Phillies vs. Nationals Probable Starting Pitchers Today – May 18

The Washington Nationals (20-23) bring a three-game losing streak into a home contest versus the Philadelphia Phillies (32-14), at 6:05 PM ET on Saturday.

The probable starters are Cristopher Sanchez (2-3) for the Phillies and MacKenzie Gore (2-4) for the Nationals.

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Phillies vs. Nationals Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
  • Time: 6:05 PM ET
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Venue: Citizens Bank Park
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  • Probable Pitchers: Sanchez – PHI (2-3, 3.43 ERA) vs Gore – WSH (2-4, 3.38 ERA)

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Phillies Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Cristopher Sanchez

  • The Phillies will send Sanchez (2-3) to the mound for his ninth start this season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Monday, when he threw 5 2/3 innings against the New York Mets, giving up three earned runs while allowing seven hits.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 3.43 and 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .269 in eight games this season.
  • He has earned a quality start three times in eight starts this season.
  • Sanchez will look to finish five or more innings for the fourth start in a row.
  • He has allowed at least one earned run in every appearance this season.

Cristopher Sanchez vs. Nationals

  • The Nationals are batting .223 this season, 27th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .348 (28th in the league) with 35 home runs.
  • The left-hander has allowed the Nationals to go 6-for-19 with a double and three RBI in 4 1/3 innings this season.

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Nationals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: MacKenzie Gore

  • The Nationals will send Gore (2-4) to the mound for his ninth start of the season. He is 2-4 with a 3.38 ERA and 51 strikeouts over 40 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent time out was on Sunday against the Boston Red Sox, when the lefty tossed six innings, surrendering two earned runs while allowing six hits.
  • In eight games this season, the 25-year-old has put up an ERA of 3.38, with 11.5 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .283 against him.
  • Gore has registered two quality starts this year.
  • Gore enters the matchup with six outings of five or more innings pitched this season.
  • In one of his appearances this season he has not allow an earned run.

MacKenzie Gore vs. Phillies

  • He will take the hill against a Phillies offense that ranks fourth in the league with 400 total hits (on a .257 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .411 (sixth in the league) with 51 total home runs (seventh in MLB action).
  • In 5 2/3 innings over one appearance against the Phillies this season, Gore has a 3.18 ERA and a 1.235 WHIP while his opponents are batting .263.
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