The Nationals come to town tomorrow night for a three game series. The scheduled starters are:
Tues. 4/15- Odalis Perez (0-2) vs. Mike Pelfrey (1-0)
Wed. 4/16- Matt Chico (0-2) vs. John Maine(0-1)
Thur. 4/17- John Lannan (0-2) vs. Nelson Figueroa (1-0)
The story of this series is going to be the starting pitching competition between Pelfrey and Figueroa. They’re competing to stay in the rotation, and on the roster, when Pedro Martinez comes back. The Nationals have been struggling and their starting pitching has been especially dreadful. Nats GM Jim Bowden even called them out in the press last week.