The Nats are now in a 4 game losing streak and must win tonight for a happy plane flight to Milwaukee and the day-off tomorrow. Julio Urias does not turn 20 years old until August, and he will face Joe Ross who just turned 23 years old a few weeks ago. Dusty Baker has in fact shuffled his batting order in the #5 and #6 spots by moving Wilson Ramos up to the #5 and Ryan Zimmerman to the #6.
Urias has already made 5 starts and threw a 5 inning shutout against the Brewers. Urias of course has not faced any Nationals players which only gives us our scouting report on him. His reportoire consists of a 4-seamer at 94mph, a curveball at 77, a slider at 88 and a changeup. Urias mixes up his pitches well, and his issue is hitting his spots and repeating his delivery. Righties are slashing .306/.358/.484/.842 against Urias. Expect only 2 left-handed batters in the starting line-up today.
Here is Joe Ross’ stats against the Dodgers:
Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers
Stadium: Dodgers Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
1st Pitch: 10:10pm EDT
TV: MASN2, ESPN, SNLA-Dodgers, SportsNet LA, MLB.tv
Line-ups (subject to change without notice):
- Michael Taylor CF
- Jayson Werth LF
- Bryce Harper RF
- Daniel Murphy 2B
- Wilson Ramos C
- Ryan Zimmerman 1B
- Anthony Rendon 3B
- Danny Espinosa SS
- Joe Ross RHP
This game is also being televised on ESPN tonight as their late game.