Pitching Prospects: Citizens: Patrick Corbin (4-15, 6.57 ERA, 1.77 whips, 102 strikeouts); Phillies: Ranger Suarez (7-5, 3.60 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 80 strikeouts)
fanduel sportsbook Line: Phillies -259, Nationals +211; over/under 9 runs
Bottom line: The Washington Nationals hit the road against the Philadelphia Phillies to end a three-game road skid.
Philadelphia has a 28–25 record at home and a 58–48 record overall. The Phillies have a 26–10 record in games when they scored two or more home runs.
Washington is 36-72 on aggregate and 19-32 in road games. Nations have a 25-6 record in games when they scored five or more runs.
Saturday’s game is the 11th time that these teams have met this season. The Phillies have an 8-2 advantage in the season series.
Top Performer: Kyle Schwarber leads Philadelphia to .500 with 34 home runs. Rhys Hoskins is 13-for-36 with three home runs and six RBIs in the last 10 games.
Luke Voight led Washington with 13 home runs, slugging .414. Luis Garcia is 15-for-39 in the last 10 games with two home runs and 10 RBIs.
Last 10 games: Phillies: 8-2, .269 batting average, 4.14 ERA, beat opponents by eight runs
National: 3-7, .254 batting average, 5.96 ERA, 19 outscores
Injuries: Phillips: Hans Krause: 60-day IL (biceps), Zach Eflin: 60-day IL (knee), James MacArthur: 60-day IL (elbow), Damon Jones: 60-day IL (shoulder), Bryce Harper : 10-day IL (thumb), Sam Coonrod: 60-day IL (shoulder)
Citizens: Mackenzie Gore: 15-day IL (elbow), Evan Lee: 60-day IL (flexor), Eric Fedde: 15-day IL (right shoulder), Tyler Clippard: 15-day IL (groin), Stephen Strasberg: 60-Day IL (Ribs), Tanner Rainey: 60-Day IL (Elbow), Jackson Tetroult: 60-Day IL (Shoulder), Carter Kiboom: 60-Day IL (Forearm), Sean Doolittle: 60-Day IL (Elbow) ) ), Will Harris: 60-day IL (pectoral), Seth Romero: 60-day IL (calf), Joe Ross: 60-day IL (elbow)