Game 107 lineups: Nats at Phillies

PHILADELPHIA – The Nationals hit the road for the second half of this week-long stretch against divisional opponents. Tonight’s opener of a four-game series will be the first of 11 games remaining between the Nats and Phillies this season.

The Nats are 2-6 against the Phils through their first eight matchups and are 9-38 against the National League East.

Luke Voit and MacKenzie Gore, two of the six players received in Tuesday’s Juan Soto-Josh Bell trade with the Padres, are meeting the Nats in Philly today, with Voit making his first start with his new team. The veteran first baseman slashed .225/.317/.416 with a .733 OPS, 13 home runs and 48 RBIs in 344 plate appearances with the Padres.

Gore is on the 15-day injured list with left elbow inflammation. He will meet with the training staff and be examined by team doctors so they can formulate a rehab plan.

Paolo Espino makes his third start against the Phillies and second at Citizens Bank Park this season tonight. Espino is 0-3 with a 3.78 ERA this season and 0-3 with a 4.95 ERA in nine starts. He gave up four runs in 3 ⅔ innings in a start here on July 5.

Familiar foe Noah Syndergaard makes his first start with the Phillies since being acquired from the Angels on Tuesday for two minor league outfielders. In 15 starts with the Halos, the right-hander went 5-8 with a 3.83 ERA. A former member of the Mets rotation for the first six seasons of his career, Thor is 5-6 with a 3.15 ERA in 17 career starts against the Nats.

The Phillies enter this series playing good ball since the first weekend after the All-Star break. They’ve won seven of their last nine and currently hold the third wild card spot in the NL.

Note: The Nationals have returned right-hander Reed Garrett from his rehab assignment, reinstated him from the 15-day injured list and optioned him to Triple-A Rochester. He has been rehabbing right biceps inflammation since early July.

Where: Citizens Bank Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 The Fan,
Weather: Partly cloudy, 93 degrees, wind 11 mph out to right field 

CF Victor Robles
SS Luis García
1B Luke Voit
DH Yadiel Hernandez
C Keibert Ruiz
LF Lane Thomas
RF Josh Palacios
3B Maikel Franco
2B César Hernández

RHP Paolo Espino

LF Kyle Schwarber
1B Rhys Hoskins
3B Alec Bohm
C J.T. Realmuto
RF Nick Castellanos
DH Darick Hall
2B Jean Segura
SS Bryson Stott
CF Brandon Marsh 

RHP Noah Syndergaard

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