Ranking the Nats Starting Pitchers (again)

Back in June I ranked the starterslike this:  Fister, Roark, Zimmermann, Strass, Gonzales.  Today I came across an article that took a different slant on this and ranked them this way FOR THE PLAYOFFS:  Zimmermann, Fister, Strasburg, Gonzales, Roark.  Very surprising!  Rather than re-create the article, here is where to find it: http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/92089982 and the author is Anthony Castrovince.  Easiest way to find it is to google the author and the date of the article: August 30. I’ll give you a hint as to why he ranks Roark 5th; he has already reached his career maximum innings workload of 159 1/3 innings.  Castrovince makes a strong case that with a month to go before the playoffs, it is a serious stretch to expect Roark to maintain his impressive stuff and stamina into the playoffs.  Check it out.

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