How to Watch Pirates vs. Nationals: Live Stream or on TV
On Sunday at 1:35 PM ET, Bryan Reynolds and the Pittsburgh Pirates (20-8) take on Alex Call and the Washington Nationals (9-17) at Nationals Park.
If you’re intending to watch this game, keep reading for streaming and TV options for the Pittsburgh-Washington matchup.
When is Pirates vs. Nationals and when does it start?
This matchup between the Pirates and Nationals is scheduled to start on Sunday, April 30, 2023. You can expect the opening pitch at 1:35 PM ET.
Where to watch Pirates vs. Nationals
The Pirates and Nationals will take to the diamond at Nationals Park for this matchup on April 30, 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 MASN.
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Pirates vs. Nationals Game Preview
Yesterday, the Pirates claimed a 16-1 win over the Nationals, with Vince Velasquez (6.0 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 5 K) registering the win for the Pirates. Jack Suwinski went 3-for-6 with a double, a home run and five RBI to lead the offense. Chad Kuhl (3.2 IP, 8 R, 7 H, 4 K) took the loss for the Nationals.
Pirates Stats, Odds & Insights
The Pirates have yet to lose a game they played as the moneyline favorite this season, going 7-0.
Pittsburgh is ninth in baseball with 34 home runs. They average 1.2 per game.
The Pirates rank second in MLB, slugging .456.
Pittsburgh’s 3.45 team ERA ranks sixth among all MLB pitching staffs.
The Pirates have the 13th-ranked WHIP in MLB (1.271).
Nationals Stats, Odds & Insights
This season, the Nationals have won nine out of the 26 games, or 34.6%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
Washington has hit just 15 homers this season, which ranks last in the majors.
The Nationals are 28th in MLB with a slugging percentage of only .345 this season.
Washington has pitched to a 4.70 ERA this season, which ranks 21st in baseball.
The Nationals rank 25th in MLB with a combined 1.425 WHIP this season.
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Pirates Starter Recent Performance: Johan Oviedo
|vs. Dodgers||Apr. 25||5.1||6||5||4||4||2|
|at Rockies||Apr. 19||6.0||3||1||1||6||3|
|at Cardinals||Apr. 14||7.0||6||1||1||10||1|
|vs. White Sox||Apr. 9||6.2||5||0||0||5||0|
|at Red Sox||Apr. 3||4.2||6||5||4||4||4|
Nationals Starter Recent Performance: Josiah Gray
|at Mets||Apr. 25||6.0||4||0||0||9||1|
|vs. Orioles||Apr. 18||5.0||4||1||1||3||4|
|at Angels||Apr. 11||5.2||4||2||2||3||2|
|at Rockies||Apr. 6||6.0||8||1||1||6||1|
|vs. Braves||Apr. 1||5.0||7||5||5||4||2|
Pirates Key Players to Watch
The Pirates are sending Johan Oviedo (2-1) out to make his sixth start of the season. He is 2-1 with a 3.03 ERA and 29 strikeouts through 29 2/3 innings pitched.
The right-hander last pitched on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, when he threw 5 1/3 innings, allowing four earned runs while giving up six hits.
The 25-year-old has amassed a 3.03 ERA and 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings in five games this season, while giving up a batting average of .224 to his opponents.
Reynolds is batting .313 with 22 RBI, both of which lead Pittsburgh hitters this season.
Andrew McCutchen has 23 hits and an OBP of .361 to go with a slugging percentage of .483 this season.
Ke’Bryan Hayes has 25 hits this season and a slash line of .240/.304/.385.
Nationals Key Players to Watch
Josiah Gray (1-4) will take to the mound for the Nationals and make his sixth start of the season.
The right-hander did not allow a run in six innings pitched on Tuesday in his last outing, a matchup with the New York Mets.
The 25-year-old has pitched to a 2.93 ERA this season with 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 3.3 walks per nine across five games.
Call has two doubles, two home runs and 15 walks while batting .253.
Keibert Ruiz has a club-best .282 batting average.
Jeimer Candelario has launched a team-high four homers.
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