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Nationals Probable Pitchers

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Nationals @ Mets
At Citi Field
TV: SNY, MASN 2
RHP
4-3, 3.32 ERA, 82 SO
Strasburg has been locked in since April 16, striking out 62 batters while issuing nine walks and holding hitters to a .189 batting average. He is 1-0 with a 2.84 ERA in a pair of starts against New York this year.
LHP
3-3, 3.96 ERA, 38 SO
Matz's pitch count was up in his return from the IL, which forced him out after 3 2/3 innings last Saturday in Miami. Most encouraging was he didn't feel discomfort while throwing his curve, a pitch that possibly irritates the nerve in his forearm.
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Marlins @ Nationals
At Nationals Park
TV: MASN, FS-F
RHP
3-5, 5.06 ERA, 49 SO
Lopez has been more on the attack with his two-seam fastball (or sinker), and is getting more ground balls -- 53 percent rate, up from 50 percent last year. He's averaging 9.19 K/9 and 2.44 BB/9, both improved from 2018 (7.06 K/9, 2.76 BB/9).
RHP
0-0, 6.00 ERA, 3 SO
McGowin gets a spot start in place of the injured Jeremy Hellickson. McGowin has pitched in six big league games in his brief MLB career, including one start, and has given up eight runs (seven earned) in 10 2/3 innings.
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Marlins @ Nationals
At Nationals Park
TV: MASN, FS-F
RHP
2-4, 4.25 ERA, 36 SO
Fresh off his first career shutout, Alcantara looks to build off his finest outing, when he blanked the Mets on 89 pitches. Now, he goes on the road, where he has a 4.58 ERA. Alcantara used 51 sinkers vs. the Mets, and he has a 46.3 percent ground ball rate.
TBD
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Marlins @ Nationals
At Nationals Park
TV: MASN, FS-F
LHP
3-1, 2.38 ERA, 71 SO
Smith comes off an "off outing" by his standards, a start in which he struck out seven while allowing two runs and three hits in five innings vs. the Tigers. The performance snapped a string of five straight starts with at least eight strikeouts.
TBD
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Marlins @ Nationals
At Nationals Park
TV: MASN, FS-F, ESPN