That year, Akin had a 3.27 ERA with a 1.25 WHIP and 142 strikeouts in 137⅔ innings in 25 starts for Double-A Bowie. Because he wasn’t yet on the 40-man roster, he spent all of 2019 at Triple-A Norfolk working on confidently throwing his slider and changeup in any count to complement his “invisball” fastball that hitters have a hard time picking up.
So when I’m up, every breaking ball is a bit higher than normal, and that’s when the hitter is able to make contact with the ball. Last year, of course, the starting rotation helped lead the Nationals to their first World Series title – and Sánchez came up clutch in post-season outings against the Dodgers and Cardinals. Now, in this strange season, the Washington starters almost seem human.
Eshelman scheduled to start for Baltimore against Washington Baltimore Orioles (6-7, second in the AL East) vs. Washington Nationals (4-6, third in the AL East) Washington; Saturday, 6:05 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Thomas Eshelman (0-0, 2.70 ERA, . WHIP, 1 strikeouts) Nationals: Austin Voth (0-1, 3.60 ERA, .