Match Preview: Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals

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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – SEPTEMBER 03: Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run in the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on September 03, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

The Houston Astros will face the Washington Nationals on 14th May 2022, in what will be the second game of their ongoing series.

The Astros were able to win the first game of the series quite comprehensively, as they have continued to get better with every match, while the Nationals are still struggling, and they’ll need to find an answer quickly to save their season.

  • Astros currently have a record of 22-11.
  • Nationals currently have a record of 11-23.

Injury Report:

Astros:

PLAYERPOSITIONUPDATEDINJURYINJURY STATUS
Jeremy PenaSSThu, May 12KneeExpected to be out until at least May 14
Aledmys Diaz2BWed, May 11UndisclosedProbable for May 13
Lance McCullersSPSun, May 8ForearmExpected to be out until at least Jun 15
Jake MeyersCFSun, May 1ShoulderExpected to be out until at least May 25
Taylor Jones1BWed, Apr 20BackExpected to be out until at least Jun 10
Source: CBS Sports

Nationals:

PLAYERPOSITIONUPDATEDINJURYINJURY STATUS
Alcides EscobarSSThu, May 12FingerProbable for May 13
Hunter HarveyRPWed, May 11ForearmExpected to be out until at least May 26
Aaron SanchezSPWed, May 11HandExpected to be out until at least May 16
Mason ThompsonRPTue, May 10BicepsExpected to be out until at least Jun 11
Stephen StrasburgSPTue, May 10NeckExpected to be out until at least Jun 7
Sean DoolittleRPSun, May 8ElbowExpected to be out until at least Jul 8
Anibal SanchezSPTue, May 3NeckExpected to be out until at least Jun 16
Ehire Adrianza3BThu, Apr 21QuadricepsExpected to be out until at least Jun 7
Seth RomeroRPThu, Apr 7CalfExpected to be out until at least Jun 7
Will HarrisRPThu, Apr 7PectoralExpected to be out until at least Jun 10
Carter Kieboom3BMon, Mar 21ElbowExpected to be out until at least Jun 7
Joe RossSPWed, Mar 16ElbowExpected to be out until at least Jun 7
Source: CBS Sports

Player to watch out for in Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals

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Aug 7, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto (22) walks to first base during sixth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
  • Juan Soto – Nationals

Juan Soto has been sensational throughout the season, and he will look to continue his good run of form to win the game for his team to level up the series against the Astros.

Match Prediction & Telecast Details:

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Apr 5, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) scores a run against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Astros won the first game of the series, and they will be the favorites once again to win this game and go 2-0 up in the series, as the Nationals haven’t found an answer to their struggles yet.

  • Match Prediction: Houston Astros to win the game.

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