By CHRIS HOBBS
ATLANTA — Hunter Harvey had another good outing on Wednesday in a day game won 3-2 by the visiting Washington Nationals over Atlanta.
He also pitched well against the Braves on Saturday but Atlanta won 3-2.
After an off day on Thursday, Washington is headed to Florida for a three-game series against the Marlins. The Nats then go home to play a three-game series against Atlanta that begins on Monday night.
On Wednesday, Harvey was the second of five pitchers used by Washington. He threw strikes on 12 of his 19 pitches to three batters, allowing one hit, and he struck out one before 37,240.
Harvey, a former star at Bandys High, is 2-1 with an ERA of 2.97 this season. In 33 appearances, he has pitched 33 1/3 innings and struck out 38.
On Saturday, he threw one inning and gave up one hit, walked one and struck out one. He threw strikes on 14 of 25 pitches and faced five batters before 40, 224.
After 59 major league games, the son of all-star reliever Bryan Harvey is 3-3 with an ERA of 3.16 with 57 innings pitched and 61 strikeouts.
After playing Atlanta in D.C., the Nats will have an off down and play host to the Phillies for three games. The final series of the season is Washington at the New York Mets on Oct. 3-5.
HARVEY GIVES UP HOMER TO BEST PAL: https://www.mlb.com/nationals/news/ryan-mountcastle-homers-off-former-teammate-hunter-harvey
HUNTER HARVEY’S PRO CAREER: https://www.mlb.com/player/hunter-harvey-640451
NATIONALS 2022 SCHEDULE: https://www.mlb.com/nationals/schedule/2022-04