Kansas City Royals Vs Washington Nationals

Kansas City Royals (29-41 SU, 15-22 Road) Bruce Chen - L (3-1, 1.48 WHIP, 4.15 ERA) will face Washington Nationals (31-39 SU, 18-15 Home) Livan Hernandez - R (5-4, 1.24 WHIP, 2.94 ERA). Washington has lost 6 in a row and 8 of 9 games as their offense has hit the skids with a below .200 AVG during that streak. KC has lost 3 in row and has the second worst ERA in the AL. Nationals were playing scrappy ball before Strasmus and all the hype. Look for Livian Hernandez to try to get back on track to a strong start. Livan has been lit up his last 3 starts with a 5.79 ERA but has a 2.94 ERA on the year. Lefty Bruce Chen is 3-1 on the year but has a 5.29 ERA in his last 3 starts. Nationals hitting .280 AVG against lefties on the year. Time for the Nationals to break out the sticks against pitching poor Royals.