Nationals host the Diamondbacks to open 3-game series

Arizona Diamondbacks (35-37, fourth in the NL West) vs. Washington Nationals (35-36, third in the NL East)

Washington; Tuesday, 6:45 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Slade Cecconi (1-5, 6.70 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 33 strikeouts); Nationals: Jake Irvin (5-5, 3.00 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 69 strikeouts)

BETMGM SPORTSBOOK: LINE Nationals -117, Diamondbacks -103; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Nationals host the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday to start a three-game series.

Washington is 35-36 overall and 16-17 at home. The Nationals have a 25-5 record in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

Arizona has gone 16-19 on the road and 35-37 overall. The Diamondbacks have a 15-7 record in games when they hit at least two home runs.

Tuesday’s game is the first time these teams square off this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: C.J. Abrams leads Washington with 11 home runs while slugging .477. Lane Thomas is 13-for-37 with four home runs and eight RBI over the last 10 games.

Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with a .283 batting average, and has 15 doubles, two triples, 14 home runs, 28 walks and 39 RBI. Kevin Newman is 13-for-31 with five RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 8-2, .264 batting average, 2.70 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runs

Diamondbacks: 6-4, .282 batting average, 5.63 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs

INJURIES: Nationals: Jesse Winker: day-to-day (knee), Joey Gallo: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Trevor Williams: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Josiah Gray: 15-Day IL (elbow), Cade Cavalli: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jose Ferrer: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Mason Thompson: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Diamondbacks: Blake Walston: 15-Day IL (elbow), Zac Gallen: 15-Day IL (hamstring), Merrill Kelly: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Kyle Nelson: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Miguel Castro: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Eduardo Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Alek Thomas: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Drey Jameson: 60-Day IL (elbow)


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

Copyright © 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.

Federal News Network Logo
Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up