturday, 15 May 2010 @ 6:10pm ET


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Luis Atilano 3-0 4 4 0 0 0 0 22.2 23 9 9 1 12 11 3.57 1.54


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Greg Smith 1-2 9 7 0 0 0 0 34.0 39 25 24 7 24 27 6.35 1.85


Sunday, 16 May 2010 @ 1:10pm ET


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Scott Olsen 2-1 6 6 0 0 0 0 33.1 34 14 13 2 10 28 3.51 1.32


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Aaron Cook 1-3 7 7 1 0 0 0 40.1 44 27 26 3 20 21 5.80 1.59

 or it could be Jason Hammel or Jeff Francis.

More after the jump.

Expected Lineup

Player Pos AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO BABIP wOBA
Nyjer Morgan CF 0.258 0.340 0.391 0.731 0.133 0.303 0.321
Adam Kennedy 2B 0.247 0.330 0.371 0.701 0.124 0.263 0.324
Ryan Zimmerman 3B 0.303 0.364 0.629 0.993 0.326 0.318 0.413
Adam Dunn 1B 0.256 0.392 0.530 0.922 0.274 0.311 0.399
Josh Willingham LF 0.257 0.402 0.486 0.887 0.229 0.269 0.401
Ivan Rodriguez C 0.383 0.406 0.511 0.917 0.128 0.417 0.401
Roger Bernadina RF 0.263 0.300 0.447 0.747 0.184 0.308 0.340
Ian Desmond SS 0.250 0.312 0.430 0.742 0.180 0.293 0.327

 

Bench

 

Player Pos AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO BABIP wOBA
Willie Harris OF 0.182 0.313 0.418 0.732 0.236 0.184 0.325
Alberto Gonzalez 2B/3B 0.294 0.351 0.353 0.704 0.059 0.303 0.321
Cristian Guzman 2B/SS 0.308 0.339 0.402 0.741 0.093 0.367 0.319
Wil Nieves C 0.209 0.209 0.256 0.465 0.047 0.257 0.206
Willy Taveras OF 0.182 0.229 0.242 0.471 0.061 0.214 0.193

 

Closer


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Matt Capps 0-1 18 0 0 0 14 0 19.1 14 3 2 1 6 18 0.93 1.03

Injuries


Washington Nationals Injuries

Probable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
John Lannan elbow 05/10/2010

15-Day

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Chris Coste elbow 04/02/2010
Jason Marquis elbow 04/19/2010
Garrett Mock spine 04/11/2010

60 Day DL / Out for the season

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Jesus Flores shoulder 03/26/2010
Ross Detwiler hip 03/26/2010
Jordan Zimmermann elbow 02/19/2010

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