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Game Preview: Washington Nationals look to bounce back tonight after being shut out against the Atlanta Braves
The Nationals continue their final homestand of the 2022 season on Tuesday night, September 27, 2022 against the Atlanta Braves.
Washington D.C. - The Washington Nationals continue their final homestand of the 2022 season on Tuesday night. Following this series with the Braves, the Nationals will enjoy a day off on Thursday before facing off against the Philadelphia Phillies in a four-game series starting Friday.
The Washington Nationals fell to the Atlanta Braves, 8–0, on Monday night which was Washington’s first shutout since Aug. 14 vs. San Diego (L, 6–0).
In 47 games, Joey Meneses is hitting .326 with 12 doubles, 12 home runs, 29 RBI, 11 walks, and 29 runs scored. Additionally, Joey Meneses' 62 hits through his first 47 games are the most by any rookie through his first 47 games in franchise history. Meneses has hit safely in seven straight games, going 12-for-28 (.429) with two doubles, three homers, six RBI, three walks, one stolen base, and four runs scored during the streak.
CJ Abrams ranks eighth in the National League (2nd among NL rookies) with a .320 batting average since Sept. 3. He has five doubles, two triples, six RBI, one hit by pitch, three stolen bases, and ten runs scored in 19 games over this stretch.
RHP Paolo Espino will make his fourth start (fifth appearance) against the Braves. Espino is 0-1 with a 4.05 ERA (6 ER/13.1 P) in three previous starts. In his last start, Espino took the hill in Atlanta on Sept. 21. He allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits with two strikeouts and two walks in 4.0 innings of work…Took a no-decision in Washington’s 3-2 victory.
Washington's bullpen has pitched to a 1.33 ERA (6 ER/40.2 IP) with 34 strikeouts, ten walks, and a .234 opponents' batting average over the last ten games.