Washington Nationals (19-18) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (15-25)
2014 Head to Head Record: (0-0)
2013 Head to Head Record: (4-2)
Monday, May 12 9:40 p.m.
Jordan Zimmermann (2.92 ERA, 2.90 FIP, 9,24 K/9) v. Josh Collmenter (3.77 ERA, 3.75 FIP, 5.97 K/9)
Tuesday, May 13 9:40 p.m.
Stephen Strasburg (3.42 ERA, 2.50 FIP, 12.17 K/9) v. Bronson Arroyo (4.89 ERA, 4.66 FIP, 4.66 K/9)
Wednesday, May 14 3:40 p.m.
Doug Fister (10.38 ERA, 11.16 FIP, 4.15 K/9) vs. Brandon McCarthy (5.66 ERA, 4.01 FIP, 8.5 K/9)
Let’s all hope that Matt Williams homecoming goes a lot better than Gio Gonzalez and Jerry Blevins’ did. The Nationals leave the nightmare that was a series in Oakland in which they scored a grand total of four runs over two if the 29 innings played, lost Adam LaRoche to the DL, got walked off, blown out twice and featured a mound meltdown from Smiley himself.
So if you had to play a road series right now, it’d be hard to find a better one to play than the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks who are just 3-15 at home, and 15-25 overall. The Diamondbacks have given up and astounding 214 runs, averaging well over 5 given up a game. They are -63 in run differential. Compare that to the Nats who needed a completely crap the bed kind of weekend to get to -3 run differential. You may think that watching the Nats is awful, but being a Diamondbacks fan this year might be a completely special kind of WTF.