Washington emerged victorious Saturday night, pushing past the San Diego Padres, 4-1.
Here are your news and notes surrounding the 2019 Nationals as they work through a four-game set in San Diego.
'Mad' Max Scherzer was alive and well in San Diego Saturday night. For just the fourth time in 14 starts this season, his offense provided him with more than three runs. He pitched seven scoreless innings of six-hit baseball while striking out nine Padres. 67 of his 101 pitches were thrown for strikes.
The All-Star campaign continues for Anthony Rendon. Washington's third baseman extended his on-base streak to 24 games with an RBI single in the 5th inning Saturday.
Anthony Rendon extends his on-base streak to 24 games with a 5th inning RBI single. 4-0, good guys.— NBC Sports Nationals (@NBCSNationals) June 9, 2019
It's safe to say first-year National Brian Dozier has officially hit his stride. Career hit No. 1,000 came in the form of a two-run dinger in the 4th inning. Over his last 20 games, the 32-year-old is batting .339 with five long-balls and 16 RBIs.
Brian Dozier's blasting long-balls and flashing leather in San Diego 💯— NBC Sports Nationals (@NBCSNationals) June 9, 2019
Eric Lauer had a tough time outdueling Scherzer, as most do in MLB. The second-year Padre threw seven innings, allowing seven hits, three runs, three walks. He struck out five Nationals and threw 101 pitches.
San Diego's late-in-the-game offseason move to sign Manny Machado was one of the more talked about items in MLB. Through 64 games, the 26-year-old is batting just .242 with 10 home runs. Through the first three games of this series, he's 1-for-12 at the dish.
SP Jeremy Hellickson: Shoulder, 10-day IL, expected to be out until at least Jun 17
RP Justin Miller: Shoulder, 10-day IL, expected to be out until at least Jun 21
1B Ryan Zimmerman: Foot, 10-day IL, expected to be out until at least Jun 15
RP Koda Glover: Forearm, 60-day IL, expected to be out until at least Jun 19
RP Austen Williams: Shoulder, 10-day IL, expected to be out until at least Jun 13
Sunday, 6/9: Nationals @ Padres, 4:10 p.m. ET, Great American Ball Park
Monday, 6/10: Nationals @ White Sox, 8:10 p.m. ET, Comiskey Park
Tuesday, 6/11: Nationals @ White Sox, 8:10 p.m. ET, Comiskey Park
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