The Washington Nationals arrived last night in Stephen Strasburg’s city for a four-game series in San Diego against the Padres. It is the last regular season series for the Nationals west of Texas.
Tonight the Nationals face Jhoulys Chacin who happens to be the 2nd toughest pitcher in the Majors when pitching in his home stadium. Of course you already knew that Gio Gonzalez was the #1 toughest pitcher in his home park in the Majors with that 1.79 ERA.
Edwin Jackson gets the start for the Nationals and will face another team he once played for tonight. Jackson had 13 starts for the Padres in 2016 and was very good in Petco with a 3.05 ERA overall.
On the scouting, Wilmer Difo, Daniel Murphy, Ryan Zimmerman and Howie Kendrick have all hit Chacin well. The rest of the Nats have struggled. Of course all the sample sizes range from 2 to 21 plate appearances. Wilmer Difo is 2-for-2 against Chacin.
Washington Nationals at San Diego Padres
Stadium: Petco Park
1st Pitch: 10:10 pm EDT
TV: MASN, FOX Sports – San Diego, MLB.TV
Nats Radio: 106.7 FM The Fan; SiriusXM® (Internet 869)
Line-ups (subject to change without notice):
Here's how we're lining up to start our four-game series in San Diego. pic.twitter.com/ci1BnONKhy
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