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Arizona Diamondbacks: May starts with three games against the Washington Nationals

By Joseph Jacquez
Apr 30, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Daniel Descalso is doused with gatorade after hitting a walk off home run in the thirteenth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 30, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Daniel Descalso is doused with gatorade after hitting a walk off home run in the thirteenth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)
Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman (Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports) /

Players to Watch

Nick Ahmed: If Ahmed gets playing time, the shortstop owns a .364 career average in six career games against Washington.

Yasmany Tomas: Tomas loves hitting Nationals pitching. In 11 career games, the Cuban owns a .353 average.

Chris Owings: In a larger sample size, Owings is a .308 hitter against the Nationals in 17 career games.

Ryan Zimmerman: The Nationals first baseman hit .420 after one month. In 48 career games against Arizona, Zimmerman is hitting .308 with 12 HR and 30 RBI. Zimmerman was named the National League’s player of the week.

Anthony Rendon: Rendon drove in 10 of his 15 RBI this season…..on Sunday. The third baseman hit 3 HR and went 6-for-6. Rendon is a career .345 hitter in 23 career games against the Diamondbacks.

Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy: Both have done big time damage against the Diamondbacks.

"Arizona Diamondbacks: Chat about the Nationals with District on Deck"

The whole Nationals lineup is dangerous. After Sunday’s walk-off win, Venom Strikes reminded manager Torey Lovullo the Nationals just 23 runs (defeated the New York Mets, 23-5 Sunday). Lovullo smiled and said, “bring it on.”

For the Nationals perspective on the series, visit District on Deck.

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