The Philadelphia Phillies play the second game of a two-game series on the road Tuesday against the Washington Nationals. Philadelphia improved to 66-64 following a 7-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. Philadelphia won each of the last three games of its four-game series against Arizona and the Phillies are second in the National League East 4 ½ games behind first place Atlanta.
Bryce Harper is batting .301 to lead Philadelphia and the right fielder has a team high .417 on-base percentage. First baseman Rhys Hoskins is the leader in home runs with 27 and RBIs with 71, while shortstop Jean Segura is the leader in hits with 118. On Tuesday, Philadelphia will send Matt Moore to the mound. The left-hander is 2-4 with an ERA of 6.12, 57 Ks and 30 BBs.
Washington is 55-74 following a 9-4 loss to the New York Mets on Sunday. Washington was defeated in each of the last two games of its three-game series with the Mets and the Nationals have lost four out of the last five. Washington is fourth in the National League East 15 games behind the first place Atlanta Braves.
Juan Soto is batting .298 to lead Washington and the left fielder is the leader in hits with 117 and on-base percentage at .441. Josh Bell is the leader in home runs with 23 and RBIs with 73. On Tuesday, the Washington Nationals will send Patrick Corbin to the mound. The left-hander is 7-13 with an ERA of 7.13, 110 Ks and 43 BBs.