Series #5 Preview: Nats at Marlins

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It was a rough weekend for the Nats, Atlanta came
to DC hot, with only one loss on the season and left in a similar fashion.
The Braves swept the Nats, with little fight put up by the Nats on Saturday and
Sunday. Run
production was a problem for the Nationals over the course of the Braves
series. They scored four in game one, one run in game two and didn’t make it on
the board in the final game. Batting averages have been dropping like flies.
Adam LaRoche, who is a notoriously slow starter, has a .540 OPS. Danny
Espinosa is also struggling, mustering only a .583 OPS with a .233 OBP in 43
PA’s. It is not all doom and gloom on the offensive front, Bryce Harper (1.096
OPS), Denard Span (.423 OBP) and Kurt Suzuki (1.101 OPS) are all batting over
.300.

The
Nats needs a slump buster and, barring a disaster, they have one tailor-made when
they face the Marlins for their second time this season down in sunny Florida.
As most fans remember, the Marlins came to DC for the opening series and were
swiftly dispensed with over the course of three games. The Marlins are sitting
on a 2-10 record and a -1.8 SRS. If all goes well the Nats can
leave south Florida 10-5 and head to New York where they will next take on the
Mets.  

Game
1: Monday, April 15, Marlins Park 7:10pm, Jordan Zimmermann, RHP (2-0, 2.08 ERA) vs.
Wade LeBlanc, LHP (0-2, 3.27 ERA)

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Wade
LeBlanc will make his third start of the season to open the series against the
Nationals. LeBlanc’s first start of the season came on April 4 against the
Nats, where he pitched five innings, allowing five hits and three runs. The
Nats tacked on another three runs for a final score of 6-1. In his two starts,
LeBlanc has put respectable numbers; he has allowed eleven hits, four earned
runs, while striking out 10 against the Nationals and Braves. His start against
the Braves was a good effort and if he would have not given up the one home run
the Marlins might have been able to win the game. LeBlanc has a fairly standard repertoire for a soft-tossing
lefty with a Fastball (82-88mph, 85 avg), Slider (81-88mph, 85 avg), Curve (72-75mph,
73 avg) and Changeup (71-80mph, 75 avg).

LeBlanc has faced 14 members
of the Nats lineup throughout his career and they have fared quite well against
him. In 48 PA’s the Nats have accumulated a .326 BA and a .789 OPS. Adam
LaRoche has faced LeBlanc the most with nine total plate appearances, where he
is sporting a 1.111 OPS with two RBI’s. Jayson Werth, on the other hand, has
struggled against LeBlanc in the past, posting a .333 OPS in six PA’s.

Current
Nationals vs. Wade LeBlanc:

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Otherwise estimated using AB + BB + HBP + SF + SH,
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For recent years, leaders need 3.1 PA
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(1B + 2*2B + 3*3B + 4*HR)/AB

For recent years, leaders need 3.1 PA
per team game played” align=”center”>SLG

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For recent years, leaders need 3.1 PA
per team game played” align=”center”>OPS

AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
Adam LaRoche 9 9 3 1 0 1 2 0 1 .333 .333 .778 1.111
Bryce Harper 6 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Jayson Werth 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333
Ryan Zimmerman 3 2 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 1.000 1.000 1.500 2.500
Steve Lombardozzi 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333
Denard Span 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Ian Desmond 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333
Jordan Zimmermann 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
Danny Espinosa 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Kurt Suzuki 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Zach Duke 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Roger Bernadina 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jhonatan Solano 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 48 46 15 2 0 1 5 2 9 .326 .354 .435 .789
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Generated 4/15/2013.

Zimmermann
picked up his first win of the season against LeBlanc and the Fish during the
third game of the year. Jordan pitched six innings, allowing eight hits and
only one run, which was a homer to Justin Ruggiano. In his most recent outing,
Zimmermann pitched seven innings against the White Sox allowing seven hits, two
earned runs and striking out four. Zimmermann seems to have a flare for the
dramatic in the early goings of the season allowing 15 hits in 13 innings of
work, but he finds a way to get out of tough spots and is sporting a 2.08 ERA
(3.68 FIP).

Since
2009, Zimmermann has started nine games against the Fish and has a 2-3 record
to show for it. In those previous games, Jordan has pitched 50.2 innings and
allowed 23 earned runs, on 52 hits, while striking out 41 and only walking 10, aggregating a 4.14 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. Jordan may have had varying results against the Marlins in the past, but over the
years he has gotten better and the Marlins lineup has gotten worse. Current members of
the Marlins lineup have a combined .762 OPS against him in 93 PA’s. The
Marlin’s slugger and cornerstone of their team, Giancarlo Stanton, has figured
out how to succeed against the majority of the pitchers in the NL East, and
while he is just 3-14 (.214) against Zimmermann, all three of those hits are
home runs leaving Stanton with an OPS of 1.170 against Zimmermann.

Current
Marlins vs. Jordan Zimmermann:

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For recent years, leaders need 3.1 PA
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(1B + 2*2B + 3*3B + 4*HR)/AB

For recent years, leaders need 3.1 PA
per team game played” align=”center”>SLG

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For recent years, leaders need 3.1 PA
per team game played” align=”center”>OPS

AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
Juan Pierre 19 16 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .188 .316 .188 .503
Giancarlo Stanton 16 14 3 0 0 3 5 2 4 .214 .313 .857 1.170
Placido Polanco 14 14 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 .286 .286 .286 .571
Greg Dobbs 11 11 4 0 0 1 2 0 2 .364 .364 .636 1.000
Chris Coghlan 9 8 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 .125 .111 .125 .236
Donovan Solano 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .400 .500 .400 .900
Justin Ruggiano 5 5 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 .400 .400 1.000 1.400
Rob Brantly 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333
Adeiny Hechavarria 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333
Wade LeBlanc 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Austin Kearns 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 93 85 23 0 0 5 10 6 15 .271 .315 .447 .762
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Generated 4/15/2013.

Game
2: Tuesday, April 16, Marlins Park 7:10pm, Dan Haren, RHP (1-1, 9.00 ERA) vs. Alex
Sanabia, RHP (1-1, 4.91 ERA)

For
the second game of the series, Marlin’s manager, Mike Redmond is sending Alex
Sanabia to the mound to face off against Dan Haren. Sanabia was roughed up in
his last start against the Braves where he lasted five innings and six earned
runs on eight hits, two of which were homeruns. His first appearance of the
season against the Mets went much better for him, where he didn’t surrender an
earned run over 6 IP.

In 7 years in the Miami minor league system Alex has compiled a 3.91 ERA with 6.7 K/9 and a 2.92 K:BB. Sanabia is a four-pitch guy with a Changeup (79-87mph, 82
avg), Fastball (86-91mph, 89 avg), Sinker (88-92mph, 90 avg) and Slider
(78-84mph, 81 avg).

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Only five members of the Nats lineup have
faced off against Sanabia, with Ryan Zimmerman having the most success. In nine
plate appearances Zimmerman is batting .429 and has an OPS of 1.413. However,
Roger “The Shark” Bernadina has not had the same success against Sanabia and
through eight PA’s, has only managed to post a .250 OPS against him.

Current
Nationals vs. Alex Sanabia:

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<th onclick="" onmouseout="" onmouseover="" style="background-color: #ddd; border: 1px solid #aaa; padding: 2px;" data-stat="batting_avg" class="tooltip hide_non_quals" tip="Hits/At Bats
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For recent years, leaders need 3.1 PA
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(1B + 2*2B + 3*3B + 4*HR)/AB

For recent years, leaders need 3.1 PA
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For recent years, leaders need 3.1 PA
per team game played” align=”center”>OPS

AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
Ryan Zimmerman 9 7 3 0 0 1 3 1 2 .429 .556 .857 1.413
Roger Bernadina 8 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250
Ian Desmond 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Danny Espinosa 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Craig Stammen 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Total 25 22 5 0 0 1 3 1 3 .227 .320 .364 .684
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Generated 4/15/2013.

Dan
Haren looked better in his second outing of the season facing the White Sox than
he did in his first against the Reds. Haren’s ERA is still unsightly at
9.00, thanks to the six-spot in Cincinnati, and he has given up a total of 19 hits in nine innings of work. Not
spectacular, but certainly an improvement. The step in the right direction is encouraging and there is plenty of time for the 4-6 WAR Dan Haren from years past to make an appearance this season. 

Over
the course of his career, Haren has started five games against Miami and
amassed a record of 1-3 with a 3.09 ERA. He has not faced Miami since 2010,
where he only gave up three earned runs, while striking out six over the course
of 6.2 innings. Of the eight current Marlins Haren has faced, he holds them to
a combined .509 OPS. Placido Polanco and Chris Coghlan have been marginally successful
against Haren in the past. Polanco has a .760 OPS with nine hits and four RBI’s
in 26 PA’s. Coughlan has only faced Haren eight times, but in those eight plate
appearances has three hits on his way to a .750 OPS.

Current
Marlins vs. Dan Haren:

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For recent years, leaders need 3.1 PA
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(1B + 2*2B + 3*3B + 4*HR)/AB

For recent years, leaders need 3.1 PA
per team game played” align=”center”>SLG

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For recent years, leaders need 3.1 PA
per team game played” align=”center”>OPS

AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
Placido Polanco 26 25 9 1 0 0 4 0 1 .360 .360 .400 .760
Miguel Olivo 17 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 .118 .118 .118 .235
Juan Pierre 15 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .200 .400
Chris Coghlan 8 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .375 .375 .375 .750
Austin Kearns 6 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 .200 .333 .200 .533
Giancarlo Stanton 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
Justin Ruggiano 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Greg Dobbs 3 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Total 90 88 21 2 0 0 6 1 16 .239 .247 .261 .509
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Generated 4/15/2013.

Game
3: Wednesday, April 17, Marlins Park 7:10pm, Ross Detwiler, LHP (0-0, 0.69 ERA)
vs. Ricky Nolasco, RHP (0-1, 3.12 ERA)

In the
final game of the series, Ricky Nolasco will head to the bump. Nolasco is still
looking for his first win of the year. You may remember Ricky from his previous
start against the Nats this season on Opening Day, where he gave up two home
runs to Bryce Harper. That was all the offense the Nationals needed because in
the end they beat the Marlins 2-0. Ricky Nolasco has started three games this
season, amassing an 0-1 record while pitching 17.1 innings. In his
three starts Nolasco has given up sixteen hits, six earned runs, and six walks, accruing a 3.12 ERA (4.49 FIP).

Nolasco is a great control pitcher, with a career 2.12 BB/9,
who to this point in the season hasn’t been as precise and has a current BB/9
of 3.12. He has a Two-Seam Fastball that ranges from 87-93mph that sits right
around 90, a big Curveball that goes between 69-82mph usually sitting around
75, a Splitter with decent drop that ranges from 81-84mph and a standard Slider
that goes from 78-85mph averaging 83.

Ricky
Nolasco knows the Washington lineup well and vice versa. He has faced every
position player in the lineup, with the exception of Tyler Moore. Bryce Harper
has not faced him the most, but he has done the most damage to Nolasco over the
past couple of years. In 18 PA’s Harper has a .353 BA and a 1.095 OPS. In
total, the Nats have 54 hits against Nolasco in 276 PA’s, with seven of them
being home runs en route to a combined .606 OPS.

Current Nationals vs. Ricky Nolasco:

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Gold means awarded title at end of year.” align=”center”>BA

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For recent years, leaders need 3.1 PA
per team game played” align=”center”>OBP

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(1B + 2*2B + 3*3B + 4*HR)/AB

For recent years, leaders need 3.1 PA
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For recent years, leaders need 3.1 PA
per team game played” align=”center”>OPS

AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
Adam LaRoche 55 53 14 3 0 0 5 2 13 .264 .291 .321 .612
Ryan Zimmerman 48 47 12 2 0 3 5 0 13 .255 .250 .489 .739
Jayson Werth 33 31 4 0 0 1 3 2 10 .129 .182 .226 .408
Danny Espinosa 22 17 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 .000 .182 .000 .182
Bryce Harper 18 17 6 0 0 2 2 1 2 .353 .389 .706 1.095
Ian Desmond 18 13 2 1 0 0 1 2 6 .154 .294 .231 .525
Roger Bernadina 17 15 2 1 0 0 0 2 4 .133 .235 .200 .435
Chad Tracy 13 12 4 2 0 0 1 1 3 .333 .385 .500 .885
Kurt Suzuki 13 12 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .167 .154 .167 .321
Steve Lombardozzi 12 10 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 .300 .417 .300 .717
Zach Duke 3 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.667
Denard Span 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jhonatan Solano 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500
Total 276 249 54 9 0 7 26 16 64 .217 .268 .337 .606
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Much
like Ricky Nolasco, Ross Detwiler is looking for his first win, as well.
Actually, he is looking for his first loss, too. At this point, I am going to
say that Detwiler is the best number five starter in Major League
Baseball. He’s posted an ERA of 0.69 (4.22 FIP), allowing only one earned run in two
starts. Both games were great examples as to why pitcher wins are useless statistically.

Last
season, Detwiler went 2-0 against the Marlins in three starts. He amassed a
2.89 ERA and only gave up six earned runs over the course of 18.2 innings
pitched. Since the Marlins’ fire sale that occurred this past offseason,
Detwiler has not faced as many members of the current Marlins’ lineup as one might
think. Giancarlo Stanton has faced Det the most, with nine total plate
appearances. In those appearances, Stanton is batting .333 with a 1.111 OPS.
Donovan Solano has also proven to be successful against Detwiler in a very
small sample size, going 3-5 with a walk helping him amass a 1.467 OPS. On the
contrary, Placido Polanco has only a .629 OPS against Detwiler in seven
appearances.

Current Marlins vs. Ross Detwiler:

<th onclick="" onmouseout="" onmouseover="" style="background-color: #ddd; border: 1px solid #aaa; padding: 2px;" data-stat="PA" class="tooltip" tip="Plate Appearances
When available, we use actual plate appearances from play-by-play game accounts
Otherwise estimated using AB + BB + HBP + SF + SH,
which excludes catcher interferences.
When this color click for a summary of each PA.” align=”center”>PA

<th onclick="" onmouseout="" onmouseover="" style="background-color: #ddd; border: 1px solid #aaa; padding: 2px;" data-stat="batting_avg" class="tooltip hide_non_quals" tip="Hits/At Bats
For recent years, leaders need 3.1 PA
per team game played
Bold indicates highest BA using current stats
Gold means awarded title at end of year.” align=”center”>BA

<th onclick="" onmouseout="" onmouseover="" style="background-color: #ddd; border: 1px solid #aaa; padding: 2px;" data-stat="onbase_perc" class="tooltip hide_non_quals" tip="(H + BB + HBP)/(At Bats + BB + HBP + SF)
For recent years, leaders need 3.1 PA
per team game played” align=”center”>OBP

<th onclick="" onmouseout="" onmouseover="" style="background-color: #ddd; border: 1px solid #aaa; padding: 2px;" data-stat="slugging_perc" class="tooltip hide_non_quals" tip="Total Bases/At Bats or
(1B + 2*2B + 3*3B + 4*HR)/AB

For recent years, leaders need 3.1 PA
per team game played” align=”center”>SLG

<th onclick="" onmouseout="" onmouseover="" style="background-color: #ddd; border: 1px solid #aaa; padding: 2px;" data-stat="onbase_plus_slugging" class="tooltip hide_non_quals" tip="On-Base + Slugging Percentages
For recent years, leaders need 3.1 PA
per team game played” align=”center”>OPS

AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
Giancarlo Stanton 9 9 3 1 0 1 1 0 1 .333 .333 .778 1.111
Placido Polanco 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 .200 .429 .200 .629
Donovan Solano 6 5 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .600 .667 .800 1.467
Justin Ruggiano 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .400 .600
Greg Dobbs 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500
Austin Kearns 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
Chris Coghlan 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 35 32 10 4 0 1 2 3 6 .313 .371 .531 .903
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 4/15/2013.

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