Washington Nationals @ Atlanta Braves
Friday, 4/11 7:35 PM
Tanner Roark, RHP (1-0, 3.00 ERA/3.08 FIP/5.50 xFIP)vs Julio Teheran, RHP (1-1, 2.77 ERA/4.40 FIP/4.92 xFIP)
Roark stepped in for a sick Jordan Zimmermann, pitching six innings and allowing two runs on six hits and striking out five in a season-debut win over the Mets.
Despite not having a good feel for his slider, Teheran allowed just two runs and three hits over seven innings against the Nationals on Saturday. He has a 2.32 ERA in his past five starts against Washington.
Saturday, 4/12 7:10 PM
Taylor Jordan, RHP (0-0, 1.42 ERA/3.24 FIP/4.91 xFIP)vs Alex Wood, LHP (1-1, 1.93 ERA/4.46 FIP/3.64 xFIP)
In his last outing, Jordan recorded a no-decision, pitching 6 1/3 innings and allowing one run on six hits in Sunday's 2-1 victory against the Braves. Jordan will face Atlanta for the second time in less than a week.
Wood takes the hill hoping for more run support in his second start against the Nationals. He took a tough loss against Washington on Sunday despite giving up only two runs in seven innings.
Sunday, 4/13 1:35 PM
Gio Gonzalez, LHP (2-0, 0.75 ERA/2.16 FIP/3.59 xFIP)vs Aaron Harang, RHP (1-1, 0.71 ERA/2.53 FIP/4.20 xFIP)
In his last start, Gonzalez pitched six shutout innings as he helped the Nationals blank the Marlins, 5-0. Gonzalez threw a lot of pitches early, but he settled down and retired the final 10 hitters before leaving the game.
Harang has given up just one run in his first two starts, totaling 12 1/3 innings. He faced the Nationals as a member of the Mets on Sept. 12, 2013, and struck out 10 batters in six innings.