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Series Preview: @ Washington Nationals

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On the road again...

Harry How

The Halos continue their travels east. After spending a weekend in Detroit, the Nationals are hosting the Angels in the nation's capital. There are a few storylines this week. For the Angels, Albert Pujols is creeping up his 500th home run while Mike Trout accumulated a decent amount of strikeouts. Nothing to worry about, though, as four of them came on Saturday afternoon. On the Nats side of things, Bryce Harper was recently benched for not giving enough effort. Also, the guys in D.C. are without key players like Doug Fister and Ryan Zimmerman.

So what does this series have in store? Garrett Richards and Tyler Skaggs have better stuff than Tanner Roark and Taylor Jordan, but that could all change if the bullpen needs to take things over. Especially if Josh Wall comes into a game (Wall has been sent down). But the third game is where the Halos will really be tested. Gio Gonzalez and Jered Weaver lock horns. Does Jered fall flat? Does Gio dominate? All things to watch out for.

April 21 4:05pm (65, clear) -- FOX Sports West, MASN

W-L ERA WHIP K BB
Garrett Richards 2-0 2.84 1.158 18 10

W-L ERA WHIP K BB
Tanner Roark 1-0 5.29 1.412 13 6

April 22 4:05pm (64, chance of storm) -- FOX Sports West, MASN

W-L ERA WHIP K BB
Tyler Skaggs 1-0 3.43 1.143 11 4

W-L ERA WHIP K BB
Taylor Jordan 0-2 5.94 1.740 12 6

April 23 4:05pm (60, clear) -- FOX Sports West, MASN

W-L ERA WHIP K BB
Jered Weaver 1-2 4.74 1.095 20 10

W-L ERA WHIP K BB
Gio Gonzalez 3-1 2.88 1.080 24 8

Injury Report

Name Status Est. Return
LAA Ryan Brasier (right elbow)
Sean Burnett (left elbow)
Kole Calhoun (right ankle)
Dane De La Rosa (right shoulder)
Josh Hamilton (left thumb)
Brian Moran (left elbow)
*Don Baylor (right leg)
60-day DL
15-day DL
15-day DL
15-day DL
15-day DL
Season over
Home
TBD
TBD
Mid May
TBD
Late May
2015
Jury still out
WAS Erik Davis (right elbow)
Doug Fister (right lat)
Scott Hairston (left oblique)
Jeff Kobernus (left hand)
Ross Ohlendorf (right lumbar)
Wilson Ramos (left hand)
Ryan Zimmerman (right thumb)
60-day DL
15-day DL
15-day DL
60-day DL
60-day DL
15-day DL
15-day DL
TBD
Late April
Late April
TBD
TBD
May
Mid May