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Today's Matchup: Milwaukee (Lohse) vs Washington (Jordan)

Go Brewers!

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Kyle Lohse (3.22 ERA, 4.16 FIP) has been really, really good the past two months. Since the beginning of June, Lohse has made 12 starts and has a 2.29 ERA. His one bad start came on July 13, when he allowed five earned runs over 6.1 innings against the Diamondbacks. One other start was cut short by a rain delay. The other ten outings were all quality starts, with eight of them seeing Lohse allow no more than one earned run.

Lohse has faced seven current Nationals at least ten times. Here is how they have fared:

Player PA Line
Adam LaRoche 38 .273/.368/.515
Ryan Zimmerman 34 .281/.324/.344
Jayson Werth 29 .286/.310/.714
Ian Desmond 22 .227/.227/.227
Chad Tracy 16 .333/.375/.600
Bryce Harper 12 .250/.250/.333
Kurt Suzuki 11 .273/.273/.273

Taylor Jordan (3.31 ERA, 3.27 FIP) has had a nice rookie season thus far. He has made six starts for the Nationals this season and has allowed more than three earned runs just once. His latest start last week against the Mets was his best outing yet. He held New York to just one run on five hits over six innings while striking out seven batters.

Jordan, 24, made the jump to the majors without pitching in Triple-A. He actually had just moved up to Double-A for the first time this season and had a 0.83 ERA over nine appearances. He has had varying levels of strikeouts in the minors, but for the most part has stuck around a 7.0 K/9 with good control.

Jordan has not faced a current Brewers batter.

Lineup:

RF Schafer SS Segura C Lucroy CF Gomez LF Gindl 1B Francisco 3B Bianchi 2B Gennett P Lohse

In the bullpen:

  • Rob Wooten pitched two innings (31 pitches) yesterday.

    Alfredo Figaro pitched four innings (56 pitches) Friday.

    Burke Badenhop pitched 1.1 innings (27 pitches) Friday.

  • John Axford pitched 0.2 innings (21 pitches) Friday.
  • Brandon Kintzler pitched one inning (7 pitches) Friday.
  • Mike Gonzalez pitched one inning (23 pitches) Friday.
  • Jim Henderson last pitched on Tuesday.