Rays vs. Nationals Probable Starting Pitchers Today – June 28

The Washington Nationals (38-42) hope to stop their three-game losing run versus the Tampa Bay Rays (40-41), at 6:50 PM ET on Friday.

The Rays will give the ball to Zach Eflin (3-5, 4.20 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 4 on the season, and the Nationals will counter with Mitchell Parker (5-3, 3.30 ERA).

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Rays vs. Nationals Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, June 28, 2024
  • Time: 6:50 PM ET
  • TV: MASN2
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Venue: Tropicana Field
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Eflin – TB (3-5, 4.20 ERA) vs Parker – WSH (5-3, 3.30 ERA)

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Rays Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Zach Eflin

  • The Rays’ Eflin (3-5) will make his 15th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up four earned runs in seven innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • The 30-year-old has pitched to a 4.20 ERA this season with 7 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 0.7 walks per nine across 14 games.
  • In 14 starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in four of them.
  • Eflin has three starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • He has made 14 appearances and finished two of them without allowing an earned run.
  • Among qualified major league pitchers this season, the 30-year-old’s 4.20 ERA ranks 59th, 1.143 WHIP ranks 32nd, and 7 K/9 ranks 62nd.

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Nationals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Mitchell Parker

  • Parker (5-3 with a 3.30 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 73 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Nationals, his 14th of the season.
  • His most recent time out was on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies, when the left-hander threw six innings, surrendering four earned runs while allowing six hits.
  • The 24-year-old has an ERA of 3.30, with 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings in 13 games this season. Opponents are batting .229 against him.
  • Parker has five quality starts under his belt this year.
  • Parker will aim to go five or more innings for his third straight start. He’s averaging 5.6 innings per outing.
  • He has made two appearances this season in which he did not surrender an earned run.

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