This is for Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez… Please keep Kyle Schwarber as the leadoff hitter! Schwarber once again made a case for being a long-term option to bat at the top of the Nationals’ order.
Kyle Schwarber may actually be the leadoff hitter the Washington Nationals never knew they needed. Over the weekend manager Dave Martinez experimented with the slugging outfielder at the top of the order for two games.
On a day in which Kyle Schwarber hit two home runs, it was pitcher Joe Ross who stole the show. Ross pitched arguably his best game, pitching eight scoreless innings for the first time in his young career.
Runs are a premium for the Washington Nationals. The Nationals average a mere 3.74 runs per game which is the second-lowest in MLB. In Saturday’s doubleheader against the San Francisco Giants, the Nationals scored a total of three runs.