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    The Washington Nationals (65-81) visit the Pittsburgh Pirates (68-78) on Thursday at 12:35 PM ET. The Nationals are underdogs (+137) against the favored Pirates (-162). Pittsburgh has Mitch Keller set to start, while Washington counters with Josiah Gray.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Pirates vs. Nationals

    • Game Day: Thursday, September 14, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:35 PM ET
    • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: PNC Park
    Pirates vs Nationals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Pirates -162 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Pirates vs. the Nationals?

    • TV Channel: MLB Network

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates are fourth-worst in MLB action with 142 home runs.
    • Pittsburgh’s .237 batting average ranks 27th in MLB.
    • The Pirates’ .314 on-base percentage is 22nd in MLB.
    • Pittsburgh strikes out 8.8 times per game to rank 20th in the majors.
    • The Pirates have hit 62 home runs at home this season (0.8 per game).
    • Pittsburgh has a .387 slugging percentage and is averaging 2.8 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team is batting .245 with 590 hits (eight per game) at home this season.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds leads Pittsburgh with 141 hits and a team-best slugging percentage of .473. He’s batting .272 with an on-base percentage of .332.
    • Among qualifying batters in the majors, his batting average ranks 39th, his on-base percentage ranks 66th, and he is 40th in slugging.
    • Ke’Bryan Hayes is hitting .267 with 25 doubles, seven triples, 13 home runs and 27 walks. He’s slugging .446 with an on-base percentage of .308.
    • Among qualifying batters, he is 61st in batting average, 116th in on-base percentage and 70th in slugging percentage.
    • Hayes takes a two-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. During his last five outings he is hitting .250 with two doubles, a walk and three RBI.
    • Jack Suwinski has collected 84 base hits, an OBP of .340 and a slugging percentage of .455 this season.
    • Suwinski heads into this game with six games in a row with at least one hit. During his last 10 outings he is batting .323 with three doubles, two home runs, six walks and eight RBI.
    • Connor Joe has been key for Pittsburgh with 87 hits, an OBP of .333 plus a slugging percentage of .412.

    Nationals Stats & Trends

    Nationals Batting

    • The Nationals have hit just 135 homers this season, which ranks 29th in the league.
    • Washington has a team batting average of .255 this season, which ranks 11th among MLB teams.
    • The Nationals have an on-base percentage of .315 this season, which ranks 21st in the league.
    • Washington has the fewest strikeouts in MLB, fanning only 7.1 times per game on average.
    • They’ve hit 72 homers, an average of 1 per game, in 72 road contests this season.
    • Washington has a team slugging percentage of .391 in away games this season with 205 extra-base hits.
    • In 72 road games this season, they have a batting average of .247 while averaging 8.6 base hits per contest.

    Nationals Key Batters

    • Lane Thomas has 155 hits with a .476 slugging percentage, both team-high marks for the Nationals. He’s batting .277 and with an on-base percentage of .326.
    • He is 29th in batting average, 80th in on-base percentage and 35th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters in MLB.
    • C.J. Abrams is hitting .248 with 22 doubles, five triples, 18 home runs and 27 walks. He’s slugging .422 with an on-base percentage of .304.
    • Including all qualified players, he ranks 102nd in batting average, 122nd in on-base percentage and 88th in slugging percentage.
    • Joey Meneses is batting .279 with 33 doubles, a triple, 11 home runs and 34 walks.
    • Keibert Ruiz has 20 doubles, 17 home runs and 30 walks while hitting .260.

    Pirates vs. Nationals Probable Pitchers

    Mitch Keller (PIT) Pitcher Josiah Gray (WSH)
    11 – 9 W/L 7 – 11
    174.2 IP 141.2
    4.23 ERA 4.13
    1.288 WHIP 1.496
    9.8 K/9 7.8
    2.6 BB/9 4.8

    Pirates vs. Nationals Injury Updates

    • Pirates: Henry Davis: 10 Day IL (Hand), Andrew McCutchen: 10 Day IL (Achilles), Vince Velásquez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Angel Perdomo: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tucupita Marcano: 60 Day IL (Knee), Oneil Cruz: 60 Day IL (Ankle), Jarlin García: 60 Day IL (Arm), JT Brubaker: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Nationals: Riley Adams: 10 Day IL (Wrist), MacKenzie Gore: 15 Day IL (Finger), Thad Ward: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Carl Edwards Jr.: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Victor Robles: 60 Day IL (Back), Stone Garrett: 60 Day IL (Leg), Stephen Strasburg: 60 Day IL (Ribs/shoulder), Tanner Rainey: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Cade Cavalli: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Victor Arano: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Pirates and Nationals (Last 10 Games)

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