Most Read: Sports

http://www.washingtonpost.com/2010/07/06/ABMK8PP_linkset.html
On TwitterOn Twitter AdamKilgoreWP and JamesWagnerWP |  On Facebook Facebook |  Email alerts: Sports RSS RSS Feed
Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Game 4 discussion thread: Nationals at Marlins


When Jason Marquis starts tonight, he will try continue a somewhat surprising trend. The Nationals were supposed to have poor starting pitching. It is of course very early, but the Nationals’ starters have been quite good.

In three games, they collectively slapped up a 2.60 ERA, which ranks seventh in the majors. (The Pirates, at 2.55, are sixth … so, yes, again, don’t ready too much into this stuff.) Their starters have walked four batters in 17 1/3 innings, the ninth best rate in the majors. They have struck out eight, or 4.15 per nine, which is 26th in the majors, which probably is representative. Their 2.00 strikeout-to-walk rate ranks 19th, which seems about right.

Marquis’s health and effectiveness will be crucial to the success of the Nationals’ starting rotation. Talk about it right here.

By  |  06:45 PM ET, 04/05/2011

 
Read what others are saying
     

    © 2011 The Washington Post Company