Mike Parisi Tim Redding
0-2, 6.38 6-3, 3.71
The Nationals pitchers all seem to have surprisingly good stat lines, considering the lack of name talent they have. So how is Redding managing to post a sub-4.00 ERA? By limiting hits. He's given up only 58 hits in his 68 innings of work this season. His K/BB rate isn't great- 44/28- so he's not necessarily dominating, but he's getting the job done so far. I don't have the time to do the extra research on BABIP and things like that to see how sustainable it is. My apologies, but I'm pretty tired of typing today.
Parisi, of course, we all know about. He came up, was pretty solid in relief, and then got crushed in his first start. Unfortunately, when I look at him, I kind of see him being that kind of a pitcher. His stuff seems to play up in a bullpen role, with a good out pitch and a solid sinking fastball, but I just don't think he has what it takes to start. Hope I'm wrong.
La Russa managed to use damn near all of his pitchers in the first game, so I guess we'll see what's going to happen in the nightcap. I don't have a great feeling, though.