Nationals Game Notes — May 6 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Game #33: Washington Nationals (18-15) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (18-14) | 7:05 p.m. ET | Nationals Park
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Blake Treinen (0-0, 1.35 ERA) vs. LHP Clayton Kershaw (1-0, 1.35 ERA)
Clayton Kersahw returns from the Disabled List tonight to make his first start since facing the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia on March 22. Blake Treinen, who was previously in the big leagues this season as a reliever, is making his first career Major League start.
Radio: 106.7 FM / 1500 AM, also on nationals.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on MASN
Live Stats: nationals.com
Under the tutelage of Washington Nationals hitting coach Rick Schu, the Nationals have homered in 24 of the 32 games they’ve played this season (75 percent). In all of Major League Baseball, only the Colorado Rockies (26 of 34 games, 76 percent) and Toronto Blue Jays (25 of 32, 78 percent) have hit at least one home run in more games this season than the Nationals.
Adam LaRoche and Anthony Rendon lead the Nationals with five home runs each this season, followed closely by three teammates who’ve hit four: Danny Espinosa, Ian Desmond and Jayson Werth. Thirteen different Nationals players have hit at least one home run this season.
Here are tonight’s game notes, courtesy of the Washington Nationals PR department. Enjoy!