The Washington Nationals are scoring plenty of runs, but not enough to get the team in the win column lately when their starters the last three games have surrendered 16 earned runs in just 13 combined innings. All of those game were tough losses given the offense averaged 4.67 runs per game.
The combination of Saturday and Sunday’s losses kind of sealed the deal on making any trades to add to the Nats roster. Here we are in Philadelphia with a 12-20 record that is actually worse in a winning percentage than the improbable 19-31 of May 24, 2019. That is how far this starting rotation of Anibal Sanchez, Austin Voth and Erick Fedde has sunk this team. With the injury of Stephen Strasburg, and the opt-out of Joe Ross, this team just lacks the depth and they could not afford the pitching demise of the 36 ½ year old Sanchez.
For the Nats, they will start Patrick Corbin tonight in Philadelphia with the hopes that he can stop this three game losing streak. The Nats will face the righty Aaron Nola who they have had some mixed results with.
In other news, the Nats made it official and have added RHP Sterling Sharp and OF Jeremy De La Rosa to the 60-person Club Player Pool in Fredericksburg where they will join the team at the Alternate Training Site.
Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Stadium: Citizens Bank Ballpark, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1st Pitch: 7:05 pm EDT
TV: MASN2, NBCSP, MLB.TV
Nats Radio: 106.7 FM The Fan; SiriusXM® ( Streaming Internet 869)
Lineups subject to change without notice:
Tonight for the #Nats w/ no Robles for second game in a row:
Turner – SS
Soto (L) – LF
Kendrick – DH
Cabrera (S) – 3B
Thames (L) – 1B
Eaton (L) – RF
Gomes – C
García – 2B
Taylor – CF
Corbin – LHP
— Talk Nats ⚾ (@TalkNats2) September 1, 2020