Today is the series finale in this 3 game set with the Phillies, and the Nationals have won the first 2 games and looking for a sweep ahead of the series with the Cubs. The Nationals send Joe Ross to the mound, and he will face lefty Adam Morgan who the Nats faced 2 weeks ago.
The Nationals are 1st in the NL and 2nd in the Majors in OPS versus left-handed pitchers with a .822 OPS. With Adam Morgan on the mound for the Phillies, we will see what Dusty Baker has today with Daniel Murphy, Bryce Harper, and Wilson Ramos needing a day-off.
While the Washington Nationals players and coaches donated their time last night to a worthy cause at the Dream Foundation Gala, we can only hope that these players got home early enough to enjoy a chance to get a full night’s sleep with the later start time today.
Here is the updated 2 week glimpse of the Nats offense:
Here is the Nats stats against Adam Morgan:
Here is Joe Ross’ stats against the Phillies:
Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies
Stadium: Nationals Park, Washington, DC
1st Pitch: 4:05pm EDT
TV: MASN2, WUSA9, CSN-Philadelphia, MLB.tv
Line-ups (subject to change without notice):
- Michael Taylor CF
- Jayson Werth LF
- Daniel Murphy 2B
- Ryan Zimmerman 1B
- Wilson Ramos C
- Anthony Rendon 3B
- Chris Heisey RF
- Danny Espinosa SS
- Joe Ross RHP