Nationals host the Phillies on 7-game home losing streak

Sat, Jun 18, 2022
MLB News (AP)

Nationals host the Phillies on 7-game home losing streak

Philadelphia Phillies (35-31, third in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (23-45, fifth in the NL East)

Washington; Saturday, 4:35 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Aaron Nola (4-4, 3.42 ERA, .88 WHIP, 91 strikeouts); Nationals: Josiah Gray (6-4, 4.33 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 69 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Phillies -211, Nationals +177; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Nationals play the Philadelphia Phillies looking to break their seven-game home skid.

Washington has an 11-25 record at home and a 23-45 record overall. The Nationals have the eighth-ranked team on-base percentage in the NL at .318.

Philadelphia has a 35-31 record overall and a 16-14 record on the road. The Phillies are 27-15 in games when they record eight or more hits.

The teams meet Saturday for the fourth time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Juan Soto leads the Nationals with 25 extra base hits (12 doubles and 13 home runs). Josh Bell is 10-for-31 with a triple, six home runs and 13 RBI over the past 10 games.

Rhys Hoskins has 12 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs and 36 RBI for the Phillies. Kyle Schwarber is 9-for-37 with two doubles and four home runs over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 2-8, .262 batting average, 6.00 ERA, outscored by 26 runs

  • Phillies: 8-2, .271 batting average, 3.86 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 runs

    INJURIES: Nationals: Stephen Strasburg: 15-Day IL (ribs), Hunter Harvey: 60-Day IL (pronator), Victor Arano: 15-Day IL (knee), Josh Rogers: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Alcides Escobar: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Mason Thompson: 60-Day IL (biceps), Sean Doolittle: 60-Day IL (elbow), Anibal Sanchez: 60-Day IL (neck), Will Harris: 60-Day IL (pectoral), Seth Romero: 60-Day IL (calf), Carter Kieboom: 60-Day IL (right forearm), Joe Ross: 60-Day IL (elbow)

    Phillies: Jean Segura: 60-Day IL (finger), Johan Camargo: 10-Day IL (knee), Nick Maton: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Ryan Sherriff: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Sam Coonrod: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Kent Emanuel: 60-Day IL (elbow), JoJo Romero: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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