Game 10 lineups: Nats vs. Phillies

Fresh from a day off, the Nationals return to action today for a rare Friday matinee against the Phillies. For those asking: No, I don’t know exactly why this game is starting at 4:05 p.m. It’s Good Friday, which has something to do with it. But nobody with the Nats I’ve asked over the last week was able to provide an explanation, or was even able to say whether this was something they requested or was unilaterally done by MLB.

The Nationals are facing the same Phillies club that took two of three from them last weekend at Citizens Bank Park. Stephen Strasburg pitched the finale of that series and gave up three runs in seven innings, taking a no-decision. Aaron Nola takes the mound today for Philadelphia, and he won last Saturday’s game with three runs allowed in six innings (though he admittedly didn’t face a whole lot of pressure, seeing as how he was staked to a 12-0 lead in the first inning.

It should be a beautiful afternoon at the park, so come on down if you don’t already have tickets.

Stephen-Strasburg-white-opening-day-sidebar.jpgWASHINGTON NATIONALS vs. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 4:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 184, MLB.com
Weather: Mostly sunny, 68 degrees, wind 7 mph in from right field

NATIONALS (5-4)
CF Adam Eaton
3B Anthony Rendon
RF Bryce Harper
2B Daniel Murphy
1B Ryan Zimmerman
LF Jayson Werth
C Matt Wieters
SS Wilmer Difo
RHP Stephen Strasburg

PHILLIES (3-6)
2B César Hernández
LF Howie Kendrick
CF Odúbel Herrera
3B Maikel Franco
RF Michael Saunders
1B Tommy Joseph
C Cameron Rupp
SS Freddy Galvis
RHP Aaron Nola

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