The Washington Nationals have one of the best pitching staffs in the MLB. The team’s starting five is composed of big names including Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and this year’s all-star selected Jordan Zimmermann. The remaining two starters though account for the most wins on the team.
Starting pitcher Doug Fister is in his first season with the team and has a 2.90 earned run average to go along with an 8-2 record. He and fellow starter Tanner Roark are leading the way in terms of pitching, both have the team’s top two WHIPs.
After a fantastic outing Saturday night, Roark lowered his ERA to 2.91, giving up just one run to the Milwaukee Brewers as he went on to his ninth win of the season.
Roark and Fister are the reason that the Nationals have zero holes in their starting rotation. On top of that, their performances this season are the reason the Nationals are in first place in the National League East. Fister sits at an impressive 8-2 record, and after a win Saturday night, Roark has a team best nine wins.
The Nationals’ starting pitching is backed up by a strong bullpen. As two starters who do not walk or hit batters, Roark and Fister are making themselves known in DC and are on their way to becoming the future of the Nationals’ starting rotation.