He washington nationals will try to match his longest winning streak of the season on Monday night against the host seattle mariners
He Nationals, who sit last in the NL East, have won consecutive games just nine times this season. His lone three-game winning streak came at home May 2–4 against the Chicago Cubs.
After losing 13-3 on Friday in San Diego, the Nationals posted 2-0 and 8-3 victories over the weekend. Lane Thomas and Jeimer Candelario hit solo homers on Saturday, and Candelario added a double and a homer as he went 3 for 5 with three RBIs on Sunday.
“Those guys have been hitting the cover of the ball all season,” Nationals said pitcher Josiah Gray. “Hopefully those guys continue to have success.
Thomas leads the Nationals‘ regulars with a .295 batting average and 13 home runs and is tied for the team lead with 39 RBI. Candelario is hitting .261 with 10 home runs and 36 RBIs.
“I can’t say enough about Lane”, Nationals said manager Dave Martinez. “I keep saying this: ‘If he keeps doing what he’s doing, he’s an All-Star to me.’ he the he really is
“He’s playing great in the field. He’s hitting big runs, hitting home runs for us. And Jeimer has been consistent, hitting the ball and playing good defense for us as well. When those two guys get some home runs, we’ll score some runs.” .
He sailors returning home after a 2-4 trip to New York and Baltimore. They scored 10 runs in the final against the Yankees and then 13 in their first game against the Orioles before losing the next two games.
Seattle continues to struggle to make runs. He sailors he hit four solo homers in a 6-4, 10-inning loss on Saturday, and his only runs in a 3-2 loss on Sunday came on Cal Raleigh’s two-run homer at Eutaw Street past the right-field wall. at Camden Yards
“We have a lot of baseball left,” he said sailors manager Scott Servais, whose team is behind 4 1/2 games in the AL wild-card race
The three hits and the five baserunners sailors they had tied their season lows on Sunday, and were held to two or fewer races for the 17th time
“Outside of (Sunday) and getting shut down, I think we’re in the right offensive trend, and I don’t think you can throw it away because you’ve got a tough day. You’ve got to stick with it,” Servais said. “We’ve got a homestand coming up, and we need to continue swinging the bats like we did in the middle of this trip because it’s there. We’re capable of it. It just has to be consistent.”
He NationalsTrevor Williams (4-4, 4.14 ERA) is scheduled to start Monday against Seattle’s Luis Castillo (4-6, 2.89) in a matchup of veteran right-handers.
Williams is coming off a 3-0 victory against visiting St. Louis on Wednesday in which he allowed five hits in six innings, no walks and four strikeouts. He is 2-0 in his last three starts. This will be the first time Williams has faced Seattle in his eight-year career.
Castillo is 0-5 with a 4.81 ERA in six career starts against the Nationals
castle, the sailors‘ ace, has lost all four of his starts this month despite a respectable 3.42 ERA. He took a 4-2 loss Wednesday against the Yankees, allowing three runs and four hits in five innings, walking four and striking out three.
–Field level media