The Washington Nationals look to win a series against the NL East-leading New York Mets this afternoon. This afternoon’s game will be the last time in the 2022 season that the Nationals will host the New York Mets. After this afternoon’s game, the Nationals will head to Philadelphia to face the Phillies for a three-game weekend series.
- Luke Voit and MacKenzie Gore are expected to meet the Nationals in Philadelphia tomorrow.
- Tanner Rainey had Tommy John surgery per MASN.
- Perspective: With Juan Soto gone, the Nationals’ now have an opportunity; let’s hope the team seizes the moment.
New York Mets (65–38) at Washington Nationals (36–69)
- RHP Chris Bassitt (7-7; 3.83 ERA) vs. RHP Aníbal Sánchez (0-3; 7.47 ERA)
- Wednesday, August 3, 2022, | 4:05 p.m. ET | Game #106 / Home #57
- Nationals Park | Washington, D.C.
- TV: MASN | Radio: 106.7 The Fan / Nationals Radio Network
Game Notes & News
- Luis García has hit safely in his last seven games, going 10-for-27 (.370) with two doubles, a triple, two homers, eight RBI, and two runs scored. Since joining the Nationals on June 1, Garcia ranks among National League hitters in hits. According to MLB Statcast, Garcia has had the highest exit velocity on a batted ball (113.4 MPH, 6/7 at MIA, HR) among National League shortstops since June 1. García’s 33.1% hard-hit rate since June 1 ranks third among NL shortstops behind Atlanta’s Dansby Swanson (36.9%) and Los Angeles’ Trea Turner (34.2%).
- Washington’s bullpen has pitched to a 1.76 ERA (8 ER/41.0 IP) across the last nine games. The group has allowed 3 of 21 inherited runners to score (14.3%), and opposing batters are hitting .189 with six extra-base hits (3 2B, 3 HR) during this stretch.
- Keibert Ruiz ranks second in Major League Baseball with 15 players caught stealing behind PhiladelphiacatcherJ.T. Realmuto (17), and at the plate, Ruiz ranks ﬁrst in the National League with an 11.0% strikeout rate. Ruiz also ranks second among National League catchers with 18 doubles and fourth with 73 hits.