Colorado Rockies starting pitcher German Marquez (48) in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies (20-23, fifth in the NL West) vs. Washington Nationals (15-30, fifth in the NL East)

Washington; Thursday, 7:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: German Marquez (1-4, 6.14 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, 39 strikeouts); Nationals: Patrick Corbin (0-7, 6.60 ERA, 1.70 WHIP, 39 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Nationals -115, Rockies -105; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Nationals begin a four-game series at home against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday.

Washington is 15-30 overall and 6-17 at home. The Nationals have the ninth-ranked team on-base percentage in the NL at .313.

Colorado has a 20-23 record overall and a 6-12 record on the road. The Rockies have the top team batting average in the NL at .263.

Thursday’s game is the fourth time these teams match up this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Juan Soto has eight doubles and eight home runs for the Nationals. Lane Thomas is 6-for-35 with two doubles, a triple, a home run and five RBI over the last 10 games.

Charlie Blackmon has seven doubles and six home runs for the Rockies. C.J. Cron is 14-for-42 with two doubles and three home runs over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 3-7, .233 batting average, 5.90 ERA, outscored by 35 runs
Rockies: 3-7, .268 batting average, 4.96 ERA, outscored by six runs

INJURIES: Nationals: Mason Thompson: 60-Day IL (biceps), Sean Doolittle: 60-Day IL (elbow), Anibal Sanchez: 60-Day IL (neck), Ehire Adrianza: 60-Day IL (quadricep), Hunter Harvey: 10-Day IL (pronator), Will Harris: 60-Day IL (pectoral), Seth Romero: 60-Day IL (calf), Stephen Strasburg: 10-Day IL (shoulder/neck), Carter Kieboom: 60-Day IL (right forearm), Joe Ross: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Rockies: Kris Bryant: 10-Day IL (back), Robert Stephenson: 15-Day IL (covid-19), Antonio Senzatela: 15-Day IL (back), Ryan Rolison: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Peter Lambert: 10-Day IL (forearm), Scott Oberg: 60-Day IL (arm)

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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