Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals
Friday, June 13, 7:15 PM CDT , Busch Stadium
Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
76.2 IP, 5-2, 3.17 ERA, 1.24 WHIP
In a complete-game shutout vs. the Padres, Zimmermann retired the first 16 batters and recorded seven strikeouts before Alexi Amarista singled to right field for the Padres' first hit. Zimmermann allowed two hits and struck out a career-high 12.
Lance Lynn, RHP
77.1 IP, 6-4, 3.49 ERA, 1.41 WHIP
Saturday, June 14, 6:15 PM CDT , Busch Stadium
Lynn labored in his latest start, needing 110 pitches to get through five frames. While he gave up just two runs, he did not have a clean inning and stranded nine. The Cards are 4-5 in Lynn's past nine starts after winning his first four in April.
Stephen Strasburg, RHP
87.1 IP, 6-4, 2.99 ERA, 1.21 WHIP
In his last start, Strasburg pitched six innings and allowed one run on four hits against the Giants. He retired 13 of the last 14 hitters he faced. The run against Strasburg came when Tyler Colvin scored on a single by Brandon Crawford.
Shelby Miller, RHP
77.2 IP, 7-5, 3.59 ERA, 1.31 WHIP
Miller is coming off the best start of his season, having shut out the Blue Jays on 105 pitches on Saturday. Miller found a more repeatable delivery his last time out, which helped his fastball command. He also showed an improved changeup.
Sunday, June 15, 1:15 PM CDT , Busch Stadium
Doug Fister, RHP
43.2 IP, 5-1, 2.68 ERA, 1.03 WHIP
Fister, who has won five straight starts, pitched seven shutout innings against the Giants, allowed eight hits and struck out three batters. But talk to Fister, he never seems to be satisfied with his outings.
Jaime Garcia, LHP
31.2 IP, 2-0, 4.26 ERA, 0.95 WHIP
Garcia will be pitching on six days' rest and is coming off his best start of '14. He threw seven scoreless innings against the Jays and garnered 13 outs to the left side of the infield, a sign that his sinker and cutter are especially effective.