Washington Nationals (64–90) at Cincinnati Reds (79–75)

RHP Erick Fedde (7–9, 5.10) | RHP Vladimir Gutierrez (9–6, 4.53)

Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 | 7:10 p.m. ET | Game #155 / Road #77

Great American Ball Park | Cincinnati, OH

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

MOVING ON

The Washington Nationals fell to the Cincinnati Reds, 8–7, in 11 innings on Friday night…Keibert Ruiz recorded three hits, including his first home run as a member of the Washington Nationals, a solo shot in the second inning…Despite the loss, the Nationals have won four of their…


Washington Nationals (64–89) at Cincinnati Reds (78–75)

RHP Paolo Espino (5–5, 3.94) l RHP Sonny Gray (7–8, 3.84)

Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 l 7:10 p.m. ET l Game #154 / Road #76

Great American Ball Park | Cincinnati, OH

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

WINNING WAYS

The Washington Nationals beat the Cincinnati Reds, 3–2, on Thursday night in the first game of this four-game series…The Nationals have now won four of their last five games and have outscored their opponents, 27–16 during this stretch.

· Since the final home game of the 2015…


Washington Nationals (63–89) at Cincinnati Reds (78–74)

LHP Patrick Corbin (8–15, 6.17) l RHP Luis Castillo (8–15, 4.08)

Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 l 6:40 p.m. ET l Game #153 / Road #75

Great American Ball Park | Cincinnati, OH

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

ON TO CINCINNATI

The Washington Nationals open a four-game weekend series against the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night…Since the final home game of the 2015 season — when Cincinnati returned to Nationals Park for one makeup game — the Nationals are 23–8 (.742) …


Courtesy — Rochester Red Wings/Stephen Lasnick

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Jhon Romero from Triple-A Rochester and placed outfielder Yadiel Hernandez on the Paternity List on Thursday. Additionally, the Nationals designated catcher Jakson Reetz for assignment.

Romero, 26, went 2–4 with two saves and a 2.62 ERA in 38 games between Double-A Harrisburg and Triple-A Rochester in 2021. He struck out 69 batters against just 11 walks with a .237 opponents’ batting average in 55.0 innings pitched. He tossed more than 1.0 inning in 18 of his 38 games, posting a 1.23 ERA (5 ER/36.2 IP) in those outings.

In five outings…


Washington Nationals (62–89) at Miami Marlins (64–87)

RHP Josiah Gray (0–2, 6.24) l RHP Elieser Hernandez (1–2, 3.59)

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 l 6:40 p.m. ET l Game #152 / Road #74

loanDepot park | Miami, FL

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

ROGER(S) THAT

The Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins, 7–1, on Tuesday night behind a gem from Josh Rogers…He tossed a career-high 7.2 innings, allowing one earned run on five hits with four strikeouts and two walks to earn the win…In four starts this season, Rogers is 2–0 with a 2.16…


Washington Nationals (61–89) at Miami Marlins (64–86)

LHP Josh Rogers (1–0, 2.60) l LHP Trevor Rogers (7–7, 2.71)

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 l 6:40 p.m. ET l Game #151 / Road #73

loanDepot park | Miami, FL

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

ABOUT LAST NIGHT

The Washington Nationals dropped game one of this three game, series, 8–7, to the Miami Marlins…Lane Thomas hit his sixth home run of the season while Keibert Ruiz (3-for-5, 4 RBI, R), Alcides Escobar (3-for-6) and Luis García (2-for-5, 2B, RBI) each posted multi-hit efforts.

· Including Monday…


Washington Nationals (61–88) at Miami Marlins (63–86)

RHP Erick Fedde (7–9, 5.16) l LHP Jesus Lúzardo (5–8, 6.80)

Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 l 6:40 p.m. ET l Game #150 / Road #72

loanDepot park | Miami, FL

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

LET’S TALK ABOUT STRIKEOUTS

As a club, Washington’s 21.3% strikeout rate is the lowest in the National League (4th in MLB) this season…If it holds, this will mark the second consecutive season Washington will sit atop the National League (20.3% …


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.

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