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It was good to see the Washington Nationals win the first game of this doubleheader with a nice 6-1 victory. Madison Bumgarner
had a no-hitter going into the fifth inning and if not for a dropped popup, he would have taken his no-hitter into sixth inning. The Nats took advantage of the Diamondbacks’ mistake and poured it on.
Manager Dave Martinez
was noticeably pleased with the win in the afternoon, and that softened the blow a few mistakes. Josiah Gray
was not pitch efficient, but he was run efficient as he dropped his ERA to 3.14 after going 5 1/3 innings and only yielding one run. In the nightcap, it is Joan Adon
facing lefty callup Tyler Gilbert
. While Gilbert is the 29th man added to the roster for this doubleheader, the Nats added lefty reliever Francisco Perez
as their extra player.
Here are the pitching matchups for the next week:
Today’s Game 1: Josiah Gray
Today’s Game 2: Joan Adon
Wednesday: Erick Fedde
Thursday: Josh Rogers
Friday: Patrick Corbin
Saturday: TBD vs. Giants
Sunday: Josiah Gray
Tuesday: Either Joan Adon
or Erick Fedde
The Nationals could send the rookie Adon back to Triple-A after tonight’s game and bring up another bullpen arm or keep Perez until a decision has to be made on Saturday for the starting pitching. With the off-day on Monday, Erick Fedde
can pitch on regular rest on Tuesday if the team decides to do that.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals
Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
7:05 pm EDT
MASN, Bally Sports Arizona, MLB app (out-of-market only)
106.7 The Fan and via the MLB app
Lineups (subject to change without notice):