Phillies face the Nationals with 2-1 series lead

October 2, 2022 GMT

Philadelphia Phillies (85-73, third in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (55-103, fifth in the NL East)

Washington; Sunday, 1:35 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Zack Wheeler (11-7, 2.92 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 156 strikeouts); Nationals: Patrick Corbin (6-18, 6.08 ERA, 1.66 WHIP, 125 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Phillies -247, Nationals +203; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia Phillies face the Washington Nationals with a 2-1 series lead.

Washington has gone 26-54 at home and 55-103 overall. The Nationals have the seventh-ranked team batting average in the NL at .249.

Philadelphia has an 85-73 record overall and a 38-39 record on the road. The Phillies are 61-16 in games when they out-hit their opponents.

Sunday’s game is the 19th time these teams square off this season. The Phillies are ahead 15-3 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Lane Thomas has 26 doubles, two triples and 17 home runs for the Nationals. Joey Meneses is 14-for-38 with three doubles, four home runs and 10 RBI over the past 10 games.

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Kyle Schwarber has 21 doubles, three triples and 44 home runs for the Phillies. Rhys Hoskins is 13-for-41 with five doubles, two home runs and six RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 4-6, .222 batting average, 3.64 ERA, outscored by 14 runs

Phillies: 4-6, .233 batting average, 3.89 ERA, outscored opponents by one run

INJURIES: Nationals: Nelson Cruz: day-to-day (eyes), Keibert Ruiz: 10-Day IL (groin), Yadiel Hernandez: 60-Day IL (calf), Victor Arano: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Cade Cavalli: 15-Day IL (shoulder), MacKenzie Gore: 15-Day IL (elbow), Evan Lee: 60-Day IL (flexor), Stephen Strasburg: 60-Day IL (ribs), Tanner Rainey: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jackson Tetreault: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Carter Kieboom: 60-Day IL (forearm), Sean Doolittle: 60-Day IL (elbow), Will Harris: 60-Day IL (pectoral), Joe Ross: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Phillies: Brad Hand: 15-Day IL (elbow), Edmundo Sosa: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Kent Emanuel: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Mark Appel: 60-Day IL (elbow), Simon Muzziotti: 60-Day IL (knee), Corey Knebel: 60-Day IL (lat), Hans Crouse: 60-Day IL (biceps), James McArthur: 60-Day IL (elbow), Damon Jones: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.