Game #77 Season finale with the Padres

The Washington Nationals bounced back last night and shutout the mighty San Diego lineup with a superb pitching performance from Josiah Gray, Mason Thompson, Kyle Finnegan, and Hunter Harvey for the much-needed win. Arguably, the teams two best position players, Lane Thomas and Jeimer Candelario provided enough thump with homers to provide the runs, and Thomas had three hits in the game.

Speaking of Gray, Thomas, and Candelario, it is anyone’s guess at the player that will be representing the Nats in the All-Star game in exactly two weeks and two days in Seattle. Maybe even today’s starter, MacKenzie Gore can make a case to be an All-Star.

The Padres will start former Mets’ pitcher, Seth Lugo, in this finale in San Diego. After the game, the Nats continue their road trip — and the final series in their 16 consecutive days with games as the Nats fly to Seattle — yes, the home of this year’s All-Star game.

“That was a good one.

— manager Dave Martinez said yesterday about the win

The Nats starting pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.57 for 20th best in MLB.

Here is how they rank:

No. 5 Starter: Patrick Corbin 5.32
No. 4 Starter: Jake Irvin 4.71
No. 3 Starter: Trevor Williams 4.14
No. 2 Starter: MacKenzie Gore 4.02
No. 1 Starter: Josiah Gray 3.43

Here is your Baseball Savant Statcast Link for the game.

Washington Nationals vs. San Diego Padres

Stadium: Petco Park, San Diego, California
1st Pitch: 4:10 pm EDT
Radio: 106.7 The Fan radio and via the MLB app

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