[[TV***]] Oakland Athletics vs Washington Nationals live 11 August 2023
823 OPS on the season, 118 points better than his 2022 mark, with 20 homers, 15 steals, 67 RBI and 78 runs in 113 contests.... See Less Nationals' Keibert Ruiz: Swats 12th homer Ruiz went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Phillies. After socking a solo shot off Zack Wheeler in the second inning of the matinee, Ruiz was back behind the plate for the nightcap, finishing 0-for-5 with two strikeouts. The switch-hitting catcher snapped a 16-game homer drought with the long ball, but since the All-Star break he's slashing an impressive.
Washington Nationals News, Scores, Status, Schedule - MLBTop Nationals News Nationals' Tanner Rainey: Will throw to live hitters Rotowire Aug 10, 2023 Rainey (elbow) is set to throw to live hitters Friday, Bobby Blanco of MASNSports. com reports. Rainey is in the final stages of returning from Tommy John surgery. He made a rehab appearance in the Florida Complex League on Monday, where he pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. Now set to throw to live hitters at Nationals Park, the 30-year-old will throw 35-40 pitches.
Given that he has only begun facing live hitters, a return to the big-league bullpen is not imminent, but he could return in a couple weeks if he avoids setbacks.... See More... See Less Nationals' Hunter Harvey: Will throw to live hitters Harvey (elbow) is set to throw to live hitters Friday, Bobby Blanco of MASNSports. The Nationals have been without their go-to ninth inning reliever for close to a month. Harvey was sent to the 15-day injured list on July 17 with a right elbow strain. When he faces live hitting Friday, he will pitch for three outs or between 20-25 pitches as he nears a return.... See Less Nationals' MacKenzie Gore: Falls to Phillies Gore (6-9) took the loss Wednesday, allowing six runs on seven hits and a walk over five innings in a 7-0 loss against the Phillies. He struck out five. Gore surrendered runs in each of the first four innings, including three in the opening frame, as the Nationals were no-hit by Michael Lorenzen on the other end in the 7-0 defeat.
See Less Nationals' Amos Willingham: Returned to Triple-A The Nationals returned Willingham to Triple-A Rochester after Tuesday's doubleheader against the Phillies, Bobby Blanco of MASNSports. Willingham appeared in the first game of the double dip, allowing two runs over 1. 1 innings. He's been roughed up during his time with the big club this season with a 9. 00 ERA and 2. 00 WHIP over 14 frames.... See Less Nationals' Kyle Finnegan: Collects 18th save Finnegan recorded his 18th save of the season in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Phillies, striking out two in a perfect ninth inning.
The right-hander extended his scoreless streak to 11 appearances and 10. 2 innings, a stretch in which he's converted seven straight save chances while posting a 12:1 K:BB. Finnegan appears to have a firm hold on the closer job for the Nationals, and even if Hunter Harvey (elbow) is able to return before the end of the season, he might have to settle for setup work.... See Less Nationals' Joey Meneses: Goes yard twice in nightcap Meneses went 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Phillies. With the Nationals facing a 4-2 deficit in the seventh inning, Meneses took matters into his own hands, launching a two-run blast to left-center field off Jeff Hoffman before clubbing a game-winning solo shot off Craig Kimbrel in the top of the ninth.
The veteran right-hander's 1. 99 HR/9 is the worst mark of his career during a season in which he's thrown 100 or more innings, and it's inflated his ERA to 5. 00. He figures to have a little more success keeping the ball in the park in his next outing, at home this weekend against the A's.... See Less Nationals' CJ Abrams: Sitting nightcap Tuesday Aug 8, 2023 Abrams isn't in the Nationals' lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Phillies, Bobby Blanco of MASNSports. Abrams went 2-for-5 with a run scored during Washington's Game 1 loss and will get a breather to end Tuesday's activities.
Jeter Downs will fill in as the Nationals' shortstop and bat ninth.... See Less Nationals' Jake Alu: Sitting Game 2 Alu isn't in the Nationals' lineup for Tuesday's nightcap against Philadelphia, Bobby Blanco of MASNSports. Alu went 1-for-4 and struck out twice during Game 1, and he'll take a seat to begin the second game. Michael Chavis will take Alu's place at second base and bat eighth.... See Less Nationals' Dominic Smith: Sitting out nightcap Smith isn't in the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Phillies, Bobby Blanco of MASNSports. After a 3-for-4 performance during Game 1 of Tuesday's action, Smith will catch a breather for the second game.
Gray left the mound on the hook for his 10th loss of the year, but the Nationals were able to rally in the late innings. He now carries a 4. 88 ERA, 1. 60 WHIP and 24:16 K:BB through 31. 1 innings since the beginning of July, a tough stretch for a pitcher who ended June with a 3. 30 ERA. He'll look to regain his All-Star form in his next outing, which is likely to come at home early next week against the Red Sox.... See Less Nationals' Lane Thomas: Mashes homer No. 20 Thomas went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Phillies.
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316/. 369/. 500 over 84 plate appearances with three of his 12 home runs on the season.... See Less Nationals' Trevor Williams: Hit hard in matinee Williams (5-7) took the loss in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Phillies, surrendering six runs on eight hits -- including three home runs -- and a walk over 4. He struck out seven. Making his first start since a stint on the bereavement list, Williams set a new season high in strikeouts but was hit hard when the Phillies did make contact.
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