Nationals play Padres, look to build on 4-game win streak
San Diego; Thursday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Washington enters the game as winners of their last four games.
The Padres are 16-18 in home games. San Diego has hit 94 home runs this season, eighth in the MLB. Franmil Reyes leads them with 19, averaging one every 10.2 at-bats.
The Nationals are 13-18 on the road. The Washington pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.78. Max Scherzer leads the team with a 3.06 earned run average. This is the first meeting of the season for these two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Hunter Renfroe leads the Padres with 27 extra base hits and is batting .249. Reyes is 7-for-32 with a double, four home runs and four RBIs over the last 10 games for San Diego.
LAST 10 GAMES: Padres: 3-7, .225 batting average, 6.21 ERA, outscored by 26 runs
Nationals: 8-2, .279 batting average, 3.44 ERA, outscored opponents by 24 runs
Padres Injuries: Matt Strahm: 10-day IL (rib), Garrett Richards: 60-day IL (elbow), Jacob Nix: 60-day IL (elbow), Aaron Loup: 60-day IL (elbow), Dinelson Lamet: 60-day IL (elbow), Brett Kennedy: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jose Castillo: 60-day IL (hip), Travis Jankowski: 60-day IL (foot), Franchy Cordero: 10-day IL (elbow), Fernando Tatis Jr.: 10-day IL (hamstring), Jose Pirela: 10-day IL (oblique).
Nationals Injuries: Austen Williams: 10-day IL (shoulder), Trevor Rosenthal: 10-day IL (infection), Justin Miller: 10-day IL (shoulder), Jeremy Hellickson: 10-day IL (shoulder), Koda Glover: 60-day IL (forearm), Ryan Zimmerman: 10-day IL (foot), Brian Dozier: day-to-day (forearm).