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Quick Notes: Game #70 / Home #38 lineups: Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals
The Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies cap off this five-game weekend series with a noon game on Sunday afternoon.
Washington D.C. - The Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies cap off this five-game weekend series with a noon game on Sunday afternoon. Following the game, the Nationals will enjoy a day off on Monday before opening a five-game road trip that will include games against the Baltimore Orioles and the Texas Rangers.
Philadelphia Phillies (36–31) vs. Washington Nationals (23–46)
RHP Zach Eflin (2–4, 3.98) | RHP Jackson Tetreault (0–1, 15.75)
Sunday, June 19, 2022 | 12:05 p.m. ET | Game #70/ Home #38
Nationals Park | Washington, D.C.
TV: Peacock | Radio: 106.7 The Fan / Nationals Radio Network
Washington Nationals Game Notes
Josiah Gray tossed 6.0 innings, of one-hit, shutout ball via a career-high 117 pitches on Saturday which marked his second consecutive scoreless outing…Over his last four starts, Gray is 2–0 with a 0.82 ERA (2 ER/22.0 IP) with 22 strikeouts, 11 walks, and a .154 opponent batting average (12-for-78). Gray ranks among National League pitchers (min. 65.0 IP) in strikeouts per 9.0 innings (9th, 9.61) and opponents’ batting average (12th, .215).
On Friday, Josh Bell became the first player in Nationals history (2005-pres.) to hit three home runs in a doubleheader, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, and joined Rusty Staub (4, 8/1/70 vs. LAD) and Larry Parrish (3, 9/22/79 at PHI) as the only players in franchise history (MON/WSH) to do it, per Elias Sports Bureau.
Keibert Ruiz has hit safely in seven of his last nine games…He is 11-for-35 (.314) with a double, a homer, three RBI, one walk and two runs scored during this stretch.