BOTTOM LINE: Washington enters the game as losers of their last four games.
The Nationals are 5-9 against the rest of their division. The Washington offense has compiled a .246 batting average as a team this season, good for sixth in the National League. Trea Turner leads the team with an average of .318.
The Phillies have gone 10-10 against division opponents. Philadelphia’s lineup has 41 home runs this season, Rhys Hoskins leads the club with eight homers.
The Phillies won the last meeting 5-2. Jose Alvarado earned his third victory and Odubel Herrera went 2-for-5 with a home run and an RBI for Philadelphia. Brad Hand took his second loss for Washington.
TOP PERFORMERS: Turner leads the Nationals with 15 RBIs and is batting .318.
Hoskins leads the Phillies with eight home runs and is slugging .475.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 3-7, .239 batting average, 3.55 ERA, outscored by three runs