Phillies meet the Nationals with 1-0 series lead

October 1, 2022 GMT

Philadelphia Phillies (84-72, third in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (54-102, fifth in the NL East)

Washington; Saturday, 1:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Kyle Gibson (10-7, 4.84 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 137 strikeouts); Nationals: Anibal Sanchez (3-6, 4.06 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 42 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Phillies -192, Nationals +161; over/under is 8 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia Phillies lead 1-0 in a four-game series against the Washington Nationals.

Washington is 25-53 in home games and 54-102 overall. The Nationals have the seventh-ranked team batting average in the NL at .249.

Philadelphia has an 84-72 record overall and a 37-38 record in road games. The Phillies are 60-16 in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

The teams meet Saturday for the 17th time this season. The Phillies lead the season series 14-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Luke Voit ranks second on the Nationals with 43 extra base hits (22 doubles and 21 home runs). Joey Meneses is 15-for-39 with three doubles, three home runs and six RBI over the last 10 games.

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Kyle Schwarber has 21 doubles, two triples and 42 home runs for the Phillies. J.T. Realmuto is 13-for-42 with two doubles and two home runs over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 3-7, .211 batting average, 3.52 ERA, outscored by 21 runs

Phillies: 4-6, .255 batting average, 4.10 ERA, outscored by two runs

INJURIES: Nationals: Patrick Corbin: day-to-day (back), Nelson Cruz: day-to-day (eyes), Keibert Ruiz: 10-Day IL (groin), Yadiel Hernandez: 60-Day IL (calf), Victor Arano: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Cade Cavalli: 15-Day IL (shoulder), MacKenzie Gore: 15-Day IL (elbow), Evan Lee: 60-Day IL (flexor), 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), Joe Ross: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Phillies: Brad Hand: 15-Day IL (elbow), Edmundo Sosa: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Kent Emanuel: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Mark Appel: 60-Day IL (elbow), Simon Muzziotti: 60-Day IL (knee), Corey Knebel: 60-Day IL (lat), Hans Crouse: 60-Day IL (biceps), James McArthur: 60-Day IL (elbow), Damon Jones: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

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