Former Dodgers prospect traded for Max Scherzer now shines at Nationals

While absolutely nothing is being played this MLB season, in each of the first five openings of Josiah Gray with the Washington Nationals, the right-hander has been impressive since he arrived in the capital, throwing at least 5.0 innings and has limited the opposition to five hits or less.

In the history of the Expos / Nationals franchise, Gray is only the second pitcher to accomplish such a feat in his first five outings with the team, after Chris Nabholz in 1990.

Acquired from the Dodgers as part of the trade for Max Scherzer and Trea Turner, Gray has a 2.89 ERA in his five games with Washington. In total, he has 3.75 in seven appearances (six starts) between the Dodgers and Nationals.

Gray is a 23-year-old rookie who finally Dave Martinez gave him the confidence he could never have in the Dodgers, since many pitchers blocked his exit as a Major League pitcher, both in the bullpen and in the starting rotation, since Despite the injuries, he could not get a place.

Gabriel Delgado

I started as a rookie on Al Bat in early 2018 and I am going into my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I am a fan of the San Francisco Giants, a number one defender of Barry Bonds and a critic of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserved to be taken away from the World Series for cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy soccer, football, basketball, and just about any other game that includes a ball or a ball. I am also an amateur musician, penniless gamer and very nerdy. Graduated in journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the shrimp capital of the world, Escuinapa, Sinaloa. I lived in Australia for a while; i survived giant spiders, tasmanian devils and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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