Phillies look to end 4-game slide against Nationals
Washington; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Nationals -168; over/under is 10 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia enters the matchup as losers of their last four games.
The Nationals are 42-32 against teams from the NL East. Washington ranks seventh in the MLB in hitting with a .263 batting average, Anthony Rendon leads the team with an average of .322.
The Phillies are 34-37 against NL East Division opponents. The Philadelphia offense has compiled a .245 batting average as a team this season, Jean Segura leads the team with a mark of .279. The Nationals won the last meeting 6-5. Max Scherzer earned his 11th victory and Trea Turner went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and four RBIs for Washington. Aaron Nola took his seventh loss for Philadelphia.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rendon leads the Nationals with 173 hits and has 124 RBIs. Turner is 15-for-44 with five doubles, four home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Washington.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 7-3, .272 batting average, 2.97 ERA, outscored opponents by 20 runs
Phillies: 3-7, .209 batting average, 4.82 ERA, outscored by 16 runs
Nationals Injuries: Austen Williams: (shoulder), Jonny Venters: (shoulder), Koda Glover: (forearm), Roenis Elias: (hamstring), Adrian Sanchez: (illness), Kurt Suzuki: (elbow), Spencer Kieboom: (elbow).
Phillies Injuries: David Robertson: (elbow), Pat Neshek: (hamstring), Adam Morgan: (hip), Tommy Hunter: (forearm), Jerad Eickhoff: (finger), Seranthony Dominguez: (elbow), Jake Arrieta: (elbow), Victor Arano: (elbow), Roman Quinn: (groin), Andrew McCutchen: (knee), Corey Dickerson: (foot), J.T. Realmuto: (knee).