TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Sunday's scouting report: Pirates at Nationals

Pirates/MLB Videos

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, 5:57 p.m.
 

• Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty has to be pleased with how his staff has performed in “pure” pitching areas not affected by defense (walks, homers and strikeouts). The Nats rank first in the majors in fewest walks allowed, fewest home runs allowed, strikeout-to-walk ratio, walks per nine innings pitched and homers per nine innings pitched. They also are 10th in strikeouts.

• Doug Fister got the decision in the Nationals' lone victory during a four-game series vs. the Pirates at PNC Park in late May. Fister worked 5 13 innings and allowed one run on six hits with four strikeouts. The right-hander has won seven of his past eight decisions, the exception being a 2-1 loss Aug. 1 vs. the Phillies in which he gave up two runs on six hits in seven innings.

Rob Biertempfel is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at rbiertempfel@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BiertempfelTrib.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Pirates

  1. Pirates sign Corey Hart to 1-year deal
  2. Ex-Pirate Parker fights against Parkinson’s with optimistic attitude
  3. Pirates notebook: New catcher Cervelli eager to bond with staff
  4. MLB notebook: Pirates’ Liriano gets $2 million bonus as part of 3-year, $39 million deal
  5. Pirates notebook: Team ‘more relevant’ as Winter Meetings end
  6. Pirates’ struggling catcher Sanchez sent home from Dominican Winter League
  7. Pirates finalize Liriano’s 3-year, $39 million deal
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.