Series Preview: Nationals @ Blue Jays

DC Sports Nexus ---- Monday, June 11, 2012

The Nationals continue their trip through the AL East with a three game stop off North of the border in Toronto.  The Blue Jays are sitting in 4th place in their division and poses more of a challenge than Boston did.  The Jays have one of the more potent offenses in the league. It will be up to our starters and bullpen to limit the runs and give the offense of the Nat's a chance to keep up with the big bats of Toronto.  Here is how the series stacks up:

  • Monday: 7:07 PM, Jackson (2-3) vs Morrow (7-3).
  • Tuesday: 7:07 PM, Wang (1-2) vs Alvarez (3-5).
  • Wednesday: 12:37 PM, Strasburg (7-1) vs Drabek (4-6).

The Nat's catch an unlucky break having to match up Jackson against arguably the best starter in the Jay's rotation this season.  If Jackson can out duel Morrow, this series should become very winnable with Strasburg projected to pitch Wednesday.  The game of the series should be Wednesday afternoon where all eyes will be on Strasburg to see how he responds after throwing a career high 119 pitches last time out.

Your Sound of the Series comes from Plumtree.  They are a band from the 90s, they are from Toronto...Perfect!  Here is Fatherhood.

Prediction Time:
Putting my reputation as a "baseball guy" on the line by predicting the outcomes of each series.  Feel free to yell at me in the comments or on twitter @dru90. 
  • Nationals LOSE Monday
  • Nationals WIN Tuesday
  • Nationals WIN Wednesday
Nationals WIN the Series 2-1.

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