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Quick Notes: Game #77 / Home Game #40 lineups: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Washington Nationals
Game lineups, summary and information for the Washington Nationals game on Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Washington D.C. - Tonight, the Washington Nationals play game two of three against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Washington Nationals won Monday night's game 3-2 on the back of a go-ahead home run by third baseman Maikel Franco. “He’s that guy,” manager Dave Martinez said following the Nationals’ 3-2 win over the Pirates on Monday. “He’s that guy that brings a lot of energy every day. It was electric in there.”
Franco hit a 418-foot homer to left-center to drive in SS Luis García to give the Nationals a curly W for a series opener victory. The third baseman’s seventh dinger of the season was part of his 2-for-4 evening.
Pittsburgh Pirates (29-44) vs. Washington Nationals (28-48)
LHP Jose Quintana (1-4; 3.60 ERA) vs. LHP Patrick Corbin (3-10; 6.60 ERA)
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 | 7:05 p.m. ET / Game #77 / Home Game #40
Nationals Park | Washington D.C.
TV: MASN | Radio: 106.7 The Fan / Nationals Radio Network
Washington Nationals Game Notes
The Washington Nationals have won five of their last seven games dating back to June 19 vs. the Philadelphia Phillies.
Josh Bell is 16-for-38 (.421) with two doubles, one triple, four home runs, eight RBI, one hit by pitch, seven walks, and eight runs scored in his last 11 games. Bell has just one strikeout in 20 plate appearances across his last five games.
LHP Patrick Corbin faces the Pirates for the second time this season, his last start against the Pirates came on the road on April 17th. He didn't get a decision after pitching 5.1 innings, allowing two runs on three hits. Corbin struck out our batters and walked three in Washington’s 5-3 loss, and 4-2 with a 3.14 ERA (25 ER/71.2 IP) in 11 career starts facing the Pirates