How to Watch Pirates vs. Nationals: Live Stream or on TV

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How to Watch Pirates vs. Nationals: Live Stream or on TV


On Saturday at 1:05 PM ET, Bryan Reynolds and the Pittsburgh Pirates (18-8) face Keibert Ruiz and the Washington Nationals (9-15) at Nationals Park.

See how to watch the Pittsburgh-Washington matchup below.

When is Pirates vs. Nationals and when does it start?

This game between the Pirates and Nationals is set to start on Saturday, April 29, 2023. Expect to see the opening pitch at 1:05 PM ET.

Where to watch Pirates vs. Nationals

The Pirates and Nationals will hit the diamond at Nationals Park for this matchup on April 29, and if you would like to catch the action live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on MLB Network.

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Pirates Stats, Odds & Insights

The Pirates have been favored on the moneyline a total of five times this season, and they’ve won each of those games.

Pittsburgh ranks 14th in baseball with 30 home runs. They average 1.2 per game.

The Pirates rank sixth in MLB with a .438 slugging percentage.

Pittsburgh has the eighth-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (3.60).

Pitchers for the Pirates combine for the 17th-ranked WHIP in MLB (1.301).

Nationals Stats, Odds & Insights

This season, the Nationals have been the underdog 24 times and won nine, or 37.5%, of those games.

Washington has hit just 14 homers this season, which ranks last in the majors.

The Nationals rank 29th in the majors with a .346 team slugging percentage.

Washington has the 14th-ranked ERA (4.16) in the majors this season.

The Nationals have a combined WHIP of 1.352 as a pitching staff, which ranks 21st in MLB.

Pirates Starter Recent Performance: Rich Hill

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
vs. Reds Apr. 22 5.0 6 1 1 7 3
at Rockies Apr. 17 6.0 6 1 1 7 2
vs. Astros Apr. 12 6.0 5 2 2 0 2
vs. White Sox Apr. 7 4.0 8 7 7 1 0
at Reds Apr. 1 5.0 3 3 3 7 2

Nationals Starter Recent Performance: Patrick Corbin

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
at Twins Apr. 23 6.0 7 3 3 6 2
vs. Guardians Apr. 16 6.0 5 4 2 4 0
at Angels Apr. 10 5.0 7 4 4 3 3
vs. Rays Apr. 5 6.0 10 6 6 3 0
vs. Braves Mar. 30 3.0 7 4 2 3 3

Pirates Key Players to Watch

The Pirates will send Rich Hill (2-2) to the mound to make his sixth start of the season. He is 2-2 with a 4.85 ERA and 22 strikeouts through 26 2/3 innings pitched.

In his last outing on Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds, the left-hander tossed five innings, giving up one earned run while surrendering six hits.

In five games this season, the 43-year-old has put up a 4.85 ERA and 7.6 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .272 to opposing hitters.

Reynolds leads Pittsburgh in batting average (.301), home runs (five) and runs batted in (20) this season.

Andrew McCutchen’s five home runs are most among Pittsburgh batters. He’s driven in 13 runs this season while slugging .506.

Ke’Bryan Hayes has collected 22 base hits, an OBP of .292 and a slugging percentage of .375 this season.

Nationals Key Players to Watch

Patrick Corbin (1-3) will take to the mound for the Nationals and make his sixth start of the season.

The left-hander’s last start was on Sunday, when he tossed six innings while giving up three earned runs on seven hits in a matchup with the Minnesota Twins.

The 33-year-old has an ERA of 5.88 and 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .313 in five games this season.

Ruiz has put up a team-best batting average of .296.

Jeimer Candelario’s four home runs pace his team.

Alex Call has a double, two home runs and 15 walks while hitting .239.

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Author: Sam Russell

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