Game #22 Dodgers last week and this week

The Washington Nationals start their longest span of games today without a day-off as they have 13-games in a row until their next day-off on May 6. The Dodgers are in D.C. for three games to finish up their season series.

On the mound for manager Dave Martinez tonight is Patrick Corbin. He is searching for that first great start of the season. The Dodgers have the lefty James Paxton on the mound. The Dodgers and the Nationals are tied in the loss column with 11 games. This could be a real statement series for the Nats in this early season after winning 2-of-3 in Los Angeles last week.

Until Josiah Gray is ready to return from his forearm muscular strain, here’s what we think the schedule could look like going forward:

  1. Tuesday: Patrick Corbin vs. Dodgers
  2. Wednesday: Jake Irvin vs. Dodgers
  3. Thursday: MacKenzie Gore vs. Dodgers
  4. Friday: Trevor Williams vs. Miami
  5. Saturday: Mitchell Parker vs. Miami
  6. Sunday: Corbin vs. Miami
  7. Monday: Irvin vs. Miami
  8. Tuesday: Gore vs. Texas
  9. Wednesday: Williams vs. Texas
  10. Thursday: Parker vs. Texas
  11. Friday: Corbin vs. Toronto
  12. Saturday: Irvin vs. Toronto
  13. Sunday: Gore vs. Toronto
  14. Monday: Day-off May 6
  15. Tuesday: Williams vs. Orioles
  16. Wednesday: Parker vs. Orioles
  17. Thursday: Day-off May 9
  18. Friday: Corbin vs. Red Sox

Your top Washington Nationals on the FanGraphs’ WAR leaderboard has CJ Abrams at the top at a +1.0 WAR followed by Hunter Harvey, Jesse Winker, and Trevor Williams at +0.8. MacKenzie Gore, Luis Garcia Jr. and Mitchell Parker are all at +0.6 WAR. In total, 19 Nats’ players are in positive WAR and another six at a neutral 0.0 WAR.

“We hope Josiah Gray gets healthy soon and comes back, and we have some decisions to make.”

— manager Dave Martinez said

The Nats starting pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.77 and tied for 25th in MLB. Obviously sample sizes are miniscule at this point. The Nats have been slowly moving up in the rankings.

Here is how they rank:

No. 5 Starter: Patrick Corbin 8.06
No. 4 Starter: MacKenzie Gore 3.60
No. 3 Starter: Jake Irvin 3.13
No. 2 Starter: Trevor Williams 2.91
No. 1 Starter: Mitchell Parker 1.50

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals

Stadium: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
1st Pitch: 6:45 pm EDT
Radio: 106.7 The Fan radio and via the MLB app; In Spanish on DC 87.7 FM and La Pantera 100.7 FM/1220 AM. On Sirius/XM, the Nats will be on Channel 178, and the opposing team online only.

Line-up subject to change (without notice):

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