The Washington Nationals have been in a freefall since July 1 and it has been worse since the trade deadline. Now the ball is given to Paolo Espino to be the stopper.
For the Phillies, they find themselves legitimately in the race in the NL East, and they sure haven’t blown away the depleted Nationals, either last week or this week. They have righty Chase Anderson on the mound tonight.
This four game set is the third game in this series, and the Nats are supposed to be playing the role of spoiler — but clearly not doing a good job.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals
Stadium: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
1st Pitch: 7:05 pm EDT
TV: MASN2, NBC Sports Philadelphia, MLB.TV
Nats Radio: 106.7 FM The Fan; SiriusXM® ( Streaming Internet 869)
Line-ups subject to change without notice: