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Quick Notes: Washington Nationals look to take the series against the San Diego Padres in the series finale
The Washington Nationals look to bounce back, and secure a series win at Padres on Sunday, August 21, 2022
San Diego, CA - The Washington Nationals look to take the series after coming close to winning Saturday evening. The Nationals will wrap up the series against the Padres Sunday afternoon. The Nationals will send LHP Patrick Corbin (4-16; 6.96 ERA) to the mound to face LHP Sean Manaea ( 6-6; 4.83 ERA). Last night, the Washington Nationals fell to the San Diego Padres, 2–1, on Saturday night. OF Lane Thomas plated Washington’s only run with a solo homer in the second inning.
The Nationals are looking to secure their first series win over the Padres since May 21–23, 2018, at Nationals Park. Washington’s last road series win at San Diego was earlier that season, May 7–9.
In 16 games since making his Major League debut on Aug. 2, Joey Meneses is 20-for-62 (.323) with a double, five home runs, seven RBI, three walks, and ten runs scored.
A Nationals starting pitcher has not been credited with a win since Josiah Gray on July 6 at Philadelphia - a span of 38 games. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, 38 straight games played without earning a win by a starting pitcher is the longest such streak in Major League Baseball history.
LHP Patrick Corbin faces San Diego for the first time this season and is 3-5 with a 3.99 ERA in 12 games (nine starts) at Petco Park. Corbin allowed two earned runs on seven hits with three strikeouts on July 7, 2021 - his last start at Petco. Corbin Allowed four earned runs on six hits with three strikeouts and two walks on Aug. 16 vs. Chicago (NL). He returned to the mound after skipping a turn in the rotation.
Ildemaro Vargas had his contract selected from Triple-A Rochester on Aug. 1, and since joining the team, Vargas is hitting .340 (17-for-50) with two doubles, a homer, four RBI, two walks, two hit by a pitch, and four runs scored.
Washington Nationals (41–81) at San Diego Padres (67–56)
LHP Patrick Corbin (4–16, 6.96) | LHP Sean Manaea (6–6, 4.83)
Sunday, August 21, 2022 | 4:10 p.m. ET / 1:10 p.m. PT | Game #123 / Road #60
Petco Park | San Diego, CA
TV: MASN | Radio: 106.7 The Fan / Nationals Radio Network