The Washington Nationals have a two-gane losing streak to stop, and the Nats have their “King of Stoppers” on the mound tonight in Max Scherzer. The Brewers pitchers in the first two games of this series have out-pitched the Nationals so far. Zach Davies and Jimmy Nelson showed that they are good pitchers themselves.
Buster Olney tweeted this morning that the 2016 NL Cy Young winner is actually ahead of his dominating pace from last year in his first 25 starts of the season.
Max Scherzer Through 25 Starts
ERA 2.95 2.21
WHIP 0.94 0.85
Opp BA.194 .173
K pct 32% 36%
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) September 2, 2017
If you want to know about the Brewers starting pitcher, Brandon Woodruff, we give you analysis from Dusty Baker “Nothin”:
Dusty about an hour ago on what he knows about Brandon Woodruff, the Brewers' starting pitcher tonight: "Nothin'."
— Jorge Castillo (@jorgeccastillo) September 2, 2017
In other news, Matt Wieters will get another day off as he nurses his bruised right knee. Dusty Baker expects Wieters to be available to start tomorrow.
The Nats’ manager has penciled in a similar line-up to yesterday with the addition of Anthony Rendon back from a rest day which will push Wilmer Difo back to the bench.
Line-up subject to change (without notice):
Here's tonight's lineup against the Brewers. pic.twitter.com/jk0njmjcol
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) September 2, 2017