Colorado takes on Washington after Marquez’s strong performance
Washington; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Nationals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 11 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Colorado heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by German Marquez. Marquez threw seven innings, surrendering two runs on three hits with five strikeouts against New York.
The Nationals are 26-20 in home games. Washington’s team on-base percentage of .325 is fourth in the National League. Juan Soto leads the club with an OBP of .398.
The Rockies are 21-28 on the road. Colorado has slugged .455, good for third in in the MLB. Charlie Blackmon leads the club with a .602 slugging percentage, including 51 extra-base hits and 21 home runs. The Rockies won the last meeting 9-5. German Marquez earned his third victory and Raimel Tapia went 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs for Colorado. Anibal Sanchez registered his third loss for Washington.
TOP PERFORMERS: Anthony Rendon leads the Nationals with 49 extra base hits and is slugging .604. Victor Robles is 12-for-39 with four doubles, two home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for Washington.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 6-4, .265 batting average, 3.65 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runs
Rockies: 3-7, .265 batting average, 8.80 ERA, outscored by 39 runs
Nationals Injuries: Austen Williams: 10-day IL (shoulder), Austin Voth: 10-day IL (right bicep tendinitis), Jonny Venters: 10-day IL (shoulder), Max Scherzer: 10-day IL (back), Justin Miller: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jeremy Hellickson: 60-day IL (shoulder), Koda Glover: 60-day IL (forearm), Ryan Zimmerman: 10-day IL (right foot plantar fasciitis).