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Probable Pitchers

San Diego Padres @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Jhoulys Chacin, RHP
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Something has to give for Chacin in D.C. In six road outings, he’s posted a 10.94 ERA (compared with a 0.67 mark at Petco Park). That said, Chacin has posted a 0.45 ERA in three career starts at Nationals Park.

Joe Ross, RHP
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    Joe Ross, regular season
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Ross has been given plenty of run support as the Nats have scored 62 runs during his first four starts, a Major League record. He threw eight innings of one-run ball in his return from Triple-A in his last start, which matched a career high.

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Washington Nationals @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Tanner Roark, RHP
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Roark put together perhaps his best start of the season Wednesday, allowing one run with eight strikeouts. He’s had the tendency to fall behind in counts this year, but is beginning to look more like the pitcher who had a 2.83 ERA in 2016.

Matt Moore, LHP
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The good news for Moore is that he doesn’t have to face Chicago’s Anthony Rizzo, who homered twice off him in his last start. Moore has allowed an average of 10.1 hits per nine innings, second-highest in his career.

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Washington Nationals @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Gio Gonzalez, LHP
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Gonzalez has come back to earth after his stellar start to the season. He gave up a combined six runs in 11 innings during his past two outings, struggling with his command. Still, the lefty holds a career-best 2.90 ERA.

Jeff Samardzija, RHP
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Samardzina’s streak of consecutive batters faced without issuing a walk ended at 154 last Thursday at Chicago. He also allowed three homers for the first time since his initial start of the season.

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Washington Nationals @ San Francisco Giants

, AT&T Park
Max Scherzer, RHP
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In one of his most dominant outings, Scherzer allowed one run and struck out 13 on Friday, coming 1/3 IP shy of his first complete game this year. He’s recorded the second-most strikeouts in the Majors this season.

Matt Cain, RHP
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    Matt Cain, last 3 starts
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    Matt Cain, regular season
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Cain has recorded a 1.21 ERA in his home starts. He has received one run or fewer of support in six of his 10 starts this season.

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