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Diamondbacks vs. Nationals: Free Live Stream, TV Channel, How to Watch


The Arizona Diamondbacks (17-14), led by Christian Walker, host Victor Robles and the Washington Nationals (13-18) at 9:40 PM ET on Friday in a series opener.

Keep reading to see how to watch the Arizona-Washington matchup below.

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

This matchup between the Diamondbacks and Nationals is set to start on Friday, May 5, 2023. You should expect the opening pitch at 9:40 PM ET.

Where to watch Diamondbacks vs. Nationals

The Diamondbacks and Nationals will hit the field at Chase Field for this matchup on May 5, and if you want to see the matchup 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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Diamondbacks Stats, Odds & Insights

The Diamondbacks have been the moneyline favorite eight total times this season. They’ve gone 5-3 in those games.

Arizona averages one home run per game to rank 21st in MLB action with 31 total home runs .

The Diamondbacks are ninth in baseball with a .432 slugging percentage.

Arizona has a 4.95 team ERA that ranks 24th among all MLB pitching staffs.

The Diamondbacks average baseball’s 21st-ranked WHIP (1.373).

Nationals Stats, Odds & Insights

This season, the Nationals have won 13 out of the 31 games, or 41.9%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

Washington has hit just 18 homers this season, which ranks 29th in the majors.

The Nationals are 28th in MLB with a slugging percentage of only .352 this season.

Washington pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.32 ERA this year, which ranks 13th in MLB.

The Nationals rank 23rd in MLB with a combined 1.381 WHIP this season.

Diamondbacks Starter Recent Performance: Merrill Kelly

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
at Rockies Apr. 28 6.0 6 1 1 5 1
vs. Padres Apr. 22 5.0 3 4 4 7 5
at Cardinals Apr. 17 6.0 5 1 1 3 0
vs. Brewers Apr. 11 6.0 1 3 3 7 4
vs. Dodgers Apr. 6 5.2 6 4 4 4 4

Nationals Starter Recent Performance: Josiah Gray

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
vs. Pirates Apr. 30 6.0 3 1 1 6 3
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

Diamondbacks Key Players to Watch

Merrill Kelly (2-3) takes the mound for the Diamondbacks in his seventh start of the season. He’s put together a 3.62 ERA in 32 1/3 innings pitched, with 30 strikeouts.

In his most recent outing on Saturday, April 29 against the Colorado Rockies, the right-hander tossed six innings, allowing one earned run while surrendering six hits.

In six games this season, the 34-year-old has an ERA of 3.62, with 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .214 against him.

Walker leads Arizona in home runs with seven and runs batted in with 25.

Corbin Carroll is batting .323 to lead Arizona, while adding four homers and nine runs batted in this season.

Ketel Marte has 28 hits this season and a slash line of .267/.325/.514.

Nationals Key Players to Watch

The Nationals’ Josiah Gray (2-4) will make his seventh start of the season.

The right-hander’s last appearance was on Sunday, when he threw six innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates, giving up one earned run while allowing three hits.

The 25-year-old has pitched to a 2.67 ERA this season with 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 3.5 walks per nine across six games.

Robles paces the Nationals with a .302 batting average.

Alex Call is hitting .230 with three doubles, three home runs and 15 walks.

Luis Garcia is hitting .223 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs and seven walks.

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Author: Sam Russell

Sam hails from Grandville, Michigan. He has a rich sports background, including playing baseball at Central Michigan before covering high school sports and working with the Orlando Magic. He earned his degree from Central Michigan University and was a member of the 2010 MAC Championship baseball team. Sam grew his knowledge of sports betting while working with Betsperts in various areas such as writing, social media, betting research, and business development. He's a big fan of the NBA, NFL, and MLB, highly interested in data and statistics.