Game #33 Joe Ross for the Nats: Game Thread

After all the excitement of last night’s walk-off and Stephen Strasburg‘s 7 year contract extension coupled with the debate of Bryce Harper‘s ejection, the Nats will hope for dry weather and continue on the momentum built-up last night with a stunning come from behind victory.

The Nats have Joe Ross pitching tonight against Tigers right Michael Fulmer. While we don’t have any matchup stats for you since Joe Ross has only faced Justin Upton once and got him out and Jarrod Saltalamacchia twice, we will have a light reading portion and focus on our scouting report on Fulmer, but first some trivia that the Tigers acquired the Mets 1st round pick of 2011 in last year’s Yoenis Cespedes trade.

Fulmer’s got a big heater that will touch upper 90’s and average 96 on both his 4-seamer and sinker. His slider is 89mph and his change-up also is at 89. His problem is locating his pitches and guessing right on the slider and change-up. He is a sinker pitcher to the lefties and 4-seamer to the righties and when he gets ahead in the count he is a little more unpredictable. His main focus is getting ahead with the fastball and hoping he hits his spots. Fulmer will give up HRs to the righties when he misses his spots and lefties hit him for those hard groundball hits at a .417 clip which suggests that Dusty add in an extra lefty into the line-up like Clint Robinson.fulmer stats

Line-ups (subject to change without notice):

  1. Ben Revere CF
  2. Anthony Rendon 3B
  3. Bryce Harper RF
  4. Ryan Zimmerman 1B
  5. Daniel Murphy 2B
  6. Wilson Ramos C
  7. Jayson Werth LF
  8. Danny Espinosa SS
  9. Joe Ross RHP
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