Who would have thought that one of the highlights of the first weekend of interleague play would be – the
But that’s the case. This year’s beltway series will feature two teams that are among the best teams in baseball.
The Orioles (25-14) will head to
this weekend just a half-game behind the
for the best record in baseball. And the Nationals (23-15) have been regularly atop the competitive
. They’re a half-game behind the
Baseball is starting to take notice. Saturday’s game will be a regional "
on Fox" broadcast.
Both teams have ridden quality pitching performances, so below we take a look at how the Orioles and Nationals pitching staffs compare.
It looks like the Nats might have a bit of an advantage, but few have been able to count the Orioles out this season, especially on the road.
Catgory Orioles Nationals
ERA 3.41 (6
in MLB) 3.29 (1
Runs 164 (17
in MLB) 112 (1
Strikeouts 281 (15
in MLB) 329 (1
WHIP 1.25 (7
in MLB) 1.11 (1
Saves 17 (1
in MLB) 13 (5
Oppsing BA .282 (11