Blake Snell of the Padres is looking to make a comeback in Washington

Blake Snell is hoping to bounce back after his worst outing of the season San Diego Padres to visit the Washington Nationals in the rubber match of a three-game series on Thursday

Snell (1-6, 5.40 ERA) was 1-3 with a 3.54 ERA over a five-start stretch and went four innings in Friday’s 6-1 home loss to the Boston Red Sox he gave up six runs on five hits.

“I didn’t help them by putting them in a hole,” Snell said of his teammates.

The 30-year-old left-hander is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA in his career They are national

Right-hander Jake Irvin (1-2, 5.50 ERA) will make his fifth major league start. They are national. The 26-year-old pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings against the San Francisco Giants on May 8, but has allowed a total of 12 runs (10 earned) in 7 1/3 innings over his last two starts. In his most recent outing, Irvin gave up six runs, four earned, five hits and four walks in 2 2/3 innings Friday against the Detroit Tigers.

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“I just make worse pitches,” Irvin said of his problems with the game. “It was one of those days where the speed limit doesn’t go down that often and that’s disappointing. … I wanted to make a noise.”

On Wednesday, Alex Call had two hits and two RBIs They are national He won the middle game of the series 5-3

Trevor Williams entered the sixth inning and Dominic Smith had two hits They are national, who have won three of their last four games and are 11-11 in May. THE They are national They are 9-5 at home since April 30th after going 2-11 at home on the season

Call’s two-run double was the highlight of a four-run second inning.

“We have a lot of confidence in our pitchers, so when we can take the pressure off them and give them support, I think it gives them a little bit of freedom to not have to be perfect,” Call said. “It’s big for everybody. It takes the pressure off. You just feel relaxed.”

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Lane Thomas extended his streak to a career-high 20 with his RBI double in the fourth inning.

The Washington Chiefs pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings for the win. Hunter Harvey came on to retire Fernando Tatis, Jr. with two outs and a runner on in the seventh and Kyle Finnegan came on to save the ninth.

Rougned Odor and Ha-Seong Kim homered in the Padres, who won their previous two matches. The problem for San Diego was that they only collected four total hits in the game

Starter Ryan Weathers gave up five runs, four earned, for San Diego in six innings.

“He gave us six innings. I thought he pitched pretty well.” Padres manager Bob Melvin said of Weathers. “When you get four hits, it’s hard to win a game.

After collecting three hits against his former team in a 7-4 win at San Diego on Tuesday, Juan Soto went 0-2 with two walks and a run scored.

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The sinking Padres trying to avoid losing their sixth straight

San Diego got some good news off the field on Wednesday. Third baseman Manny Machado had his first ground ball since going on the 10-day disabled list last week with a broken left hand. You can come back on Friday.

— Field Level Media