In Spring Training, few analysts were giving the Nationals a chance, and we scientifically created the Dusty Baker Effect chart that proved out to something very close to the pythagorean of this team. Dusty Baker led this 2016 to the NL East crown. All the analysts were not willing to give WAR credit to a manager. Now he must take all of this goodwill he built up with the players and get big results back. Today starts the chess match. We don’t want to analyze what could have been, and we want to analyze good results based on great execution.
Everyone knows the pitching match-up today of Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw. It is a heavyweight fight.
Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers
Stadium: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
1st Pitch: 5:38 pm EDT
TV: Fox Sports FSI, MLB Network, MLB.TV
Line-ups (subject to change without notice):
- Trea Turner CF
- Bryce Harper RF
- Jayson Werth LF
- Daniel Murphy 2B
- Anthony Rendon 3B
- Ryan Zimmerman 1B
- Danny Espinosa SS
- Pedro Severino C
- Max Scherzer RHP