Nats, Rockies lineups for series finale

Facing yet another left-handed starting pitcher, Davey Johnson’s lineup looks much the same as it has the last three days.

Adam LaRoche returns to the lineup today after a day off, as does Jesus Flores. Tyler Moore remains in there in left field, hitting seventh.

This will be the fourth straight lefty starter the Rockies will send to the mound this series. Today’s Colorado starter is Josh Outman, who has struggled in 13 games (five starts) this season, going 0-3 with an 8.64 ERA.

How does a pitcher with the last name “Outman” have an 8.64 ERA? This is an outrage, and I demand an investigation.

Edwin Jackson will take the mound for the Nats today. He’ll try and pretend he’s not pitching at Coors Field, where he’s allowed 21 earned runs in three career starts. Those three starts lasted a combined 12 innings.

Here are today’s lineups:

For the Nationals
2B Danny Espinosa
CF Bryce Harper
3B Ryan Zimmerman
RF Michael Morse
1B Adam LaRoche
SS Ian Desmond
LF Tyler Moore
C Jesus Flores
P Edwin Jackson

For the Rockies
CF Dexter Fowler
2B Marco Scutaro
LF Carlos Gonzalez
1B Todd Helton
3B Chris Nelson
RF Tyler Colvin
C Wil Nieves
SS Jonathan Herrera
P Josh Outman

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