Diamondbacks@Nationals: Breaking Down the Starters

By Joseph Jacquez
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Aug 1, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher

Jeremy Hellickson

(58) pitches against the Houston Astros in the third inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Game 4: RHP Jeremy Hellickson (7-7 4.95 ERA) vs. RHP Joe Ross (2-3 3.00 ERA) 1:05 P.M. MST 

Jeremy Hellickson was killed by the HR ball in his last start against the Astros going just 3 1/3 innings. Hellickson was really effective before that with a 1.88 ERA in 4 starts.

Hellickson features a fastball, cutter, curveball, and a changeup. Jayson Werth is .33 with 3 RBI’s against Jeremy. He has a 6.35 ERA in 1 start against D.C.

Command will be the biggest factor for him to succeed on Thursday.

Joe Ross, the brother of Tyson Ross will be making his 7th start of the season. He has pitched at least 6 innings in 5 of his 6 starts.

He features a fastball, slider, and changuep. He throws his slider 36.0% of the time.

The rookie has never faced the Diamondbacks.