BOTTOM LINE: Rhys Hoskins is riding a 10-game hitting streak as Philadelphia readies to play Washington.
The Phillies are 13-15 against teams from the NL East. The Philadelphia pitching staff averages 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings, Zack Wheeler leads them with a mark of 11.
The Nationals are 8-11 in division matchups. The Washington offense has compiled a .250 batting average as a team this season, good for fifth in the league. Trea Turner leads the team with an average of .312.
The Nationals won the last meeting 5-1. Patrick Corbin earned his second victory and Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for Washington. Zach Eflin registered his second loss for Philadelphia.
TOP PERFORMERS: Hoskins leads the Phillies with 25 extra base hits and is batting .270.
Turner leads the Nationals with 10 home runs and is batting .312.
LAST 10 GAMES: Phillies: 4-6, .240 batting average, 4.66 ERA, outscored by one run