Ryan Dempster looks to remain unbeaten on the season when he pitches in new Nationals Park on Friday. Dempster has allowed just four earned runs over his last 18 innings. He’s 6-0 lifetime against the Washington/Montreal franchise with a 3.40 ERA in 18 appearances, including 10 starts.
Odalis Perez is still winless, but it’s mostly not his fault. He’s pitched well enough to win in four of his five starts. The latest example was against the Marlins on Sunday. The only run off him in six innings was unearned, on a Ryan Zimmerman throw from third that nearly landed in the first-base box seats.
- His fastball reaches the low 90s and he adds a wicked curve that helps him rack up the strikeouts.
- Too often he leaves the ball up in the zone looking for the strikeout and when he does that and a hitter’s expecting it, look out. Doesn’t have much endurance.
- Strong mid-rotation lefty.
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All Scouting Information taken from MLB.com and TSN.ca
Tracked Player Results
- JR Mathes only allowed one run in 6.0 innings pitched
- Justin Berg only allowed one run in 6.2 innings pitched
- Jonathan Wyatt was 4-for-5
- Tony Thomas hit 2 extra-base hits
- Casey McGehee was 3-for-4
(AAA) – Iowa Cubs – Won vs. Memphis (3-2)
(AA) – Tennessee Smokies – Lost vs. West Tenn (1-2)
(High A) – Daytona Cubs – Won vs. St. Lucie (7-2)
(A) – Peoria Chiefs – No Game
(SS) – Boise Hawks open their season June 17th
(RK) – Arizona Cubs open their season June 22nd
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