The Washington Nationals (19-26) will take on the Chicago Cubs (26-17) on Sunday in the final game of their weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET.
How to Live Stream the Game
Tonight's matchup will be televised on ESPN as part of Sunday Night Baseball. Streaming is available on WatchESPN and the ESPN app, as well as the MLB Streams subreddit.
The Nationals enter this game coming off a 5-2 victory Saturday. Pitcher Jeremy Hellickson (2-2) will get the start and look to simply keep his head above water in this one, as he allowed five earned runs in his last outing to go with four walks and five hits. His ERA sits at a miserable 6.00, and Sunday's matchup does not present an easy chance to lower that number as he stares down the loaded Cubbies.
@GUnit_81 Also, here’s something to look at tomorrow. Jeremy Hellickson has allowed a first inning run in each of his last 5 starts with 14.40 first inning ERA in those starts. Cubs are +280 -0.5 first inning tomorrow.— Matt Falk (@MattAFalk) May 19, 2019
Trea Turner will be deployed at the leadoff spot, with Adam Eaton and Anthony Rendon backing him up, as the Nationals attempt to continue their climb back to relevancy.
The Cubs enter this game looking to take the series from the Nats. They will deploy Kyle Schwarber at the leadoff spot, with Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Báez behind him, forming an incredibly strong top half of the lineup.
Kyle Hendricks (3-4) will get the start with an eye toward continuing his tremendous run of form in May. Hendricks currently has a 0.36 ERA this month, with 17 strikeouts in 25 innings, and should have a good shot at improving upon those numbers under the lights.
#Cubs Notes-Kyle Hendricks has allowed one earned run in 25.0 innings pitched covering three starts in May, a 0.36 ERA, after allowing 15 earned runs in 25.1 innings pitched in five starts in April, a 5.33 ERA pic.twitter.com/zzjp7R0ju0— crawly's cub kingdom (@crawlyscubs) May 19, 2019
The Cubs have scored 140 runs on the road, which is the third-highest total in all of baseball. Between the offensive dominance on the road and Hendricks' incredible run, they're rightly favored to prevail in this one tonight.