Fedde (2-4) took the loss against the Rockies on Sunday, giving up four earned runs on five hits over four innings, striking out three and walking one as the Nationals fell 12-0. Fedde drew the start in place of Max Scherzer for Washington's season finale and was tagged with the defeat after the Rockies got to him for four earned and chased him from the contest after 64 pitches. Fedde posted a 5.54 ERA, a 1.53 WHIP and 46 strikeouts over 50.1 innings in 2018.
Fedde will replace Max Scherzer as the starter or Washington's season finale Sunday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports. If the Rockies hadn't clinched a playoff berth, Scherzer would've taken the hill. Because Colorado is already in, Fedde will slide in. It's certainly a boost for Rockies bats, considering this one will take place at Coors Field and Fedde holds a 5.24 ERA in 10 starts.
Fedde allowed three runs on five hits and four walks across 3.1 innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Mets. He struck out two. Fedde endured a bumpy first inning in which he allowed two hits, a walk and a stolen base but was able to escape with just one run across. He then ran into trouble in the fourth inning, when he put two runners on with no outs and watched as both later scored against the bullpen. Fedde has struggled over his last two starts, allowing five earned runs across 7.2 innings while posting an 8:8 K:BB. His ERA now sits at a disappointing 5.24 for the season, and he's scheduled to make his final start Saturday against the Rockies.
Fedde allowed two runs on two hits and four walks while striking out six over 4.1 innings Monday against the Marlins. He didn't factor into the decision. Fedde cruised through the first four innings of his outing before giving up a two-run double to Starlin Castro in the fifth. Fedde ran into trouble with his pitch count, issuing a season-high four walks and tossing an alarming 93 pitches through 4.1 innings. Over nine starts this season, he owns a 5.02 ERA and 1.44 WHIP with 41 punchouts across 43 frames.
Fedde will start the first game of the Nationals' doubleheader Tuesday in Philadelphia. After returning from the 60-day disabled list to start Sept. 4 against the Cardinals, Fedde was expected to make his next turn over the weekend, but back-to-back rainouts pushed him to Tuesday on the Nationals' pitching schedule. While Fedde could still theoretically line up for a two-start week with a second turn potentially coming Sunday in Atlanta, it's more likely the Nationals will turn to veteran Tanner Roark, who will start the second game of Tuesday's twin bill, for that contest. Fedde looks likely to retain a rotation spot through the end of the season, but his 6.00 ERA and 1.58 WHIP over seven starts hardly make him a trustworthy fantasy option.