Stephen Strasburg will get his 2nd start coming back from his back/neck pain issue. Stephen’s last start was very good on Wednesday vs. the Mets until Drew Storen relieved him in the 7th with a man on base. The Phillies counter with David Buchanan who is making his 12th start of the season and this is not a typo, he has a 9.11 ERA. Yes, 9-1-1
Buchanan is a sinkerballer who throws 90-91mph and relies on sink and unfortunately for him it’s been mostly stink. He also throws a few 4-seamers and cutters along with a curveball and change-up.
Desi and RZim have both hit Buchanan at a .500 BA and Desi has a HR against him. Espi hits him at .400 and both Rendon and Werth at a .333 BA. Bryce is a career 0-3 and Esco, TyMo, CRob, and MAT have never faced him.
— Chris Johnson (@masnCJ) September 15, 2015