St. Louis Cardinals at Washington Nationals
Thursday, April 17, 7:05 PM EDT , Nationals Park
Adam Wainwright, RHP
21.0 IP, 2-1, 2.57 ERA, 1.00 WHIP
Wainwright allowed more runs (four) in his last start than he did in his first two combined (two), but still finished seven innings -- as he has in all three of his starts. His last outing was the first in which Wainwright did not issue a walk.
Taylor Jordan, RHP
11.1 IP, 0-1, 4.76 ERA, 1.76 WHIP
Friday, April 18, 7:05 PM EDT , Nationals Park
Jordan allowed five runs on 10 hits over five innings in a loss to the Braves in his last start. He struck out five and walked two. His first two starts of 2014 came against Atlanta. This will be his first time facing the Cardinals.
Michael Wacha, RHP
19.0 IP, 2-0, 1.89 ERA, 0.95 WHIP
Wacha has pitched at least six innings in his three starts -- each of which has been interrupted by rain. It hasn't seemed to faze him. Last time Wacha faced Washington, he pitched 8 2/3 no-hit innings before allowing an infield single.
Gio Gonzalez, LHP
18.0 IP, 2-1, 3.50 ERA, 1.22 WHIP
Saturday, April 19, 1:05 PM EDT , Nationals Park
Gonzalez gave up six runs on nine hits over six innings in a loss to the Braves in his last start. He tied a season highs for strikeouts (six) and set a season for walks (four). The southpaw is 1-1 with a 1.13 ERA against the Cardinals in two starts.
Lance Lynn, RHP
18.0 IP, 3-0, 4.00 ERA, 1.28 WHIP
Lynn in his past start pitched seven scoreless innings for the third time in his career. He struck out 11 and showed terrific command of his four-seam fastball. He also altered his pregame routine in an effort to keep from being knocked around early.
Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
13.2 IP, 1-0, 5.27 ERA, 1.54 WHIP
Sunday, April 20, 1:35 PM EDT , Nationals Park
Zimmermann went a season-best seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits with seven strikeouts and a walk in a win over the Marlins. He is 0-3 with an 8.27 ERA against the Cardinals in six career starts.
Shelby Miller, RHP
17.1 IP, 1-2, 4.67 ERA, 1.44 WHIP
Miller on Wednesday picked up his first win while limiting the Brewers to one run over six innings. His fastball command was particularly sharp. Home runs have been Miller's Achilles' heel thus far, as he has given up five in 17 1/3 innings.
Stephen Strasburg, RHP
21.0 IP, 1-2, 6.00 ERA, 1.57 WHIP
Strasburg gave up a season-high six earned runs in a season-low four innings in a loss to the Marlins. Hitters were aggressive and swung early in the count. He has given up 14 earned runs on 24 hits in 21 innings.