Game 98 lineups: Nats vs. Braves

The sun is out on South Capitol Street. At least, it is at the moment I’m typing this. It’s probably not going to stay that way through the afternoon, with more rain forecast to sweep through the region on the heels of Saturday’s deluge. The Nationals aren’t calling the series finale against the Braves off just yet, and my hunch is they’ll be more willing to wait around a bit today to try to get this one in, given the fact they already have to squeeze one makeup game into Atlanta’s next (and final) trip to D.C. next month.

Scherzer-White-Side-v-BOS-sidebar.jpgIf they’re able to play, it’ll be the originally scheduled Sunday pitching matchup, with Max Scherzer facing Mike Foltynewicz. Both managers decided to skip over Saturday’s starters (Gio Gonzalez and Sean Newcomb) and go with the right-handers for today’s game (again, if it’s actually played). And the opposing lineups reflect that as well.

Davey Martinez intended to start Ryan Zimmerman on Saturday against Newcomb. But with Foltynewicz pitching today, Zimmerman goes back to the bench and Matt Adams gets the nod at first base. In fact, the entire lineup remains the same from Friday night.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS vs. ATLANTA BRAVES
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 1:35 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, MLB.com
Weather: Chance of storms, 78 degrees, wind 9 mph right field to left field

NATIONALS
RF Adam Eaton
SS Trea Turner
CF Bryce Harper
3B Anthony Rendon
LF Juan Soto
1B Matt Adams
2B Daniel Murphy
C Matt Wieters
RHP Max Scherzer

BRAVES
LF Ronald Acuña Jr.
2B Charlie Culberson
1B Freddie Freeman
RF Nick Markakis
C Tyler Flowers
3B Johan Camargo
CF Ender Inciarte
SS Dansby Swanson
RHP Mike Foltynewicz

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