Game 108 lineups: Nats vs. Brewers

It’s Trade Deadline Day, which means people all around baseball will be glued to their phones, computers and TVs awaiting the big moves being made throughout the day up until the 6 p.m. deadline.

For the Nationals, that means keeping an eye on names like Lane Thomas and Kyle Finnegan after Jeimer Candelario was traded to the Cubs for two prospects last night. Jake Alu was officially recalled from Triple-A Rochester this afternoon to take Candelario’s roster spot.

Thomas is in tonight’s starting lineup … for now. Keep an eye out for any lineup changes leading up to the deadline.

A guy who we know isn’t going anywhere and was acquired two years ago at the deadline is tonight’s starter, Josiah Gray. The young right-hander is 7-8 with a 3.27 ERA and 1.411 WHIP over his first 21 starts this year. After a shaky start to the second half, Gray has pitched seven innings of one-run ball and six shutout innings in his last two outings.

Freddy Peralta makes the start for the Brewers, who could be busy today as they are in a tight battle with the Reds at the top of the National League Central. Peralta is 6-8 with a 4.46 ERA and 1.248 WHIP in 20 starts this season. In five games (three starts) against the Nats, the right-hander is 2-2 with a 7.29 ERA and 1.381 WHIP.

The Nats did announce another roster move: They claimed left-hander Robert Garcia off waivers from the Marlins. The 27-year-old went 2–0 with two saves and a 2.85 ERA in 31 games (one start) for Triple-A Jacksonville. He struck out 62 batters in 41 innings with a .226 opponents’ batting average. Garcia made his major league debut on July 14 in Baltimore, allowing one hit and one walk in ⅓ of an inning.

Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 The Fan,
Weather: Partly cloudy, 81 degrees, wind 7 mph in from left-center field

SS CJ Abrams
RF Lane Thomas
DH Joey Meneses
1B Dominic Smith
C Keibert Ruiz
2B Luis García
LF Corey Dickerson
3B Jake Alu
CF Alex Call

RHP Josiah Gray

LF Christian Yelich
C William Contreras
1B Carlos Santana
SS Willy Adames
RF Sal Frelick
DH Mark Canha
3B Andruw Monasterio
2B Brice Turang
CF Joey Wiemer

RHP Freddy Peralta

Nationals make waiver claim on lefty Garcia
Nationals recall Alu

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