Series #25 Preview: Nats at Phillies

Call me crazy,
but the Nats (34-34) are showing signs of life and a little consistency. Yes,
they are 3-3 at this point in their road trip, but with the exception of the
awful game pitched by Dan Haren against Colorado, they could as easily been 5-1
if a few things would have gone their way. They are currently sitting 6.5 games
behind the Braves for the lead in the NL East and are back to .500 baseball,
but the games feel different. They are hitting the ball. They are not scoring a
while lot, but they are hitting.

What is the
difference? Anthony  Rendon. The guy is hitting .361 in 17 games this season. I
know he has only had 68 plate appearances in his career, but he’s yet to look
overmatched.  Since being called back up
for the second time this season, he has hit safely in every game. He has the
longest current hitting streak on the team sitting at ten games. His last two
games have both been three hit games, so he does not seem to be slowing down. This
only makes the decision to sit Rendon for Friday’s opening game against the
Indians even more baffling.

The Nationals
head to Citizens Bank Park for a three game series with the Phillies (33-37).
The Phillies won two out of three against the Nats in their only other series
this season and the teams split the season series last year at nine a piece.
The Phillies’ Michael  Young
is two RBI shy of hitting the 1,000 career RBI
mark. There are only 18 active players that have recorded 1,000 or more RBI,
so let’s hope he has to wait until the Phillies next series to join that club.

In injury news,
it looks like Bryce  Harper
will start baseball activities after a week of rest
to reduce the effects of his bursitis and could start a rehab game by either
the end of the week or early next week. Wilson  Ramos
aggravated his hamstring,
but it is reported that it will only affect his rehab calendar by a day or two
and he might be able to rejoin the team by then end of the month. Danny
Espinosa

has been playing in rehab games in Syracuse for the AAA Chiefs, but
neither Davey or Rizzo has said when he will rejoin the big league club. 

Game 69: Monday, June
17, Citizens Bank Park 7:05pm, Dan  Haren, RHP (4-8, 5.70 ERA) vs. John  Lannan, LHP (0-1,
6.14 ERA)

In his most
recent outing, Dan Haren lost again and gave up multiple home runs again, but
let’s be honest, he’s not the first person to get roughed up at Coors Field. He
lasted only five innings and gave up five runs, off of eight hits, while
striking out six batters. Haren has not won a game since May 9, where he
squeaked out a 5-4 win against the Tigers.

Haren has started
five games against the Phillies where he has amassed a 0-3 record and 5.79 ERA.
He faced Philly earlier this season on May 25 and came away with his only no
decision of the season.  He did put the
Nats in a position to win the game, giving three earned runs off of four hits,
while striking out 10. The result of the game would have probably been
different if half the hits he gave up were not home runs to Erik  Kratz
and
Domonic  Brown. Haren has been very effective against the Phillies slugger, Ryan
Howard. Howard has a measly .556 OPS and six strikeouts against Haren over his
career.

Current Phillies
vs. Dan Haren:

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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
Michael Young 64 61 19 3 0 1 11 2 11 .311 .328 .410 .738
Delmon Young 27 26 8 2 0 0 2 1 5 .308 .333 .385 .718
Jimmy Rollins 13 13 4 3 0 0 1 0 2 .308 .308 .538 .846
Humberto Quintero 11 11 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 .273 .273 .455 .727
Ryan Howard 9 9 1 0 0 1 3 0 6 .111 .111 .444 .556
Laynce Nix 8 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .375 .625
Ben Revere 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400
Domonic Brown 3 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.667
Freddy Galvis 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Kevin Frandsen 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 152 148 41 13 0 3 18 3 33 .277 .289 .426 .715
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This feels a
little awkward… It is kind of like when your sister starts dating your best
friend. Well, I guess in this case, it is kind of like your sister dating the
creepy old guy that no one likes. In this analogy, John Lannan is your sister
and the creepy old guy is the Philadelphia Phillies. Since moving to DC and
becoming a Nationals fan I really liked John Lannan and I felt bad for him when
he was pretty damn good on all those horrific teams. The guy started two
Opening Days for the Nats and more often than not put them in a position to win
when he took the bump, but the offense never helped him. One season, he was
first in getting opposing batters to ground into double plays, while being last
in run support. Some sports writers believe that during his best years with the
Nats he could have played on a better team and won at least 15 games, but alas,
he never got the opportunity.

Over his career
with the Nationals Lannan has a 4.02 ERA over the course of 783 2/3 IP. His
most memorable moment with the Nats probably came in August of 2007. During the
game on August 6, 2007, Barry  Bonds
stepped in against him and was only one
home run away from becoming the all-time home run leader. Lannan, who was only
185 pitches into his MLB career, was undeterred and pitched right at Bonds.
When the dust settled that night, the rookie came out on top and Bonds was 0-3
for the night. With the Nats acquisition Gio Gonzalez and the emergence of
Ross Detwiler, Stephen  Strasburg
and Jordan  Zimmermann, he was non-tendered in
the offseason and signed with the Phillies.

Lannan strained
his quadriceps tendon in his left knee and has been on the disabled list since
April 17. In his last rehab start he went seven innings and gave up two runs. He
throws five pitches: Two-Seam Fastball (86-92 mph, 88 avg), Four-Seam Fastball (86-92 mph, 89 avg), Curveball (70-75 mph, 73 avg), Slider (73-84
mph, 80 avg) and Changeup (81-86 mph, 83 avg). Lannan likes to throw his slider on 0-2 counts
and tends to not throw his changeup to left handed batters. He keeps the ball
low in the zone and no matter what the situation he tends to be very methodical
in his delivery.

Lannan has only
faced four members of the Nationals lineup: Jayson  Werth, Chad  Tracy, Adam
LaRoche

and Ross  Ohlendorf. Obviously, all of these plate appearances came when
these players were with other teams and Lannan was pitching as a Nat. Werth,
when he was with the Phillies beat up on Lannan pretty bad, amassing a 1.345
OPS in 28 plate appearances. LaRoche on the other hand, has been completely
shut down by Lannan. In 12 plate appearances LaRoche has not managed a
hit.   

Current
Nationals vs. John Lannan:

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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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per team game played” align=”center”>OPS

AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
Jayson Werth 28 24 8 2 0 4 6 4 6 .333 .429 .917 1.345
Adam LaRoche 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ross Ohlendorf 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Chad Tracy 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 44 39 9 2 0 4 6 4 11 .231 .302 .590 .892
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Game 70: Tuesday,
June 18, Citizens Bank Park 7:05pm, Ross  Detwiler, LHP (2-4, 3.02 ERA) vs. Cliff  Lee, LHP (8-2, 2.55 ERA)

Manager Davey
Johnson had Ross Detwiler on a short leash during his last start, which was his
first since coming off the disabled list. Detwiler only went five innings,
throwing 77 pitches, 51 of which were for strikes. He looked like a guy that
had not pitched in a month, but he got the job done, allowing only three earned
runs off of six hits, while striking out two Rockies batters.

Detwiler
has started seven games against the Phillies dating back to 2009 and has come
away with a 2-4 record and a 4.24 ERA. However, his career ERA is a little deceptive.
In 2009 and 2010 Ross put up back-to-back 6.00 ERAs against the Phillies, but
has been much better since then. Jimmy  Rollins
has fared well against the
National Det and he has faced him the most of any member of the Phillies
current lineup. In 21 plate appearances, Rollins has a .286 BA and three
doubles.

Current
Phillies vs. Ross Detwiler:

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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
Jimmy Rollins 21 21 6 3 0 0 1 0 0 .286 .286 .429 .714
John Mayberry 11 10 2 0 0 1 3 1 1 .200 .273 .500 .773
Ryan Howard 9 7 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 .143 .333 .143 .476
Domonic Brown 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .125 .000 .125
Cole Hamels 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .167 .000 .167
Kevin Frandsen 5 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .600 1.000
Michael Martinez 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Humberto Quintero 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Cliff Lee 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 68 63 13 4 0 1 5 4 9 .206 .265 .317 .582
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 6/17/2013.

Can someone
inform Cliff Lee that he is 34 years-old and not 24 years-old because he is
pitching like he is a decade younger. It is true that he has lost about a mile
and a half of velocity on his pitches this season, but since the guy has not
lost a game since May 1, I do not think it really matters. In fact, over the
last 38.2 innings he has only given up nine runs. In all honesty, if the
Phillies are not going to contend for the NL East this year, they might want to
deal him because they could probably rebuild their team faster by trading him
than having him be their ace. Even with David  Price
on the trading block this
season, Lee is the better choice for teams in contention or someone who want to
win the whole thing because he will eat innings and win games, plain and
simple. Since 2011, he has a 2.85 ERA, 2.81 FIP and 12.5 WAR. His WAR is 3rd
in MLB behind Justin  Verlander
and Clayton  Kershaw

Lee throws five
pitches: Two-Seam Fastball (88-93 mph, 91 avg), Cutter (81-90 mph, 87 avg), Four-Seam Fastball (88-93 mph, 90 avg), Changeup (81-88 mph, 84 avg) and Curveball (71-77 mph, 75 avg). He truly mixes up his pitches and is
not afraid to throw any to any batter in any count. He throws his first pitch
for a strike 72 percent of the time, so Jayson Werth might not want to take his
traditional first pitch against Lee because it will be wasted if he does.

He has a 5-3
record against the Nationals over the course of his career where he was a 2.51
ERA. Lee averages 8.6 strikeouts over nine innings against the Nats. Last
season he was particularly devastating when playing against the Nationals
because his ERA was a bewildering 1.80. The only two players who have done well
against him are Kurt  Suzuki
and Denard  Span. Suzuki, who has been really
struggling at the plate since Wilson Ramos’ injury, has a 1.003 OPS against Lee
in 19 plate appearances. Denard Span has a .350 BA and .409 OBP.

Current
Nationals vs. Cliff Lee:

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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
Denard Span 22 20 7 1 1 0 2 2 6 .350 .409 .500 .909
Jayson Werth 20 19 5 1 1 0 1 0 7 .263 .250 .421 .671
Kurt Suzuki 19 17 7 2 0 0 3 2 2 .412 .474 .529 1.003
Ryan Zimmerman 18 18 3 0 0 1 1 0 3 .167 .167 .333 .500
Ian Desmond 14 13 3 1 0 0 0 1 4 .231 .286 .308 .593
Adam LaRoche 11 11 3 2 0 0 0 0 3 .273 .273 .455 .727
Roger Bernadina 7 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .429 .429 .429 .857
Steve Lombardozzi 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .333 .200 .533
Chad Tracy 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Ross Detwiler 3 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Chris Marrero 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ross Ohlendorf 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 134 127 35 7 2 1 8 6 35 .276 .306 .386 .692
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Game 71: Wednesday,
June 19, Citizens Bank Park 7:05pm, Gio  Gonzalez, LHP (3-3, 3.40 ERA) vs. Kyle
Kendrick
, RHP (6-4, 4.76 ERA)

 

 

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Last Friday, Gio
Gonzalez dug down deep and gave the Nationals everything he had in the tank…and
then some. The guy threw a career high 127 pitches against the Cleveland
Indians. In the effort he only surrendered one run and three hits in a battle
that went tied until the bottom of the ninth when the Indians managed a run off
of Fernando Abad, which was the first and only run he has given up in limited
action this season. Gio has had a rough year. He was a little erratic early in
the season, but has settled down as of late. Sadly, the Nationals offense has
not helped him out and since May 6 he has only recorded one decision, a loss to
Baltimore.

Gonzalez has
started against the Phillies four times in his career, all coming last season,
where he has a 3-1 record and 2.52 ERA over 25 IP, He has averaged 10.4 SO/9
and only given up one home run to them. Ryan Howard has stepped in six times
against Gio and has not been able to muster a single hit. The only time Howard
has reached base against Gonzalez was due to a walk. John Mayberry has also
struggles in 12 plate appearances where he could only manage a .182 BA.

Current Phillies
vs. Gio Gonzalez:

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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
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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
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
Michael Young 25 22 5 1 0 1 2 3 1 .227 .320 .409 .729
Delmon Young 16 15 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .267 .313 .267 .579
John Mayberry 12 11 2 0 0 1 2 1 2 .182 .250 .455 .705
Jimmy Rollins 9 7 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 .429 .556 .571 1.127
Kevin Frandsen 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .400 .500 .400 .900
Ryan Howard 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .167 .000 .167
Freddy Galvis 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .400 .600
Ben Revere 4 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .667 .750 .667 1.417
Domonic Brown 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 1.000 1.667
Michael Martinez 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Kyle Kendrick 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 91 80 20 4 0 2 5 10 12 .250 .341 .375 .716
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 6/17/2013.

Kyle Kendrick
seems to never make Philly fans happy. The guy has been arguably one of the
best fourth or fifth starters in the National League over the past two seasons,
but he is blasted the majority of the fanbase. Maybe it is because he is behind
Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels in the rotation. Maybe it is because he
is not much of a strikeout pitcher. Who knows?

He throws three
pitches: Sinker (86-93 mph, 90 avg), Split-Finger/Changeup (79-86 mph, 83 avg)
and Cutter (82-89 mph, 87 avg). He is very vulnerable to left-handed batters,
who over his career have put up a .287/3.56/.479 slash line. His whiff rate of
only 12 percent is much lower than the MLB average of approximately 18 percent.

Kendrick has
started eighteen games against the Nats in his career and come away with a 4-6
record and a 4.90 ERA. In his only outing aga

inst the
Nationals in 2013, he was blasted for eight hits and five earned runs over five
innings of work. The Nationals came away with a 5-2 victory at the conclusion
of the game. Zimmerman, Tracy, Span and Desmond are all sporting an OPS over
1.000 against Kendrick. Three players, Desmond, Lombo and Suzuki are all
batting north of .400 BA, as well.

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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.
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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

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

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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 40 35 11 7 0 1 2 3 4 .314 .400 .600 1.000
Adam LaRoche 28 23 4 1 1 0 1 5 3 .174 .321 .304 .626
Ian Desmond 27 25 10 2 1 2 6 0 3 .400 .407 .800 1.207
Steve Lombardozzi 15 15 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 .400 .400 .467 .867
Jayson Werth 15 14 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .071 .133 .071 .205
Roger Bernadina 14 12 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 .167 .286 .167 .452
Kurt Suzuki 13 10 4 0 0 1 3 3 1 .400 .538 .700 1.238
Denard Span 6 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 .250 .500 1.000 1.500
Chad Tracy 5 5 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 .400 .400 1.000 1.400
Craig Stammen 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Chris Marrero 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Gio Gonzalez 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 180 159 43 12 2 6 18 16 22 .270 .346 .484 .831
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 6/17/2013.

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