Slumping Phillies look to break 5-game skid against Nationals
Washington; Thursday, 4 p.m. EDT
LINE: Nationals -162; over/under is 10 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia enters the matchup as losers of their last five games.
The Nationals are 43-32 against the rest of their division. The Washington offense has compiled a .263 batting average as a team this season, good for seventh in the league. Anthony Rendon leads the team with an average of .322.
The Phillies are 34-38 against 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 5-2. Anibal Sanchez recorded his 11th victory and Howie Kendrick went 2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI for Washington. Mike Morin took his third loss for Philadelphia.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rendon leads the Nationals with 80 extra base hits and is batting .322. Trea Turner is 14-for-40 with five doubles, four home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Washington.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 7-3, .264 batting average, 3.17 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runs
Phillies: 3-7, .211 batting average, 4.77 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).