Christian Friedrich (4-6, 4.55) vs. TBA – 1:35 p.m, MASN/WUSA9
Freidrich will come into this Sunday’s start having lost four games in a row. Against the Cardinals on July 18, he went 5.1 innings, gave up three earned runs on six hits, struck out two, and walked five in a loss.
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Over the course of this four game losing streak, the 29-year-old left-hander has given up 15 earned runs in 20.1 innings. This momth, he has a 6.46 ERA in three starts with opponents hitting .302.
Against the Washington Nationals on June 17, Friedrich went six innings, gave up six runs on nine hits, struck out three, and walked two in a loss. Jayson Werth is 3-for-4 with a couple of RBI’s against him in his career.
There will be no prediction for this game because the Washington Nationals have yet to name a starter for Sunday. Dusty Baker told the media before today’s game that the starter won’t be announced until that day:
With Reynaldo Lopez recently sent back down for Koda Glover and Joe Ross starting a rehab assignment on Sunday in Hagerstown, I would guess that we could see Lucas Giolito back in the Majors on Sunday. On Tuesday, Giolito went 6.2 innings, gave up no earned runs (one run) on seven hits, struck out seven, and walked two in a win for triple-A Syracuse.