Nats to open 2020 at Mets, will face entire AL West

Ross Houston
August 12, 2019

While some of the results weren't what they would like, the Atlanta Braves did go 4-3 on last week's road trip, which kept their lead in the National League East at 6.5 games over the Washington Nationals and eight games over the New York Mets, who visit SunTrust Park Tuesday night.

J.D. Davis went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a go-ahead sacrifice fly in Saturday's 4-3 victory over the Nationals.

Juan Soto put the Nats ahead 3-2 with his second home run of the game in the eighth inning, but Guillorme countered with a pinch-hit, no-doubter off Fernando Rodney in the bottom of the inning. On the other side of the matchup, the under is a ideal 7-0 in Sanchez's last seven starts, is 4-0 in his last four outings on the road and is 12-3 in the Nationals' last 15 games when facing opponents from the National League East.

When the inning ended, the crowd rained boos on Díaz. In 31 innings at home, Fedde has a 6.10 ERA and.280 allowed batting average. "We've just got to make the play next time".

Soto struck again in the eighth against Seth Lugo (5-2), ending the reliever's string of 14 consecutive scoreless appearances.

Victor Robles replaced Soto and homered off All-Star Edwin Díaz in the ninth, and Anthony Rendon had four hits.

Soto has 24 homers this season, and the 20-year-old already has four career multihomer games. "He's very poised, he goes out there and he's getting pitches to hit". First pitch for the contest is scheduled for 7:10 Citi Field. Soto's first-inning drive quickly quieted things down.

Aside from homers by Davis and Ramos, Corbin only allowed one other hit.

NY now travels to visit the division leading Atlanta Braves for three games starting on Tuesday.

"Call me superstitious, but I think it's about who takes the card out", Callaway said.

Nationals: RHP Max Scherzer (back) "felt really good" following Saturday's bullpen session, according to Martinez. It was also the first hit off Lugo since July 16, a span of 34 batters. Nationals starter Patrick Corbin gave up two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out eight over six innings.

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