Game 157 lineups: Nats vs. Marlins

If you’ve stepped outside today, or even just looked out a window, you know what the weather has been like and is supposed to continue to be like through the evening. In a word: rain. The conditions, of course, were similar yesterday and the Nationals and Mets still managed to play, thanks to near-constant work on the infield by a grounds crew that has earned plenty of overtime this season.

That crew is back at it right now, prepping the infield. The Nationals took the previously uncommon step of making a pre-emptive announcement a few minutes ago, stating that tonight’s series opener against the Marlins is still scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m., and that the club is in constant contact with Major League Baseball (which has the final say on what happens).

strasburg-slings-white-sidebar.jpgSo, if and when they do play, it’ll be Stephen Strasburg making his second-to-last start of the season, seeking his third straight victory (second straight over Miami). And the Nationals lineup will be going up against rookie right-hander Sandy Alcantara, who impressed in his first three career starts, but lasted only four innings against the Nats last week in Miami.

Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM,
Weather: Rain, 65 degrees, wind 12 mph in from center field

RF Adam Eaton
SS Trea Turner
CF Bryce Harper
3B Anthony Rendon
LF Juan Soto
1B Ryan Zimmerman
C Matt Wieters
2B Wilmer Difo
RHP Stephen Strasburg

SS JT Riddle
2B Miguel Rojas
C J.T. Realmuto
1B Peter O’Brien
3B Brian Anderson
CF Lewis Brinson
LF Austin Dean
RF Magneuris Sierra
RHP Sandy Alcantara

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