Strasburg scheduled to start for Nationals at Padres
San Diego; Sunday, 4 p.m. EDT
LINE: Nationals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: San Diego and Washington will play at PETCO Park Sunday.
The Padres are 18-19 on their home turf. San Diego has hit 96 home runs this season, ninth in the National League. Franmil Reyes leads them with 19, averaging one every 10.6 at-bats.
The Nationals are 14-20 on the road. The Washington pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.71. Max Scherzer leads the team with a 2.83 earned run average. The Nationals won the last meeting 4-1. Scherzer earned his fourth victory and Brian Dozier went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for Washington. Eric Lauer took his fifth loss for San Diego.
TOP PERFORMERS: Eric Hosmer leads the Padres with 69 hits and has 36 RBIs. Reyes is 6-for-31 with a double, four home runs and five RBIs over the last 10 games for San Diego.
LAST 10 GAMES: Padres: 4-6, .215 batting average, 5.36 ERA, outscored by 16 runs
Nationals: 7-3, .263 batting average, 3.70 ERA, outscored opponents by 18 runs
Padres Injuries: Adam Warren: 10-day IL (forearm), 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), Austin Hedges: day-to-day (ankle).
Nationals Injuries: Austen Williams: 10-day IL (shoulder), Justin Miller: 10-day IL (shoulder), Jeremy Hellickson: 10-day IL (shoulder), Koda Glover: 60-day IL (forearm), Ryan Zimmerman: 10-day IL (foot).