This time around the starting rotation, both Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, did their parts for the Washington Nationals, and now it is time for Patrick Corbin to step up. He will take the mound for the finale of this series against the Orioles.
The team will be without both RHP Will Harris and centerfielder Victor Robles as both were placed on the 10-day IL. The only good news potentially for Robles is that if he gets healthy quickly, he may only miss 6 games because his IL move went back retroactively three days, and there is a day-off tomorrow. The move with Harris is more troubling as he is still dealing with hand issues that have lingered since Spring Training.
The Nats enter this game after taking the first two from the Orioles. They will face a familiar righty in Matt Harvey who the O’s picked up off of the scrap heap. This was the player who the Mets pushed hard after his recovery from Tommy John surgery years ago. There was much criticism that the Mets went the right way as opposed to the way the Nats handled Strasburg so carefully after his TJ surgery. In the end, it is the Nats and Strasburg, the 2019 World Series MVP, who look like the smart ones.
In this game you will also notice that Alex Avila will be catching Corbin for the first time this season. Gomes’ workload has be heavy. With the day-off tomorrow, that will give Gomes two days of rest essentially.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Washington Nationals
Stadium: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
1st Pitch: 1:05 pm EDT
TV: MASN, MASN2, MLB.TV
Nats Radio: 106.7 FM The Fan; SiriusXM® ( Streaming Internet 869)
Line-ups subject to change without notice: