Game #87 Nats must avoid a 4-game sweep!

The Washington Nationals are on a three-game skid in this four-game series against the Cincinnati Reds, and what the Nats need is a Curly W to salvage this series. The Nats home losses at Nationals Park keeps mounting, and they have a horrific 13-30 record in D.C.

On the mound for the Nats is MacKenzie Gore in his final start before the All-Star break. He needs to bounce back after a really bad start last weekend. But even as bad as the Nats starting pitching has been the past two games, the Nats weren’t able to take advantage of the Reds struggling pitchers.

“We can’t give teams those extra outs. … Every time we do that it bites us.”

— manager Dave Martinez said after the previous game

The Nats starting pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.62 for 20th best in MLB.

Here is how they rank:

No. 5 Starter: Patrick Corbin 5.13
No. 4 Starter: Jake Irvin 4.70
No. 3 Starter: MacKenzie Gore 4.48
No. 2 Starter: Trevor Williams 4.34
No. 1 Starter: Josiah Gray 3.41

Here is your Baseball Savant Statcast Link for the game.


Cincinnati Reds vs. Washington Nationals

Stadium: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
1st Pitch: 1:05 pm EDT
TV: MASN2
Radio: 106.7 The Fan radio and via the MLB app


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