Sport DeSclafani, Giants to face Scherzer, Nationals
Washington Nationals swept in three-game set with Milwaukee Brewers with 3-0 loss in series finale...
It was the pitchers’ duel we expected, but the Brewers came out on top with their third-straight win over the Nationals.Scherzer vs Milwaukee: Max Scherzer’s unbeaten May ended with an L last time out on the mound, when he gave up two runs on five hits in seven innings of work in what ended up a 2-1 loss to Cincinnati’s Reds in D.C. Both runs came in on solo home runs, the 9th and 10th solo shots off Scherzer this season.
San Francisco Giants (38-23, first in the NL West) vs. Washington Nationals (25-33, fourth in the NL East)
Washington; Thursday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Giants: Anthony DeSclafani (5-2, 3.51 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 58 strikeouts) Nationals: Max Scherzer (5-4, 2.22 ERA, .82 WHIP, 104 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: Washington and San Francisco will square off on Thursday.
The Nationals are 13-15 on their home turf. Washington ranks seventh in the league in hitting with a .247 batting average, Trea Turner leads the team with an average of .305.
The Giants are 20-14 in road games. San Francisco has hit a league-leading 90 home runs this season, Brandon Crawford leads the club with 14 homers.
Nationals overcome Strasburg's early exit, beat Braves 11-6
ATLANTA (AP) — Ryan Zimmerman and Juan Soto each hit a two-run homer and the Washington Nationals overcame Stephen Strasburg's early exit to beat the Atlanta Braves 11-6 on Tuesday night. Soto had three hits, drove in four runs and scored four times to lead Washington's 14-hit outburst. The Nationals snapped their five-game losing streak even though Strasburg lasted only 1 1/3 innings. The right-hander left the game after William Contreras'Soto had three hits, drove in four runs and scored four times to lead Washington's 14-hit outburst.
TOP PERFORMERS: Turner leads the Nationals with 21 extra base hits and is batting .305.
Crawford leads the Giants with 23 extra base hits and is slugging .558.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 4-6, .215 batting average, 4.24 ERA, outscored by 10 runs
Giants: 7-3, .273 batting average, 3.14 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runs
INJURIES: Nationals: Austin Voth: (nose), Stephen Strasburg: (neck), Will Harris: (hand), Erick Fedde: (undisclosed), Luis Avilan: (elbow).
Giants: Logan Webb: (shoulder), Aaron Sanchez: (biceps), Dedniel Nunez: (elbow), Reyes Moronta: (right flexor), John Brebbia: (elbow), Tyler Beede: (elbow), Caleb Baragar: (elbow), Mike Yastrzemski: (thumb), Alex Dickerson: (back), Jaylin Davis: (left knee), Darin Ruf: (hamstring), Evan Longoria: (shoulder), Tommy La Stella: (hamstring), Curt Casali: (wrist).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi was ejected from tonight’s matchup against the Nationals for a conflict with Washington pitcher Max Scherzer. Scherzer, who was making his first start for the Nats since suffering an injury back on Jun. 11, had already been checked on two occasions for the use of foreign substances. Despite passing the […] The post Look: Joe Girardi Ejected After Confrontation With Max Scherzer appeared first on The Spun.