The Washington Nationals have their 2nd game of this 4 game set versus the Marlins tonight at 7:10pm and matches up Stephen Strasburg and lefty Adam Conley.
You might recall Adam Conley from the Opening Day game in Washington on April 7th. He was the pitcher who gave up the 3 run triple to Daniel Murphy in the 1st inning and then the rains came and Conley was finished for the game and replaced by Phelps. Of course Tanner Roark had given up 3 runs in that 1st inning and Conley left with a no decision in a game that was tied 3-3 after the 1st inning.
The Marlins took game 1 of this series in a dominating win, and the Nats must bounceback with a win tonight to stop this 2 game slide.
Stephen Strasburg will be facing a line-up that work up a little yesterday. The key is keeping Dee Gordon off the base paths.
The WAR ratings for the first 12 games are in and WAR is cumulative and Harper and Murphy are both tied with an exceptional +0.9 and Ramos at +0.4. At the bottom of the list is CRob, Espi and Taylor who are all in the negative numbers. For as little as CRob has played, that’s not good to be at a negative. WAR Ratings
Here are the Nats stats against Adam Conley:
Here is Stephen Strasburg against the Marlins line-up:
Line-up (Subject to change without notice):
- Michael Taylor CF
- Anthony Rendon 3B
- Bryce Harper RF
- Ryan Zimmerman 1B
- Daniel Murphy 2B
- Jayson Werth LF
- Wilson Ramos C
- Danny Espinosa SS
- Stephen Strasburg RHP