Series #13 Preview: Nats at Dodgers

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The Nationals got
on a plane Sunday and headed west for a 10 game road trip that will see them
face off against the Dodgers, Padres and Giants. This will be the Nats first
and only West Coast trip of the season and they will play 20 games in 21 days.
First up, the Nats will take on the Dodgers (15-21) for a three game series in
Los Angeles.

The Dodgers have
disappointed all season. In the offseason and throughout the spring they were
repeatedly touted as a team that could go deep into the playoffs, but injuries
have decimated that roster. Also, many of their stars have gotten off to slow
starts. Specifically, Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier have only hit four home runs
this entire season.

Every year some
teams that were supposed to contend fall short of the hype given to them by the
sports media. However, most of these teams do not have a $220 million payroll.
In fact, until the team’s back-to-back wins against the Padres over the weekend
they had lost eight games in a row and Manager Don Mattingly has been put on
the hot seat regarding his future with the team.

The Nationals lost
2-out-of-3 to the Cubs, not helping the matter was the gift-wrapped rubber
match given to the Cubs. One can definitely see many more positives about the
team’s prospects for the remainder of the season than they could throughout the
month of April. The only negative is the number of errors the Nats have been
committing. The Nationals have committed 30 errors and given up19 unearned runs
this season. Thankfully, the woeful Cubs have committed 31 errors, so the
Nationals are not leading all of Major League Baseball in that category.

It is also an
anniversary and homecoming of sorts for Bryce Harper. You might say, “Bryce
Harper is not from Los Angeles, so what are you talking about?” You would be
correct in saying that, but if you remember Bryce made his Major League debut
last season at Dodgers Stadium on April 28, 2013, where he hit a solid double in
the first game of his career and has not looked back since. Right now, Harper
is the best offense threat the Nats have. On the season he is batting .297 with
10 home runs, 21 RBIs and 22 runs scored.

Game 37: Monday, May
13, Dodgers Stadium, 10:10pm, Josh Beckett (0-4, 5.13 ERA) vs. Jordan
Zimmermann
(6-1, 1.59 ERA)

Josh Beckett
takes the mound for Los Angeles for game one against the series. He is still
looking for his first win of the season and will have a tough time getting it
against Jordan Zimmerman, who it appears is very opposed to ever losing again.
Beckett has gone 0-7 to open a season for the first time in his career and his
ERA is sitting at 5.13, which is a far cry from what he used to produce in his
prime in Boston. Throughout the month of April, Beckett surrendered 8 home runs
in five starts. He has not given up a homer in his two starts during the month
of May, but some writers have viewed as him starting to get into the groove of
the season, but others believe it is just the calm before another home run
storm.  

Beckett throws
five pitches: a four-seam fastball (91-94 mph), a two-seam fastball (91-94
mph), a cutter (89-91 mph), a curveball (73-79 mph) and a changeup (86-88 mph).
He will throw all five pitches against left-handed batters, but will not throw
the changeup to right-handers. When he gets ahead in the count he relies
heavily on his curveball, which as a 34 percent whiff rate. In the past,
Beckett has been devastating to the Nationals. In 17 games, dating back to
2001, he has amassed a 7-2 record and 2.46 ERA. He also averages 9.1 SO/9
against the Nats and has a 1.085 WHIP. However, the Nationals have only seen
him once since the 2005 season and fans can agree he is not the same Josh
Beckett. No member of the current Nationals lineup has been particularly
successful against Beckett in the past. Adam LaRoche has seen him the most
times, with 19 PA’s where he has a .433 OPS and five strikeouts.  

Current
Nationals vs. Josh Beckett:

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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
Adam LaRoche 19 18 3 1 0 0 2 1 5 .167 .211 .222 .433
Denard Span 12 9 2 1 0 0 0 2 2 .222 .364 .333 .697
Kurt Suzuki 12 10 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .200 .333 .200 .533
Chad Tracy 7 7 2 1 0 0 3 0 4 .286 .286 .429 .714
Steve Lombardozzi 3 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.667
Ian Desmond 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Bryce Harper 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Zimmerman 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 61 55 11 3 0 1 8 4 13 .200 .267 .309 .576
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Every time I
write a preview for a game that Jordan Zimmermann starts I smile because there
is next to nothing to criticize in his performances this season. Through 51.0
IP his ERA is a sparkling 1.59, his WHIP is 0.824 and has not pitched fewer
than seven innings in a start since April 21. He appears to be able to put his
fastball anywhere he wants and just got done embarrassing the MLB’s best
offensive lineup in the Detroit Tigers. 

Zimmermann has
only faced the Dodgers twice in his career. His most recent outing occurred
last year, when he gave up only one run in six innings. In the effort he struck
out four, walked two and hit one Dodger. Much like Josh Beckett, Jordan
Zimmermann’s body of work against the Dodger’s lineup is quite small. As a
whole they are batting .279 against him and have a .326 OBP. Both Matt Kemp and
Andre Ethier have squared off against Zimmermann six times and they both have a
.333 BA.

Current
Dodgers vs. Jordan Zimmermann:

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

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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
Skip Schumaker 11 11 3 0 0 0 4 0 3 .273 .273 .273 .545
Matt Kemp 6 6 2 0 0 1 4 0 2 .333 .333 .833 1.167
Nick Punto 6 5 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .400 .500 .400 .900
Andre Ethier 6 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Adrian Gonzalez 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .333 .500
Luis Cruz 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.333 2.000
Carl Crawford 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
A.J. Ellis 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Juan Uribe 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 46 43 12 3 0 1 10 2 6 .279 .326 .419 .745
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Game 38: Tuesday,
May 14, Dodgers Stadium, 10:10pm, Clayton Kershaw (3-2, 1.62 ERA) vs. Dan Haren
(4-3, 5.17 ERA)

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Personally, I
would love to kick Clayton Kershaw while the Dodgers are down, but it is
impossible to do. Every game he takes the mound he puts the Dodgers in a
position to win, whether their offense does anything or not. He is the Dodger’s
version of Jordan Zimmermann and he has been mowing people since his emergence
as an elite pitcher in 2011. Kershaw heads to the hill for the second game of
the series.

Kershaw is known
of his nontraditional pitching style where he kicks his leg much higher in the
air than most pitchers. Experts contend that this probably gives him more power
to his fastball, as well as adding a level of deception against the batters he
is facing. His release point is also much later than other pitchers, which does
not allow batters a clean look at the ball until right before he releases it.
He is primarily has a repertoire of three pitches: a four-seam fastball (92-95
mph), a slider (84-87 mph) and a curveball (72-76 (mph). He also has thrown a
circle changeup in the past, but rarely uses it now. His fastball has a lot of
late movement and his curveball has a 12-6 break.

Throughout his
career, Kershaw has blown away team after team, but has struggled against the
Nationals. He has appeared in seven games against the Nats, but only has a 3-2
record and a 4.08 ERA. In the 35.1 IP he has also given up 31 hits, five of
which were home runs. Ryan Zimmermann has seen the most success against
Kershaw. Zimmerman has stepped in against him 11 times and has a 1.010 OPS.
Kershaw has strikes out a lot of batters year after year, but he has never
struck out Zim. 

Current
Nationals vs. Clayton Kershaw:

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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 14 13 3 1 0 1 2 1 8 .231 .286 .538 .824
Ryan Zimmerman 11 9 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 .444 .455 .556 1.010
Ian Desmond 11 10 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .200 .273 .400 .673
Steve Lombardozzi 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Craig Stammen 3 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667
Danny Espinosa 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000
Kurt Suzuki 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Dan Haren 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Roger Bernadina 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 54 49 13 4 1 1 5 3 12 .265 .302 .449 .751
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In his last
outing, Dan Haren was the victim one bad pitch. He had thrown a great game
through 5.2 IP, only giving up one run until Jim Leyland sent pinch hitter Matt
Tuiasosopo to bat, who crushed a three run homer. Of the nine hits that Haren
gave up in the game, that was the only one that truly cost him. Haren finished
the inning and the bullpen did not allow a run the rest of the way.   

Haren has faced
the Dodgers every season since 2008. Throughout his career he has started
sixteen games against Los Angeles and amassed a 6-5 record. His ERA is sitting
at 3.55, but that is mainly because of a rough 2012 outing where he gave up
nine hits and five earned runs. Other than that, he has been relatively
successful against the Dodgers during his career. The only two players on the
current Dodger lineup who has been successful against Haren are Andre Ethier
and Adrian Gonzalez. Ethier has a disturbing 1.109 OPS against Haren in 40
plate appearances. Gonzalez has also seen Haren during 49 plate appearances
hand has hit two doubles, three home runs and 11 RBIs.

Current
Dodgers vs. Dan Haren:

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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
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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
Andre Ethier 49 47 20 5 0 2 7 1 9 .426 .449 .660 1.109
Adrian Gonzalez 49 45 13 2 0 3 8 2 11 .289 .313 .533 .846
Matt Kemp 37 36 10 0 0 3 6 1 10 .278 .297 .528 .825
Carl Crawford 33 32 9 0 2 0 4 1 7 .281 .303 .406 .709
Nick Punto 19 19 5 0 1 0 2 0 4 .263 .263 .368 .632
Juan Uribe 15 14 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 .143 .200 .357 .557
Skip Schumaker 15 14 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .214 .267 .214 .481
Ramon Hernandez 10 8 1 1 0 0 2 1 3 .125 .200 .250 .450
Dee Gordon 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
A.J. Ellis 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333
Clayton Kershaw 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 242 229 64 8 3 9 30 7 53 .279 .304 .459 .763
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Game 39: Wednesday,
May 15, Dodgers Stadium, 10:10pm, Zack Greinke (1-0, 1.59 ERA) vs. Ross Detwiler (2-3, 2.53 ERA)

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(UPDATE) Zack Greinke
will finish out the series for the Dodgers on the mound. He will return from
the disabled list for his first start since he started a melee with the San
Diego Padres on April 11. During the reenactment of Mortal Kombat he fractured
his left collarbone when Carlos Quentin laid his shoulder into him and Greinke
landed hard on the ground. Greinke was expected to be out eight weeks, but
pitched a rehab start with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on May 10, where he went
4 1/3 innings, allowing three earned runs in an outing that showed him throwing
80 pitches, 53 for strikes.

Prior
to his injury Greinke was playing very well. He had a 1-0 record and a 1.59 ERA
over the course of 11.1 IP. The Dodgers have definitely missed him in the
lineup. He has been gone five weeks and has a small body of work is still good
enough to rank him third on the team in fWAR. In fact, his 0.5 fWAR is better
than Josh Beckett, Chad Billingsley, Matt Magill, Ted Lilly and Chris Capuano
combined. Only Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu have a better fWAR than
Greinke.

Greinke
throws six, I repeat, six pitches regularly. He throws a four-seam fastball
(93-96 mph), two-seam fastball (92-95 mph), cutter (88-91 mph), slider (83-86
mph), curveball (68-77 mph) and changeup (85-87 mph). He only throws his
changeup to lefties. He likes to use his curveball early in the count and his
slider with two strikes on batters. He has a great career strikeout to walk
ratio, finishing in the top 10 of the league four times. Greinke ranks 10th
among active players with an impressive strikeout to walk ratio of 3.5:1.
 

Because
he has spent the majority of his career in the American League he has faced the
Nationals only twice, accumulating a 2-0 record and 1.93 ERA in 14 IP. The only
two Nats who have faced Greinke on a regular basis are Denard Span and Kurt
Suzuki, both faring well. Span has 4 RBIs, 2B and 3B in 28 plate appearances.
Suzuki has a .313 BA and .389 OBP against him.

Current
Nationals vs. Zack Greinke:

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Otherwise estimated using AB + BB + HBP + SF + SH,
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per team game played
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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

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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
Denard Span 28 25 8 1 1 0 4 2 1 .320 .370 .440 .810
Kurt Suzuki 18 16 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 .313 .389 .313 .701
Chad Tracy 6 5 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 .600 .667 1.000 1.667
Adam LaRoche 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Roger Bernadina 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Ian Desmond 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Danny Espinosa 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 64 58 20 3 1 0 5 4 5 .345 .397 .431 .828
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Generated 5/15/2013.

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Ross Detwiler
looks to bring is win-loss record to .500 against the Dodgers. Ross continues
to do what he has been doing this whole season: battling. He went 6.2 innings
his last outing against the Cubs and picked up the win, but he had been giving
up many more hits than he is used to. Detwiler is not a power pitcher that will
overwhelm batters, but when his sinker is on, look out. During the past couple
games his pitches have started to creep up higher in the zone than usual, so
batters have gotten a better contact with them. 

Detwiler has
appeared in four games against the Dodgers and has a 1-1 record against them.
He is sporting a 3.10 ERA over the course of 20.1 IP. He faced the Dodgers
twice last season and only gave up four runs in the two appearances, while
striking out nine and only walking three. Against the current Dodger lineup,
Detwiler has neutralized the majority of their lineup with the exception of
Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier. Ethier has a 1.067 OPS and one home run against
Det. Kemp has never homered off of Det, like Ethier, but he has a .333 BA in 10
plate appearances. 

Current
Dodgers 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
Andre Ethier 10 9 3 0 0 1 3 1 1 .333 .400 .667 1.067
Matt Kemp 10 9 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .400 .333 .733
Ramon Hernandez 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333
Adrian Gonzalez 4 4 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.250 1.750
Juan Uribe 4 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
A.J. Ellis 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250
Dee Gordon 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Luis Cruz 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 46 43 10 0 0 2 5 3 6 .233 .283 .372 .655
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 5/13/2013.

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