Game 105 lineups: Nats vs. Mets

Well, tonight’s Nationals lineup is going to look a lot different. After reportedly trading their two best hitters, Juan Soto and Josh Bell, to the Padres for five prospects and possibly more, the Nats will trot out a starting lineup that no one could imagine just a couple of weeks ago.

Soto and Bell no longer man the heart of the order. Those spots are now filled by Yadiel Hernandez and Nelson Cruz as they face Mets ace Jacob deGrom in his season debut.

After suffering a stress reaction in his right scapula during spring training, deGrom brings his 9-4 record and 2.44 career ERA against the Nationals to South Capitol Street tonight.

On the mound for the Nationals is right-hander Cory Abbott, who makes his fourth appearance and first start for Washington. He has given up two hits, one run, one home run, one walk and six strikeouts in four innings over his previous three outings.

Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB Network (outside of the D.C. and New York markets)
Radio: 106.7 The Fan,
Weather: Mostly sunny, 87 degrees, wind 9 mph in from left field 

CF Victor Robles
SS Luis García
LF Yadiel Hernandez
DH Nelson Cruz
C Keibert Ruiz
1B Joey Meneses
RF Josh Palacios
2B César Hernández
3B Maikel Franco 

RHP Cory Abbott 

CF Brandon Nimmo
RF Starling Marte
SS Francisco Lindor
1B Pete Alonso
DH Daniel Vogelbach
2B Jeff McNeil
LF Tyler Naquin
3B Luis Guillorme
C Tomás Nido 

RHP Jacob deGrom

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