The Nats looked a little flat last night, and there are certainly many reasons for that. Tonight the Nationals must get back to business as they hold an 8.0 game lead in the NL East with just these 22 games remaining in the regular season. The Nationals were on a nine game winning streak against the Phillies until last night. It is time to start a new winning streak tonight for the Nationals. Tanner Roark is looking to pitch better than his last time out.
The Phillies have Jake Thompson starting who the Nationals have faced before. Thompson comes into this game with a 6.48 ERA and has been an inconsistent pitcher for the Phillies this year.
Here are the Nats stats against Thompson:
Here are Tanner Roark’s stats against the Phillies:
Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies
Stadium: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
1st Pitch: 7:05 pm EDT
TV: MASN, CSN-Phil, MLB.TV
Line-ups (subject to change without notice):
- Trea Turner CF
- Jayson Werth LF
- Daniel Murphy 2B
- Bryce Harper RF
- Anthony Rendon 3B
- Wilson Ramos C
- Ryan Zimmerman 1B
- Danny Espinosa SS
- Tanner Roark RHP