Voth remains in the mix to win the No. 5 starter role when the regular season finally begins.
The right-hander put together a strong spring (1.29 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 6:1 K:BB in seven innings) before MLB was put on pause, but neither Joe Ross (2.45 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 3:4 K:BB in 7.1 IP) nor Erick Fedde (2.45 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 7:4 K:BB in 7.1 IP) had taken themselves out of the running for the job either. Ross was considered the favorite coming into camp due to having more big-league experience, but Voth was arguably the most impressive of the trio. If the regular-season schedule ends up featuring fewer off days and more doubleheaders, however, all three pitchers could end up seeing significant workloads for the Nats, either in the rotation or in long relief.
Voth struck out two and hit a batter without allowing a hit across two scoreless innings Sunday against the Astros, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Voth entered spring training in competition for the fifth starter role and made a strong case with his first outing. He needed only 21 pitches to take care of business Sunday while facing the likes of Yordan Alvarez, Kyle Tucker and Aledmys Diaz. Joe Ross and Erik Fedde are Voth's main competition for a spot in the rotation.
Voth's absence from the Nationals' World Series roster was due to a flare-up of his shoulder tendinitis, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Voth recorded a 3.30 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP in 43.2 innings for the Nationals last season, but missed over a month in the middle of the season with a shoulder injury, an issue which apparently didn't go away completely. That adds some injury risk for him heading into the 2020 campaign, though he's expected to be ready to go at the start of spring training.
Voth is not on the Nationals' World Series roster.
Joe Ross and Wander Suero were added to the team's roster, while Voth and Roenis Elias were dropped. Voth had been on the roster all postseason but hadn't thrown a pitch.
Voth is on the roster for the National League Division Series against the Dodgers.
Voth will be available out of the Nationals' bullpen, which expanded to seven pitchers for the NLDS. The 27-year-old carries a 3.30 ERA with a 1.05 WHIP in nine appearances (eight starts) in 2019.
Voth (2-1) allowed two runs on two hits with no walks and five strikeouts across six innings to earn a victory against the Indians on Friday.
The Nationals took the lead in the top of the sixth, giving Voth the opportunity to leave with the lead and capture the win. This game was tied 2-2 in the fifth, but when Voth exited, he was holding a five-run lead. The 27-year-old finishes the regular season with a 2-1 record, 3.30 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 44 strikeouts in 43.2 innings this season.
Voth allowed one run on three hits with three walks and three strikeouts across five innings during a no-decision against the Marlins on Sunday.
Voth allowed a triple to Magneuris Sierra to open up the bottom half of the first inning and later allowed him to score, but he settled down and blank the Marlins through the remainder of his start. He would've been in line for the win had Hunter Strickland and Wander Suero been able to hold Marlins off from making a comeback in the seventh inning. Voth has given up more than three runs in just one of his eight starts and now owns a 3.35 ERA with a 42:16 K:BB across 42.2 innings this season. The 27-year-old right-hander is expected to make his final start of the regular season Friday against the Indians.
Voth allowed one run on four hits with two walks and six strikeouts across 5.2 innings during a no-decision against the Braves on Saturday.
The 27-year-old pitched well again against the Braves, but despite yielding only three runs in 9.2 innings against the NL East champions in his last two starts, Voth settled for a no-decision and a loss. That's been his story in a small sample this season, as he owns a 3.58 ERA but is 1-1. He also has a 1.16 WHIP and 36 strikeouts in 32.2 innings across seven appearances. Because of an off day next week, Voth isn't scheduled to start again until Sept. 24 at home against the Phillies.
Voth is slated to start Saturday's game against the Braves.
Voth entered the rotation last weekend as a replacement for Joe Ross (forearm), covering four innings while giving up two runs and striking out six to take a loss in Atlanta. With Ross still on the mend, Voth will draw a second straight start versus the Braves, this time in Washington.
Voth (1-1) took the loss Saturday, giving up two runs on three hits and two walks over four innings while striking out six as the Nationals fell 5-4 to Atlanta.
The right-hander was fairly effective despite a limited pitch count, tossing 47 of 75 pitches for strikes, but Voth served up solo homers to Ozzie Albies and Josh Donaldson to exit the game in a 2-0 hole, and Washington could never quite close the gap. It's not clear if he'll remain in the rotation after this, but if he does, Voth would next take the mound Sept. 14 in a rematch with Atlanta back at Nationals Park.
Voth will get a spot start Saturday in Atlanta, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Joe Ross (forearm soreness) was originally scheduled to make that start. Voth logged 2.1 scoreless innings Sept. 2 and manager Dave Martinez says he will be capable of throwing five innings or 75-80 pitches in this spot start. If Ross is unable to return to the rotation next week, Erick Fedde could also be an option to step into the rotation.
Voth (shoulder) was activated off the 10-day injured list Sunday.
Voth has been sidelined with shoulder tendinitis since July 21 but will join the Nationals after a three-game rehab stint. The 27-year-old had a 4.35 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 20:6 K:BB in four starts for Washington, but he should slide into a bullpen role for the stretch run, per Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports.
Voth (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Harrisburg on Saturday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Voth is set to start the contest, though it's unclear how long he will pitch. Prior to the assignment, Voth pitched in the Gulf Coast league, so he may not need a lot of additional work prior to being activated.
Voth (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Monday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
This is an encouraging step for Voth, who has been sidelined since July 20 with tendinitis in his shoulder. The Nationals are expected to proceed cautiously with the 27-year-old right-hander, leaving him without a timetable for his return.
An MRI revealed Voth is dealing with tendinitis in his shoulder, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Voth will remain shut down from throwing for the time being, and manager Dave Martinez relayed that the team will be "careful" with the 27-year-old righty, suggesting a return could be a ways away.
Voth (biceps) is headed for an MRI, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports.
Voth didn't feel quite right following Monday's throwing session, so he'll head for further imaging to uncover the extent of his biceps injury.
Voth (shoulder) will throw Monday, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports.
Voth was scratched from his start Sunday against the Braves with what was originally termed shoulder soreness. The diagnosis has since been changed to biceps tendinitis. Regardless of the specifics of the injury, the fact that Voth is already throwing suggests his absence won't be a lengthy one.
Voth (bicep) was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday.
Voth was originally slated to start Sunday's contest but was scratched due to arm soreness. That progressed to the point where he needs a stint on the injured list, with Joe Ross tabbed to take the ball in his place. Voth will be first eligible to be activated July 28.
Voth will not be able to make his start Sunday due to shoulder soreness, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Voth was set to take the rotation spot of Max Scherzer, who is also battling a shoulder injury, but he won't be able to take the mound Sunday. Instead, Joe Ross will draw the start against Atlanta.
Voth is dealing with shoulder soreness and may not be able to make his scheduled start Sunday in Atlanta, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.
Voth owns a 4.35 ERA in four starts for the Nationals this season. If he's unable to take the mound, Joe Ross is the primary candidate to take his place.
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