The Washington Nationals are now on a five-game skid that began at Nationals Park after a successful 6-3 road trip. Parts of the team have looked flat. Manager Dave Martinez and general manager Mike Rizzo are looking for answers. They have changed up the lineup as well as the roster.
The pitching is .42 runs worse at home games in ERAs of 5.01 versus 4.59 on the road, but more so it is the offense that has scored 3.56 runs at home per game versus 4.61 on the road and that is a 1.05 differential per game. Add the .42 difference in ERA and the difference is nearly 1.50 runs per game, and now you see why the team is 13-32 at home, and 21-22 on the road.
Tonight the Nats have their top-2 prospects going to the All-Star Future’s Game with James Wood and Brady House representing the team, and the National League. Not all teams have two players, and not all teams have Top-100 prospects.
Last night the Nats had good games from CJ Abrams who batted leadoff for the first time in his career and it carried over to his defense too as he was spectacular. Joey Meneses had his biggest game of the year, cranking two home runs but the Nats were still losers by a large margin. Today, the Nats turn to Jake Irvin to stop the slide.
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Texas Rangers 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