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Erick Fedde struggled through 2 1/3 innings on the mound for the Nationals Wednesday, allowing nine runs on nine hits while also walking two and striking out one in the Nationals' 9-2 loss to the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Fedde has allowed four or more runs in three of his last six starts for the Nationals, posting a 1.56 K/BB ratio in that span. The 29-year-old finishes a disappointing 2022 season, posting a 5.81 ERA and 1.63 WHIP with 94 strikeouts in 27 starts (6-13) on the mound.

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Alex Call went 2-for-4 Wednesday, doubling, homering, scoring one run, and driving in two runs in the Nationals' 9-2 loss to the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Call picked up hits in four of his last six games for the Nationals, scoring four runs and driving in two runs in that span. The 28-year-old finishes his 2022 season with a .237 batting average, 18 runs scored, five home runs, and 13 runs batted in.

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Paolo Espino lasted just 1/3 of an inning on the mound in the second game of a doubleheader for the Nationals Tuesday, allowing seven runs on five hits while also walking two in the Nationals' 8-0 loss to the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Espino allowed four or more runs in each of his last two starts for the Nationals, posting a 2.50 K/BB ratio in that span. The 35-year-old carries a 1.37 WHIP and 4.84 ERA with 92 strikeouts in 42 appearances (19 starts) on the mound this season.

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Cory Abbott lasted four innings on the mound in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits while also walking four and striking out six in the Nationals' 4-2 loss to the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Abbott has allowed three or more runs in each of his last three starts for the Nationals, posting a 13K/9BB ratio in that span. The 27-year-old carries a 1.44 WHIP and 5.25 ERA with 45 strikeouts in 16 appearances (nine starts) on the mound this season.

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Riley Adams went 1-for-3 in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday, hitting a two-run home run in the Nationals' 4-2 loss to the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Adams has picked up hits in two of his last three games for the Nationals, scoring two runs and driving in two runs in that span. The catcher has struggled through a disappointing season at the plate for the Nationals, hitting just .176 with 14 runs scored, five home runs, and 10 runs batted in through 48 games this season.

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Patrick Corbin struggled through 4 2/3 innings on the mound for the Nationals Sunday, allowing seven runs on 10 hits while also walking three and striking out three in the Nationals' 8-1 loss to the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Corbin allowed more than one run for just the second time in his last five starts, posting a 15K/4BB ratio in that span. The left-hander has struggled for most of an extremely disappointing season for fantasy managers, posting a 1.70 WHIP and 6.31 ERA with 128 strikeouts in 31 starts (6-19) on the mound this season.

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Tommy Romero struggled through 3 2/3 innings on the mound for the Nationals in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday, allowing eight runs on eight hits while also walking four and striking out two in the Nationals' 8-2 loss to the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Romero struggled with command and control Saturday, throwing just 61.5% of his pitches for strikes and allowing a .421 opponents' batting average. The 25-year-old carries a 2.40 WHIP and 10.80 ERA with seven strikeouts in four appearances this season.

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Luis Garcia went 1-for-4 in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday, doubling and driving in run in the Nationals' 8-2 loss to the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Garcia has gotten hits in five of his last six games for the Nationals, scoring three runs and driving in seven runs in that span. The 22-year-old carries a .711 OPS with 29 runs scored, seven home runs, and 45 runs batted in through 89 games this season.

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Anibal Sanchez last five innings on the mound in the first game of a doubleheader for the Nationals Saturday, allowing four runs on five hits while also walking three and striking out six in the Nationals' 13-4 win over the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Sanchez allowed more than two runs for the first time in his last five starts on the mound for the Nationals, posting a 16K/12BB ratio in that span. The veteran right-hander carries a 4.28 ERA and 1.27 WHIP with 48 strikeouts in 14 starts (4-6) on the mound this season.

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CJ Abrams went 3-for-5 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday, singling three times and scoring one run in the Nationals' 13-4 win over the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Abrams continues to stay hot at the plate for the Nationals, hitting .414 with five runs scored and two runs batted in over his last seven games. The 21-year-old is hitting .250 with 33 runs scored, two home runs, and 21 runs batted in through 86 games this season.

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Luke Voit went 2-for-5 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday, singling, homering, scoring two runs, and driving in two runs in the Nationals' 13-4 win over the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Voit has gotten hits in four of his last six games for the Nationals, scoring three runs and driving in five runs in that span. The 31-year-old has struggled to produce consistently at the plate for fantasy managers, hitting .232 with 55 runs scored, 22 home runs, and 69 runs batted in through 130 games this season.

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Joey Meneses went 3-for-4 in the first game of a doubleheader for the Nationals Saturday, singling, doubling, homering, scoring four runs, and driving in four runs in the Nationals' 13-4 win over the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Meneses continues to stay hot at the plate for the Nationals, posting a 1.101 OPS with 10 runs scored, five home runs, and 11 runs batted in over his last 15 games. The 30-year-old slugger has been a pleasant late-season surprise for fantasy managers, hitting .332 with 33 runs scored, 13 home runs, and 33 runs batted in through 51 games this season.

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Cade Cavalli throwing again

Fri, Sep 30th 11:54am EDT
By Chris Clegg

Cade Cavalli has resumed throwing after being shut down due to shoulder discomfort in mid-September. (Source: Mark Zuckerman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cavalli won't make another start for Washington this year, but it is positive news for 2023 that he is throwing and feels good. There has been no pain when throwing, according to Cavalli.

Category: Injury Updates


MacKenzie Gore will not start for the Nationals before the season ends. (Source: Mark Zuckerman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gore made four rehab starts in Triple-A and could have been in line to return for one start in Washington, but the Nationals are choosing to play it safe. With bad weather and Gore's arm not being fully built up, the Nationals will shut him down. He will be 100 percent healthy for Spring Training in 2023.

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Kyle Finnegan tossed two scoreless innings in relief for the Nationals Wednesday, allowing just one hit while also striking out one and picking up the win in the Nationals' 3-2 win over the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Finnegan has held opponents scoreless in eight of 11 September relief appearances, posting a 1.03 WHIP and 6.00 K/BB ratio with three saves in that span. The 31-year-old right-hander carries a 3.62 ERA and 1.13 WHIP with 68 strikeouts and 11 saves in 64 relief appearances this season.

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Josiah Gray tossed six strong innings on the mound for the Nationals Wednesday, allowing one run on two hits while also walking two and striking out two in the Nationals' 3-2 win over the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Gray has allowed four or more runs in four of his last five starts for the Nationals, posting a disappointing 6.75 ERA and 14K/13BB ratio in that span. The 24-year-old right-hander has struggled with consistency on the mound all season, posting a 5.02 ERA and 1.36 WHIP with 154 strikeouts in 28 starts (7-10) on the mound this season.

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Victor Robles went 1-for-3 Tuesday, hitting a solo home run in the Nationals' 8-2 loss to the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Robles has picked up hits in four of his last seven games for the Nationals, scoring one run and driving in one run in that span. The outfielder has struggled to find any sort of consistency at the plate this season, hitting .227 with 15 stolen bases, 42 runs scored, six home runs, and 32 runs batted in through 126 games this season.

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Ildemaro Vargas went 2-for-4 Sunday, singling, doubling, and driving in one run in the Nationals' 6-1 win over the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Vargas has struggled at the plate of late for the Nationals, hitting just .192 with two runs scored and one run batted in over his last seven games. The 31-year-old is hitting .272 with 19 runs scored, four home runs, and 21 runs batted in through 53 games this season.

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Lane Thomas went 2-for-5 Sunday, singling, doubling, stealing one base, and scoring two runs in the Nationals' 6-1 win over the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas has picked up hits in five of his last eight games for the Nationals' scoring four runs, hitting two home runs, and driving in three runs in that span. The outfielder carries a .725 OPS with 58 runs scored, 17 home runs, and 52 runs batted in through 136 games this season.

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Cesar Hernandez went 1-for-3 Tuesday, singling and driving in one run in the Nationals' 3-2 loss to the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez has picked up hits in 10 of 12 September games for the Nationals, hitting .317 with seven runs scored and eight runs batted in over that span. The infielder is hitting .251 with 63 runs scored, one home run, and 34 runs batted in through 137 games this season.

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