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.