The Washington Nationals have another chance for a series win, and they kind of need this one with ten games remaining to get to 70+ wins. Josiah Gray just needs to follow what Jackson Rutledge accomplished yesterday — and be very careful pitching to Luis Robert.
Can anyone figure out why Jacob Young has 180 degree stats between road and home starts? If you know, let us know. IYKYK
Manager Dave Martinez once again pushed the right buttons to steal another start. With pinch-hits from Carter Kieboom and Joey Meneses hitting the decisive 3-run homer, the Nats evened this series last night.
After today’s game, there are just 9-games remaining in this 2023 regular season. The Atlanta Braves will arrive tonight for a 4-game Thursday-to-Sunday series, and the Nats’ manager announced in the pre-game that they are skipping Trevor Williams‘ next start. For now, Sunday looks to be a callup like DJ Herz or a bullpen game with Cory Abbott or Thaddeus Ward. Next week, the Nats have two days-off on Monday and Thursday. The team will most likely add Herz to the 40-man roster in the offseason as a Rule-5 player, so maybe they call him up now.
Here is how they rank by starter’s ERA:
No. 7 Starter: Jackson Rutledge 8.10
No. 6 Starter: Joan Adon 6.39
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: 1:05 pm EDT
Radio: 106.7 The Fan radio and via the MLB app