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It is the nationals home opener.
Drew Storen and Mike Morse are both out long term for DC
Gio Gonzalez 1
Chapman is unavailable per Fay
Phillips may play Saturday or Sunday. Weather is supposed to be warmer. Baker was tempted to use him as pinch-hitter yesterday.
After lackluster debuts with the Nationals and Reds, respectively, pitchers Gio Gonzalez and Mat Latos will both be seeking their first victory in their new uniforms this season when they square off Thursday afternoon at Nationals Park in Washington's home opener.
Gonzalez settled for a no-decision after allowing four runs on seven hits in just 3 2/3 innings of work against the Cubs on April 7. Latos didn't fare much better against the Marlins the same day, getting saddled with the loss after lasting 4 2/3 innings, also allowing four runs off seven base knocks.
Another thing working in Latos' favor is his 3-1 career record against the Nationals, including a 2-0 mark with a 1.42 ERA at Nationals Park.