The Washington Nationals just clinched another series win last night with an improbable walk-off home run from Keibert Ruiz. With a win today, the Nats would also secure their third sweep of the season. That sounds kind of normal, as sweeps happen, but remember it took the Nats over two full years to get a 3-game sweep as they did not have one sweep at all in the 2022 season. As the team surges up the standings, it will not even affect the Nats’ draft status unless they achieve the 20th best record in the Majors due to the rules installed this year in the newest CBA that will limit the Nats to — at best, a 10th overall pick, in the 2024 draft.
With Jake Irvin pitching well into the 7th inning last night coupled with tomorrow’s day-off, the bullpen should be back to full-strength for today’s game. Trevor Williams is today’s starter, and he is looking for a bounceback start.
Here is how they rank:
No. 6 Starter: Joan Adon 5.00 (starter’s ERA only)
No. 5 Starter: Trevor Williams 5.00
No. 4 Starter: Patrick Corbin 4.85
No. 3 Starter: Jake Irvin 4.76
No. 2 Starter: MacKenzie Gore 4.62
No. 1 Starter: Josiah Gray 3.69
Here is your Baseball Savant Statcast Link for the game.
Oakland A’s vs. Washington Nationals
Stadium: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
1st Pitch: 1:35 pm EDT
Radio: 106.7 The Fan radio and via the MLB app