The Washington Nationals are attempting to keep up with the New York Mets in the NL East division as they currently sit 5.0 games back with a record of 36-38. They cannot afford to lose any starters right now, but pitcher Erick Fedde's latest injury update proves that is exactly what is happening.
Erick Fedde Injury Update
The Nationals placed Fedde on the 10-day injured list due to an oblique strain that seemingly happened during his last start on Wednesday. This is figured to be a multi-week absence for the young right-hander, which is not the news Washington fans wanted to hear right now.
Fedde has been a reliable pitcher this season posting a career-low 3.90 ERA and 1.23 WHIP through his first 11 starts. Overall, the 28-year-old has a 4-4 record on the year to go along with 50 strikeouts in 55.1 innings pitched. Not too bad for a pitcher that slides into the No. 3 or No. 4 spot in this rotation.
Washington has yet to announce who will start in place of Fedde moving forward, but reliever Andres Machado was called up in a corresponding move. Machado had posted a 2.63 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 13.2 innings pitched at the Triple-A level this season.
Keep an eye on whether or not the Nationals make a move at the trade deadline in order to address their lack of pithing depth. Washington currently has odds set at +1100 to take home the NL East title and odds set at +8000 to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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