Atlanta Braves (25-18) at Washington Nationals (16-25)
Friday, September 11, 2020 at 6:05 pm
*3 Star Play Over* The Washington Nationals start Erick Fedde here. There aren't many starting pitchers in baseball that I rate lower than Fedde right now. Fedde has a 5.29 ERA, and he has been very fortunate. Fedde has a 5.88 SIERA and a whopping 7.14 FIP. This guy has more walks than strikeouts through 32 and 1/3 innings. That's difficult to do. More than 40% of his batted balls have been classified as hard hit by Fangraphs.
Fedde goes up against an Atlanta Braves offense that is first in the majors in every offensive category in the last couple weeks. The Braves have scored 7 runs or more in 7 of their last ten games, and a couple of those games were double headers (7 innings). This lineup is on fire and Fedde isn't likely to slow them down.
Josh Tomlin has pitched ok for the Nationals, but he is aging and his stuff is mediocre at best. The Nationals actually rank 10th in wOBA in the last 14 days, and they have scored 5 runs or more in six of their last eight games.
Take the over here.