Game #37 Nats are in Boston

The Washington Nationals arrived in Boston and got to Fenway Park early to get the behind-the-scenes tour of the insides of the Green Monster and other hidden parts of Fenway. Tonight, the Nats have to get a win to stay at or above the .500 mark.

Manager Dave Martinez needs an ace start from Patrick Corbin as the Nats face the Red Sox best pitcher in righty Tanner Houck. Of course the Nats hope that Houck has a dud in him today.

With plans to get Josiah Gray back into a rehab assignment, you have to wonder if he can make it back in the month of May. Here’s what we think the schedule could look like going forward:

  1. Friday: Patrick Corbin vs. Red Sox
  2. Saturday: Jake Irvin vs. Red Sox
  3. Sunday: MacKenzie Gore vs. Red Sox
  4. Monday: Trevor Williams vs. White Sox
  5. Tuesday: Mitchell Parker vs. White Sox
  6. Wednesday: Corbin vs. White Sox
  7. Thursday: Day-off May 16
  8. Friday: Irvin vs. Phillies
  9. Saturday: Gore vs. Phillies
  10. Sunday: Williams vs. Phillies
  11. Monday: Parker vs. Twins
  12. Tuesday: Corbin vs. Twins
  13. Wednesday: Irvin vs. Twins
  14. Thursday: Day-off May 23
  15. Friday: Gore vs. Mariners
  16. Saturday: Williams vs. Mariners
  17. Sunday: Parker vs. Mariners

Your top Washington Nationals on the FanGraphs’ WAR leaderboard has CJ Abrams and Trevor Williams at the top at a +1.2 WAR followed by Luis Garcia Jr. at a +1.1 WAR. Hunter Harvey, MacKenzie Gore and Jacob Young at +0.9.In total, 21 Nats’ players are in positive WAR and another five at a neutral 0.0 WAR.

Cade Cavalli threw a live BP yesterday. Cade threw 45 pitches. Two and two-thirds innings. Josiah Gray threw a 35-pitch bullpen again. All fastballs.”

— manager Dave Martinez said

The Nats starting pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.15 and 16th in MLB. The Nats are now 7 points from 14th best in baseball. The Nats have been slowly moving up in the rankings it seems week by week. At this point in the season, the ERA movement is in smaller increments due to the total innings increasing to the 200 inning mark. In the old-days that was a good workload for one starter in a season.

Here is how they rank:

No. 5 Starter: Patrick Corbin 6.45
No. 4 Starter: Jake Irvin 3.72
No. 3 Starter: MacKenzie Gore 3.44
No. 2 Starter: Mitchell Parker 2.67
No. 1 Starter: Trevor Williams 1.96

Washington Nationals vs. Boston Red Sox

Stadium: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
1st Pitch: 7:10 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 online, and the opposing team on Channel 180.

Line-up subject to change (without notice):

TalkNats is Celebrating the 5 and 100 year anniversaries of World Series Wins by providing Game-by-Game Summaries.

Game 37:
The Nationals won on 05/09 on the road against the Dodgers resulting in a record of 15-22. It was Patrick Corbin throwing a gem and going 7.0 innings of scoreless baseball as the Nats won 6-0. Dylan Floro was on the mound for the Dodgers in that game and gave up no earned runs. Box Score / Standings
The Senators won on 06/02 on the road against the Philadelphia Athletics resulting in a record of 18-19. Walter Johnson threw a complete game gem. Box Score / Standings

This entry was posted in InGame. Bookmark the permalink.