Nats lineup vs. Rays rookie Chris Archer

In his first major league start, Rays right-hander Chris Archer will get tossed right into a potentially volatile situation.

After last night’s GloveGate, tensions might be high tonight as the Nationals and Rays meet up in game two of this three-game series.

Archer was called up from Triple-A to start tonight after Tampa Bay’s original starter, Jeremy Hellickson, was scratched because of a shoulder injury. The 23-year-old Archer came over to the Rays in the Matt Garza deal, and has posted a 4-8 record with a 4.81 ERA at Triple-A Durham this year.

Here’s the Nats’ lineup against Archer:

LF Steve Lombardozzi
CF Bryce Harper
3B Ryan Zimmerman
1B Adam LaRoche
RF Michael Morse
SS Ian Desmond
2B Danny Espinosa
C Jesus Flores
P Stephen Strasburg

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