Washington Nationals vs Los Angeles Dodgers: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA

When: Thursday, May 9th at 10:10 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): Nationals TV/Radio: MASN, WJFK/106.7 FM. Dodgers TV/Radio: SportsNet LA, KLAC 570 AM.

Team Notes

Washington Nationals

The Nationals are in a tailspin with a record of 14-20 through their first 34 games in 2019.

One of the strengths of the Nationals is their starting rotation but in the games started by three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer, Washington is just 1-7.

The Nationals currently have 18-1 odds to win the National League and fallen to 30-1 to take the World Series.

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers are off to a strong start as they seek their seventh straight NL West title in 2019.

At home this season, the Dodgers are cooking with a 12-4 record, scoring 97 runs in the 16 games.

The Dodgers are 3-1 to win the NL title and 6-1 to win the 2019 World Series.

Pitcher Notes

Nationals: Patrick Corbin (2-0, 5.82 ERA)

After a rough start against St. Louis to end April, Corbin was better in his last outing against Philadelphia.

Corbin threw 118 pitches against the Phillies, allowing three runs in six innings with six strikeouts.

  • In 18 innings on the road this year, Corbin has struck out 21 hitters and allowed a .239 average.
  • Left-handed batters are weak against Corbin this season with a .208 batting average.
  • The Nationals starter has allowed 49 base runners in 43.2 innings in 2019, for a strong 1.12 WHIP.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Rich Hill (1-1, 3.07 ERA)

After starting the season on the injured list, Hill has made two unexceptional starts to open the season.

In his last start, the 39-year old lefty was beaten around by the Padres, allowing two homers and three earned runs in four innings.

  • In Hill’s last start, he threw 4 innings, striking out three San Diego hitters.
  • The Dodgers starter has allowed four earned runs in 10 innings this year.
  • Hill has given up four homers in his two 2019 starts, with two coming each on the road and at home.

Hitter Notes

Washington Nationals

The Nationals offense has been pretty good on the road this season, scoring 88 runs in 15 games for a 5.9 runs per game average.

Despite scoring almost 6 runs per game, the Nationals are just 7-8 in those 15 road contests.

  • OF Adam Eaton is 1 for 1 against Hill in his career, with that one hit being a triple.
  • 3B Anthony Rendon is 1 for 1 versus the Dodgers starter with a solo homer.
  • 2B Howie Kendrick is 1 for 5 against Hill, but expect him in the lineup for the righty-lefty matchup.

Los Angeles Dodgers

With almost a quarter of the season complete, the Dodgers have scored 5.3 runs per contest this season, tops in the National League.

Los Angeles is hitting .245 against lefties this season with eighteen of their 57 total home runs coming against southpaws.

  • 3B Justin Turner is 12 for 29 off Corbin, with two homers and six RBI.
  • C Austin Barnes is 3 of 10 versus Corbin with two solo homers in his career.
  • 1B Cody Bellinger is 2 for 7 with a double off the Washington left-hander.

Roster Notes

Washington Nationals

  • OF Juan Soto is out with back spasms and should return shortly from the 10-day IL.
  • 1B Matt Adams has a strained shoulder and is on the 10-day IL.
  • 3B Anthony Rendon has returned from a short stint on the IL with an elbow bruise.

Los Angeles Dodgers

  • OF A.J. Pollock is on the 10-day IL after elbow surgery to replace hardware in one elbow and antibiotics for the other elbow to clear up a staph infection from a cut.
  • RP Caleb Ferguson is rehabbing his strained oblique with a return that is at least two weeks away.
  • C Travis D’Arnaud was signed by Dodgers after his release from the Mets.

Game Odds

The game odds will be added as soon as they are made available by the sportsbooks.

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Total Runs

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Run Line

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888Sport NJ-167+140

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