Washington hosts San Diego, looks to build on Strasburg’s solid outing
Washington; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Nationals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Nationals are 5-8 in home games. Washington is hitting a collective batting average of .255 this season, led by Anthony Rendon with an average of .356.
The Padres are 9-3 on the road. The San Diego offense has compiled a .221 batting average as a team this season, Fernando Tatis Jr. leads the team with a mark of .284. The Padres won the last meeting 8-3. Luis Perdomo earned his first victory and Hunter Renfroe went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBIs for San Diego. Wander Suero took his third loss for Washington.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rendon leads the Nationals with six home runs and has 18 RBIs. Matt Adams is 8-for-21 with three doubles, two home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Washington.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 4-6, .248 batting average, 4.86 ERA, outscored by six runs
Padres: 5-5, .202 batting average, 3.29 ERA, outscored by four runs
Nationals Injuries: Austen Williams: 10-day IL (shoulder), Trevor Rosenthal: 10-day IL (infection), Koda Glover: 60-day IL (forearm), Trea Turner: 10-day IL (finger), Anthony Rendon: day-to-day (elbow).
Padres Injuries: Garrett Richards: 60-day IL (elbow), Jacob Nix: 60-day IL (elbow), Aaron Loup: 10-day IL (elbow), Dinelson Lamet: 60-day IL (elbow), Brett Kennedy: 10-day IL (shoulder), Miguel Diaz: 10-day IL (knee), Jose Castillo: 60-day IL (hip), Travis Jankowski: 60-day IL (foot), Franchy Cordero: 10-day IL (elbow), Jose Pirela: 10-day IL (oblique).