The Washington Nationals moved to 33-38 after splitting the four-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks over the weekend. Now, Bryce Harper and the rival Philadelphia Phillies come to town for a four-game stretch that can prove vital to Washington and the team's better play.
Stephen Strasburg gave up six runs over five innings on nine hits over five innings in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Saturday. His ERA is now 3.75 with 115 strikeouts in 96 innings with a 1.06 WHIP, but can rebound Thursday against the Phillies.
He's not yet 21, but Juan Soto is playing like he's been in the league for years. The outfielder went 2-for-4 with his 11th homer on Saturday. He now has 41 RBI on the season to go along with an OPS of .885 over 62 games.
Adam Eaton went 3-for-3 with an RBI, two walks and a run scored in the Nationals’ lopsided 15-5 win on Sunday. The 30-year-old outfielder is fully healthy, hitting .280/.365/.398 with 41 runs scored, 19 RBI and five steals in 302 plate appearances.
Superstar Anthony Rendon went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and three runs scored in the Sunday win, which included his 16th longball of the season. He'shitting .321/.415/.660 with 52 runs scored, 50 RBI and one stolen base across 246 plate appearances this season.
SP Jeremy Hellickson: Shoulder, out indefinitely
RP Justin Miller: Shoulder, out indefinitely
1B Ryan Zimmerman: Foot, could return mid-June
RP Koda Glover: Elbow, out indefinitely
RP Austen Williams: Shoulder, out indefinitely
C Kurt Suzuki: Clavicle, sidelined
RP Kyle Barraclough: Biceps, 10-day IL
Monday 6/17: Nationals vs. Phillies, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park
Tuesday 6/18: Nationals vs. Phillies, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park
Wednesday 6/19: Nationals vs. Phillies, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park
Thursday 6/20: Nationals vs. Phillies, 7:05 p.m., Nationals Park
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