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Nationals' Josh Rogers: Shifts to bullpen
Rogers is available out of the bullpen Sunday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Rogers has given up seven runs across his past two starts and will now shift to the bullpen, where he'll likely fill a long-relief role. Aaron Sanchez was promoted to start Saturday and will remain in the rotation going forward.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Josh Rogers: Surrenders three homers in loss
Rogers (1-2) allowed six hits (three home runs), four runs and a walk while recording one strikeout over 4.1 innings, taking the loss Thursday to the Diamondbacks.
Rogers had yet to allow a home run over two starting appearances, but that trend ended in a big way against Arizona. He continues to trend downward after beginning the season with an encouraging performance against Atlanta. Although he will hold onto a spot in the rotation for now, the Nationals have a host of pitchers coming off the IL in the coming weeks, making him a risky fantasy add if he continues to underperform.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Josh Rogers: Takes loss Saturday
Rogers (1-1) was tagged with the loss Saturday against the Pirates after allowing three runs on six hits and two walks across 4.1 innings, fanning two.
Rogers couldn't finish the fifth inning and departed the mound when the game was tied 2-2, but he was charged for Pittsburgh's third run -- an RBI single from Michael Chavis that scored Ke'Bryan Hayes -- and that was enough to hand him his first loss of the season. This clearly was a step in the wrong direction for the 27-year-old lefty compared to what he did in his debut against Atlanta when he gave up just one run over 5.1 innings of work.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Josh Rogers: Stifles Atlanta in Monday's win
Rogers (1-0) picked up the win in Monday's 11-2 rout of Atlanta, allowing one run on two hits and two walks over 5.1 innings. He struck out three.
The unheralded lefty doesn't have the kind of raw stuff that turns scouts' heads, but Rogers just keeps getting the job done in the majors. The 27-year-old tossed 46 of 74 pitches for strikes and handcuffed a powerful Atlanta lineup completely after the first inning. Given all the injuries in the Nationals' rotation at the moment, Rogers has a chance to win a regular spot if he keeps producing. His next start is scheduled for Saturday in Pittsburgh.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Josh Rogers: Recalled ahead of start
Rogers was recalled by the Nationals on Monday ahead of his season debut in Atlanta, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Rogers didn't win a spot in the Opening Day rotation but will nonetheless be needed for the fifth game of the year with Anibal Sanchez (neck) hitting the injured list. Rogers managed a 3.28 ERA in six starts last season, but his underlying numbers don't support that number at all. His 14.6 percent strikeout rate and 29.7 percent groundball rate were both far too low, and he's unlikely to have much success if he keeps allowing that much contact in the air. The lefty's 5.83 FIP and 6.00 xFIP give some idea of what can be expected if he doesn't start missing more bats, something his 15.6 percent strikeout rate at Triple-A last year suggests will be difficult to do.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Josh Rogers: Opening season at Triple-A
Rogers was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.
The 27-year-old was competing for a spot in Washington's Opening Day rotation, but Joan Adon won the job as the team's No. 5 starter. Rogers will remain stretched out as a starter at Rochester and should be called up by the Nationals at some point this season.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Josh Rogers: Aiming to win rotation spot
Rogers gave up one run over two innings in Friday's Grapefruit League start as he works to win a spot in the Opening Day rotation, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
The southpaw made six starts for the Nationals at the end of last year and didn't look out of place with a 3.28 ERA and 1.29 WHIP, although his 22:14 K:BB in 35.2 innings and .236 BABIP were both discouraging markers. Josiah Gray and Patrick Corbin seem to be the only two pitchers locked into rotation spots right now with Stephen Strasburg (neck) likely not ready for the beginning of the season, so a strong camp from Rogers should allow him to claim one of the vacancies. Given his lackluster arsenal and poor career strikeout numbers in the minors, however, he may not be able to repeat even his modest 2021 success.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Josh Rogers: Dealing with hamstring strain
Rogers landed on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain Saturday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
Rogers wasn't going to pitch again this season anyway after tossing six innings Friday against the Red Sox. He'll end the season with a 3.28 ERA and 1.29 WHIP across six major-league starts. Gerardo Parra (knee) returned from the injured list to take Rogers' place on the roster.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Josh Rogers: Unravels in sixth inning
Rogers (2-2) allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks with three strikeouts in six innings, taking the loss Friday versus Boston.
The southpaw matched Eduardo Rodriguez well through five innings, but Boston solved Rogers in the sixth with home runs by Hunter Renfroe and Bobby Dalbec. Rogers was promising in his first four starts, but he gave up seven runs in 10.2 innings, including four homers, across his final two turns through the rotation. He ends 2021 with a 3.28 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 22:14 K:BB across 35.2 major-league innings, which could be enough for Washington to include him in its rotation in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Josh Rogers: Handed first loss
Rogers (2-1) allowed three runs on seven hits and four walks over 4.2 innings Sunday, striking out three and taking a loss against the Reds.
Rogers looked solid through four scoreless frames, working out of jams in the second and fourth innings unscathed. He then served up back-to-back homers to Tyler Stephenson and Nick Castellanos in the fifth. The 27-year-old southpaw had allowed just three runs over 19.1 innings (1.40 ERA) over his previous three outings. Rogers will carry a 2.73 ERA into his projected start at home against Boston next weekend.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Josh Rogers: Quiets Marlins in second win
Rogers improved to 2-0 on Tuesday after limiting the Marlins to one run over a career-high 7.2 innings in the Nationals' 7-1 win. He scattered five hits and two walks and struck out four.
Rogers has been a pleasant September surprise for the Nationals, having now submitted a 2.16 ERA and 1.00 WHIP over 25 innings through his first four starts. The 27-year-old lefty's numbers have been backed by a weak 9.1 K-BB%, which could send his ERA skyrocketing once his .211 BABIP normalizes. Even so, Rogers' strong finish to the campaign should put him in contention for a back-end spot in the Washington rotation next spring.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Josh Rogers: Strong again Wednesday
Rogers allowed a hit, a walk and hit two batters while striking out six in five shutout innings versus Miami on Wednesday. He did not factor in the decision.
Washington blew three leads in the contest, but none came on Rogers' watch. Outside of some wildness -- he threw 44 of 73 pitches for strikes -- it was a productive third start for the 27-year-old. He's produced a 2.60 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 12:5 K:BB across 17.1 innings so far. Rogers has likely done enough to warrant remaining in Washington's rotation at least for the rest of the season. He projects for a rematch in Miami next week.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Josh Rogers: Making third turn through rotation
Rogers is listed as the Nationals' starting pitcher for Wednesday's game against the Marlins.
Unsurprisingly, Rogers will be rewarded with his third turn through the Washington rotation after he turned in his first career quality start his last time out Friday. He worked 6.2 innings in a no-decision versus the Pirates, allowing two runs on eight hits and one walk. Rogers only struck out one in the outing, and his inability to make bats miss -- he sports a weak 8.9 percent swinging-strike rate through two starts -- renders him a low-upside fantasy option.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Josh Rogers: Draws Friday's start
Rogers is scheduled to start Friday's game against the Pirates, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Rogers will stick with the Nationals and make a second straight turn through the rotation after he held the Mets to three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out five across 5.2 innings in his Washington debut Sept. 4 versus the Mets. He was called upon for the spot start due to the Nationals playing a doubleheader this weekend, but the 27-year-old lefty looks like he could get the chance to stick around in the rotation if he can turn in another respectable showing in Pittsburgh.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Josh Rogers: Remains in big leagues
Rogers will remain with the Nationals after serving as the 29th man for Saturday's doubleheader against the Mets, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
The 27-year-old was technically optioned back to Triple-A Rochester after the completion of the twin bill, but he's been added back to the major-league roster with Gerardo Parra (knee) heading to the injured list. Rogers started Game 2 of the doubleheader and picked up the win after allowing three runs on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts across 5.2 innings. He should be in the mix to pitch should Washington require a spot starter even if he doesn't remain in the rotation.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Josh Rogers: Collects first MLB win since 2018
Rogers (1-0) picked up the win in a 4-3 victory over the Mets during the second game of Saturday's doubleheader, giving up three runs on four hits and three walks over 5.2 innings. He struck out five.
Making his first appearance with the Nats and seeing his first MLB action since a handful of relief innings with the Orioles in 2019, Rogers tossed 57 of 87 pitches for strikes and did just enough to secure his second career big-league win. The southpaw posted decent numbers after signing with Triple-A Rochester in early June, and given the unsettled nature of the Washington rotation behind Josiah Gray and Patrick Corbin, Rogers could well earn more starts down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Josh Rogers: Starting nightcap against Mets
Rogers will start the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mets, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Added to the 40-man roster and designated as the 29th man for the twin bill, Rogers will take the ball for his first big-league start since 2018. The lefty packs very little in terms of a strikeout punch (63 strikeouts in 90.1 innings at Triple-A this season), but he also doesn't hurt himself with walks. Rogers managed a 7-3 record, 3.70 ERA and 1.32 WHIP with Triple-A Rochester after being cut loose by the Orioles at the end of May.... See More ... See Less
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