Phillies play the Nationals with 1-0 series lead

August 5, 2022 GMT

Washington Nationals (36-71, fifth in the NL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (57-48, third in the NL East)

Philadelphia; Friday, 7:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Josiah Gray (7-7, 4.59 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 118 strikeouts); Phillies: Kyle Gibson (6-4, 4.60 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 84 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Phillies -213, Nationals +175; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia Phillies face the Washington Nationals with a 1-0 series lead.

Philadelphia is 57-48 overall and 27-25 at home. The Phillies have a 42-11 record in games when they out-hit their opponents.

Washington is 19-31 in road games and 36-71 overall. The Nationals have a 25-13 record in games when they out-hit their opponents.

The teams meet Friday for the 10th time this season. The Phillies are up 7-2 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Rhys Hoskins has 20 doubles, two triples, 21 home runs and 50 RBI while hitting .251 for the Phillies. Alec Bohm is 17-for-41 with three doubles and two home runs over the past 10 games.


Keibert Ruiz has a .249 batting average to rank sixth on the Nationals, and has 18 doubles and four home runs. Luis Garcia is 13-for-39 with two home runs and 10 RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Phillies: 8-2, .274 batting average, 4.03 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs

Nationals: 4-6, .265 batting average, 5.25 ERA, outscored by 11 runs

INJURIES: Phillies: Hans Crouse: 60-Day IL (biceps), Zach Eflin: 60-Day IL (knee), James McArthur: 60-Day IL (elbow), Damon Jones: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Bryce Harper: 10-Day IL (thumb), Sam Coonrod: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

Nationals: MacKenzie Gore: 15-Day IL (elbow), Evan Lee: 60-Day IL (flexor), Erick Fedde: 15-Day IL (right shoulder), Tyler Clippard: 15-Day IL (groin), Stephen Strasburg: 60-Day IL (ribs), Tanner Rainey: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jackson Tetreault: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Carter Kieboom: 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)


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.