Nationals at Blue Jays, Apr. 27-28

Tuesday, April 27 2021 @ 05:00 PM EDT

Contributed by: Magpie

They were champs just two years ago, but it doesn't seem like much of that team is still around.

Trea Turner is still at short and Yan Gomes is behind the plate - the rest of the lineup has been turned over. (Juan Soto is now their best player, but he's on the IL.)  Josh Bell and Kyle Schwarber are supposed to be the lineup's other power sources but both are off to dreadful starts. On the hill, three of the four starters who led them to that title are still in place, but Corbin and Strasburg are 0-4 in their six starts so far (and Strasburg is on the IL himself.)

Of course, the Jays will have to face Mighty Max Scherzer in tonight's contest. The three time Cy Young winner seems quite undiminished, as he stops by our house on his way to Cooperstown.

Hey, no one said it was going to be easy.

Tue. 27 Apr - Scherzer (1-1, 1.80) vs Thornton (0-0, 1.86)
Wed. 28 Apr - Fedde (1-2, 5.51) vs Matz (4-0, 2.31)

Get 'em while they're scuffling, I say.