Nationals-Angels discussion thread: Game 21

Taylor Jordan. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Taylor Jordan makes his fourth start of the season, and faces an Angels lineup that has scored 101 runs, the third-highest total in the majors. Jordan (0-2, 5.94 ERA) has received a bit of bad luck, as his FIP (Fielding Independent Pitching ERA) is actually 3.64. He followed his first start of the season, in which he allowed only one run over 6 1/3 innings against Atlanta, with two sub-par starts. He has allowed 10 earned runs over the past two starts combined. The Angels have the fifth highest groundball rate in the majors at 49.5 percent; behind the Royals, Rockies, Astros and Diamondbacks. The lineups are here. As always, talk about the game below.

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010 and, prior to covering the Nationals, covered high school sports across the region.



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Adam Kilgore · April 22, 2014