Blue Jays to start Pearson in home opener against Washington
Washington Nationals (1-4, fifth in the NL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (3-2, fourth in the NL East)
Washington; Wednesday, 6:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Max Scherzer (0-1, 0.00 ERA, 1.88 WHIP, 11 strikeouts) Blue Jays: Nate Pearson (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 0 strikeouts)
LINE: Nationals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays host the Washington Nationals for the 2020 home opener.
The Blue Jays finished 35-46 in home games in 2019. Toronto pitchers struck out 8.2 hitters per game last season with a staff ERA of 4.79.
The Nationals finished 43-38 in road games in 2019. Washington hit 231 total home runs with 556 total extra base hits last year.
INJURIES: Blue Jays: Ken Giles: (right elbow), Yennsy Diaz: (lat), Chase Anderson: (oblique), Randal Grichuk: (lower back), Travis Shaw: (personal), Bo Bichette: (hamstring).
Nationals: Stephen Strasburg: (hand), Adrian Sanchez: (achilles).