Game 89 lineups: Nats vs. Marlins

Now that Max Scherzer finally got his first win in over a month, it’s time to get Tanner Roark right.

Roark-Throws-Chops-White-Patriotic-Sidebar.jpgThe right-hander is just 3-10, and has not enjoyed a marker in that left column since June 6. He has absorbed four straight losses. So perhaps symbolic of a new beginning, Roark has not only shaved off his beard, moustache and sideburns, but also completely shaved his head following a nine-run outing in an 11-4 loss to the Red Sox on July 3.

The Marlins counter with right-hander Trevor Richards, who is 2-5 with a 5.26 ERA.

Roark has allowed two earned runs or fewer in six of his last seven starts against Miami.

Nationals manager Davey Martinez is keeping the red-hot Mark Reynolds in lineup, playing him at third base to give Anthony Rendon a day off. Reynolds has gone 6-for-6 with three homers and 11 RBIs in his last six plate appearances.

MIAMI MARLINS at WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 1:35 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, MLB.com
Weather: Sunny, 80 degrees, wind 9 mph out to right field

NATIONALS
RF Adam Eaton
SS Trea Turner
LF Juan Soto
CF Bryce Harper
3B Mark Reynolds
1B Matt Adams
2B Daniel Murphy
C Spencer Kieboom
RHP Tanner Roark

MARLINS
LF Derek Dietrich
RF Brian Anderson
C J.T. Realmuto
1B Justin Bour
2B Starlin Castro
3B Martín Prado
SS JT Riddle
CF Cameron Maybin
RHP Trevor Richards

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