National League Preview from The Sports Network|
Saturday, September 28th
(All times Eastern)
Washington Nationals (85-75) at Arizona Diamondbacks (80-80), 8:10 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Washington - Dan Haren (9-14, 4.87)
Arizona - Brandon McCarthy (5-10, 4.64)
(Sports Network) - The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost three in a row and will
try to get back on track Saturday in the second meeting of a three-game series
versus the Washington Nationals.
The Diamondbacks dropped an 8-4 decision on Friday, as Patrick Corbin allowed
five runs and six hits in five innings to suffer the loss.
"I felt fine and healthy and made it through a full season," said Corbin.
"Hopefully next year I can improve and get better and learn from my mistakes."
Didi Gregorius, Gerardo Parra and Matt Davidson had an RBI apiece for Arizona.
Paul Goldschmidt extended his hitting streak to 17 with a single in the fifth
Toeing the rubber for the D'backs Saturday will be Brandon McCarthy. McCarthy
has a 5-10 record in 21 starts with a 4.64 ERA and lost his last outing Monday
in a 4-1 setback at San Diego, where he gave up four runs and eight hits in
McCarthy, who was 2-0 in three starts, has never faced the Nationals.
Washington ended a three-game losing streak with Friday's win at Arizona.
Stephen Strasburg delivered seven innings of two-run ball for the win and
Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos each hit three-run homers for Washington.
"You've got to grind through it, and I was able to make the adjustments in the
end," Strasburg said.
Dan Haren gets the start for the Nats Saturday and he is 9-14 with a 4.87 ERA
in 30 games (29 starts) this season. Haren is 1-3 in his past four decisions
and 1-1 with a 5.00 ERA in two career games (1 start) against his former
Arizona club. Haren pitched two-plus season with the D'backs.
The Nationals are 3-1 against Arizona this season.
09/28 10:52:03 ET