The Washington Nationals have a golden opportunity to win another series with a win today. A lot of the outcome could come on the arm of Jake Irvin who up until 4 1/3 innings ago had an 0.84 ERA and enters this game with a 5.50 ERA. In those 4 1/3 innings, Irvin gave up 12-runs of which 10 were earned runs.
If the Nats find a way to win today, they will not only win this series, but they will also leapfrog over the Padres in the Wild Card standings in the NL.
The Padres have their struggling former ace, Blake Snell, on the mound today. His ERA is at 5.40, and the lefty is trying to right his ship.
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San Diego Padres vs. Washington Nationals
Stadium: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
1st Pitch: 4:05 pm EDT
Radio: 106.7 The Fan radio and via the MLB app
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