The Washington Nationals (24-32) will look for continued power from a hitter on a roll against the Philadelphia Phillies (25-31) on Friday at 7:05 PM ET, at Nationals Park. Keibert Ruiz is riding a two-game homer streak.

The Phillies will give the nod to Zack Wheeler (4-4, 3.60 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 5 on the season, and the Nationals will counter with Josiah Gray (4-5, 2.77 ERA).

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Nationals vs. Phillies Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, June 2, 2023
  • Time: 7:05 PM ET
  • TV: MASN
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Venue: Nationals Park
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  • Probable Pitchers: Wheeler - PHI (4-4, 3.60 ERA) vs Gray - WSH (4-5, 2.77 ERA)

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Nationals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Josiah Gray

  • The Nationals will send Gray (4-5) to make his 12th start of the season. He is 4-5 with a 2.77 ERA and 51 strikeouts in 61 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty last appeared on Saturday against the Kansas City Royals, when he went four innings, allowing two earned runs while giving up four hits.
  • In 11 games this season, the 25-year-old has an ERA of 2.77, with 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .241 against him.
  • Gray has five quality starts under his belt this year.
  • Gray has pitched five or more innings in a game 10 times this season heading into this outing.

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Phillies Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Zack Wheeler

  • The Phillies will hand the ball to Wheeler (4-4) for his 12th start of the season.
  • The right-hander allowed three hits in eight scoreless innings pitched against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.
  • The 33-year-old has an ERA of 3.60, a 5.07 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.138 in 11 games this season.
  • He's going for his third straight quality start.
  • Wheeler has 10 starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • The 33-year-old's 3.60 ERA ranks 32nd, 1.138 WHIP ranks 28th, and 10.5 K/9 ranks 13th among qualified pitchers in the majors this campaign.

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