The good news for Joan Adon is that he will not have to face Joc Pederson in this game. The lefty slugger got Adon for a home run to lead-off the matchup last week and then added a sacrifice fly and a double. The only player with two World Series rings in the last two years, Pederson will sit today with an abductor strain. Also, the lefty Brandon Belt is on the 10-day IL, and Adon will face a lineup that will look much different than the players he faced just a week ago.
For the Giants, they have their ace, Logan Webb, on the mound. He beat the Nats a week ago with his mix of changeup, sinker, and slider. Yes, this season he has thrown his changeup more than any of his pitches to 35.9 percent of the time. Batters almost see an equal mix of his three pitches if the at-bat lasts that long.
Last night, the Nats snapped their eight game losing streak and scored 14 runs in a blowout in San Francisco. Now the Washington Nationals must show that last night was no fluke. Of course nobody expects the Nats to put up double-digit runs daily, but you hope this Nats offense can score five to seven runs per game.
Manager Dave Martinez seems to be favoring a lefty and righty lineup these days. Yadiel Hernandez is back in the lineup and Josh Bell is batting after Juan Soto in the lineup again.
Washington Nationals vs. San Francisco Giants
Stadium: Oracle Park, San Francisco, California
1st Pitch: 4:05 pm EDT
TV: MASN2; NBCS Bay Area; MLB app(out-of-area)
Nats Radio: 106.7 The Fan and via the MLB app
Lineups (subject to change without notice):
Yadiel Hernandez is back in LF and Joan Adon is the #Nats starter. https://t.co/1IPgO85fSw
— Talk Nats ⚾ (@TalkNats) April 30, 2022