The Washington Nationals ended their 5-game losing streak yesterday with an exciting extra-innings victory over the Brewers. They arrived back in Washington, D.C. tonight for their final homestand of the season with three games starting tonight against the White Sox. The nine games after that are all against first place teams. Winning four more games this season would get the Nats to 70 on the season and feels like a realistic goal. More than that would be great. Start tonight as they say with a win.
The Nats have RHP Joan Adon going tonight with a back of the bullpen that has thrown a lot of pitches over the weekend. That certainly complicates the issue here. The Nats were in each game of this series, and only came away with the one win yesterday. The team really needs Adon to go deep in this game and keep his team in the game.
“Just a great win. The guys battled. We battled yesterday, and we’re in a lot of these games. To finish a series like this, against a really good team, it feels gratifying.”— manager Dave Martinez said
Here is how they rank by starter’s ERA:
No. 7 Starter: Jackson Rutledge 17.18
No. 6 Starter: Joan Adon 6.00
No. 5 Starter: Trevor Williams 5.55
No. 4 Starter: Patrick Corbin 5.00
No. 3 Starter: MacKenzie Gore 4.42
No. 2 Starter: Jake Irvin 4.34
No. 1 Starter: Josiah Gray 4.07
Here is your Baseball Savant link for the game.
Chicago White Sox vs. Washington Nationals
Stadium: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
1st Pitch: 7:05 pm EDT
Radio: 106.7 The Fan radio and via the MLB app