Colorado Rockies (70–78) vs. Washington Nationals (60–88)

RHP Jon Gray (8–10, 4.16) | RHP Paolo Espino (4–5, 4.18)

Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 | 1:05 p.m. ET | Game #149 / Home #78

Nationals Park | Washington, D.C.

TV: MASN 2 | Radio: 106.7 The Fan / Nationals Radio Network

AVOID THE SWEEP

The Washington Nationals were shut out by the Colorado Rockies, 6–0 on Saturday afternoon and head into Sunday’s contest looking to avoid the three-game sweep.

· The Nationals were last swept by the Rockies, Aug. 18–20, 2009 at Nationals Park as a part of a nine-game losing streak…


Colorado Rockies (69–78) vs. Washington Nationals (60–87)

LHP Kyle Freeland (5–8, 4.76) l LHP Patrick Corbin (8–14, 5.98)

Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 l 4:05 p.m. ET l Game #148 / Home #77

Nationals Park | Washington, D.C.

TV: MASN 2 | Radio: 106.7 The Fan / Nationals Radio Network

SUSTAINED OFFENSE

Washington’s offense leads the National League in runs per game (5.13) and is second in runs scored (154) since Aug. 15.

· The Nationals also rank among National League clubs in batting average (1st, .269), walks (1st, 132), on-base percentage (1st, .358), OPS (2nd, .801), extra-base hits (T4th…


The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Tanner Rainey from Triple-A Rochester and optioned right-handed pitcher Wander Suero to Triple-A Rochester on Saturday.

Rainey, 28, went 1–0 with a 1.29 ERA (1 ER/7.0 IP) in seven games since joining the Red Wings on August 1. He tallied 13 strikeouts against three walks along the way. Opposing batters hit .087 (2-for-23) against him during this stretch.

Prior to being recalled, Rainey tossed scoreless, hitless relief in five straight outings. He struck out 11 batters in 5.0 innings during that span. Rainey struck out nine batters without issuing a walk in 3.0 perfect innings across his last three outings with the Red Wings.

Suero, 30, went 2–3 with a 6.33 ERA (30 ER / 42.2 IP) in 45 games with the Nationals this season.


Colorado Rockies (68–78) vs. Washington Nationals (60–86)

RHP Germán Márquez (12–10, 3.93) l RHP Josiah Gray (0–2, 6.00)

Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 l 7:05 p.m. ET l Game #147 / Home #76

Nationals Park | Washington, D.C.

TV: MASN 2 | Radio: 106.7 The Fan / Nationals Radio Network

WORTHY OF YOUR VOTE

Juan Soto has built a resume in 2021 worthy of consideration for National League Most Valuable Player and is in pursuit of his second consecutive National League batting title…See info boxes in the game notes.

· Soto is 17-for-32 (.531) with a double, triple, homer, five RBI…


Miami Marlins (61–84) vs. Washington Nationals (60–85)

LHP Trevor Rogers (7–7, 2.73) l LHP Josh Rogers (1–0, 3.65)

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021 l 1:05 p.m. ET l Game #146 / Home #73

Nationals Park | Washington, D.C.

TV: MASN | Radio: 106.7 The Fan / Nationals Radio Network

BACK ON TRACK

The Washington Nationals topped the Miami Marlins, 8–2, on Tuesday night to set up a rubber match on Wednesday afternoon…Juan Soto (3-for-4, RBI, BB) and Keibert Ruiz (3-for-4, R) each recorded three hits, while Ryan Zimmerman (solo) clubbed his 14th home run of the season in the second inning.


Miami Marlins (61–83) vs. Washington Nationals (59–85)

LHP Jesús Luzardo (5–7, 6.72) l RHP Erick Fedde (6–9, 5.31)

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 l 7:05 p.m. ET l Game #145 / Home #72

Nationals Park | Washington, D.C.

TV: MASN 2 | Radio: 106.7 The Fan / Nationals Radio Network

STREAK SNAPPED

The Washington Nationals lost to the Miami Marlins, 3–0, on Monday night snapping their streak of 84 consecutive games without being shutout…Washington was last shutout on June 11 vs. San Francisco.

· Washington’s streak was the longest in team history (2005-pres.) …


Miami Marlins (60–83) vs. Washington Nationals (59–84)

RHP Sandy Alcantara (8–13, 3.24) l RHP Paolo Espino (4–4, 4.35)

Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 l 7:05 p.m. ET l Game #144 / Home #71

Nationals Park | Washington, D.C.

TV: MASN | Radio: 106.7 The Fan / Nationals Radio Network

ROSTER MOVES

The Nationals returned Jordy Mercer from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 10-Day Injured List and designated Adrian Sanchez for assignment…Additionally, Steven Fuentes was returned from rehab assignment, reinstated from the 60-Day Injured List and optioned him to Triple-A Rochester.

SUSTAINED OFFENSE

Since Aug. 15, Washington’s offense leads…


Miami Marlins (60–83) vs. Washington Nationals (59–84)

RHP Sandy Alcantara (8–13, 3.24) | RHP Paolo Espino (4–4, 4.35)

Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 | 7:05 p.m. ET | Game #144 / Home #71

Nationals Park | Washington, D.C.

TV: MASN | Radio: 106.7 The Fan / Nationals Radio Network

ROSTER MOVES

The Nationals returned Jordy Mercer from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 10-Day Injured List and designated Adrian Sanchez for assignment…Additionally, Steven Fuentes was returned from rehab assignment, reinstated from the 60-Day Injured List and optioned him to Triple-A Rochester.

SUSTAINED OFFENSE

Since Aug. 15, Washington’s offense…


The Nationals return to D.C. for the second to last homestand of the 2021 season, featuring a three-game series against the Miami Marlins and a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies. Single-game tickets are on sale to the general public for all remaining home games, starting at just $13. Fans who are interested in purchasing tickets should visit nationals.com/Tickets2021.

The eleventh homestand of the season features Value Day, Pups in the Park, a Postgame Fireworks show, the final two games in the College Day Series — George Washington Night and George Mason Night, the final game in the Military Branch…


Washington Nationals (58–84) at Pittsburgh Pirates (52–90)

LHP Patrick Corbin (7–14, 6.14) | RHP Bryse Wilson (2–6, 4.60)

Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 | 1:05 p.m. ET | Game #143 / Road #71

PNC Park | Pittsburgh, PA

TV: MASN 2 | Radio: 106.7 The Fan / Nationals Radio Network

ABOUT LAST NIGHT

The Washington Nationals fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 10–7, on Saturday night…Keibert Ruiz put the Nationals on the board with a two-out, bases-clearing double…Josh Bell (2–4), Alcides Escobar (2–5) and Juan Soto (4–5) all recorded multi-hit efforts.

· Following today’s game, the Nationals will travel back to Washington…

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