Game 114 lineups: Nats at Mets (Nolin starting)

It's been a weird week for the Nationals in New York leading up to this afternoon's series finale against the Mets. The coaching staff rejoined the team on Monday's off-day. Tuesday's game was suspended in the second inning. In Wednesday's resumption, the Nats blew a 4-1 lead, then went up 7-4 and blew that lead before finally losing 8-7. And then yesterday's regularly scheduled game had to be rescheduled as a part of an early doubleheader today.

Let's hope everything goes smoothly for today's finale at Citi Field before the Nats return home for a five-game homestand. Luckily, there's no chance of rain in today's forecast in New York.

Sean Nolin, the left-hander the Nationals called up just yesterday, will start the twinbill opener, making his first major league appearance since 2015. At Triple-A Rochester this season, Nolin had a 3.80 ERA in 11 games (nine starts).

Between big league outings, Nolin bounced around the minor leagues, independent ball and Japan before signing a minor league deal with the Nationals in March.

Thumbnail image for Rainey-Delivers-Gray-Sidebar.jpgTanner Rainey, once again, has been added as the 27th man for today's doubleheader.

Marcus Stroman gets the ball for the first game for the Mets. He's 7-11 with a 2.83 ERA on the season. In his only start against the Nats, on April 24, he gave up five runs (four earned) and eight hits over four innings in a loss.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS at NEW YORK METS
Where: Citi Field
Gametime: 12:10 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, MLB.com
Weather: Sunny, 90 degrees, wind 10 mph out to right-center field

NATIONALS
CF Victor Robles
SS Alcides Escobar
RF Juan Soto
1B Josh Bell
LF Yadiel Hernandez
3B Carter Kieboom
2B Luis García
C Riley Adams
LHP Sean Nolin

METS
CF Brandon Nimmo
1B Pete Alonso
LF Dominic Smith
3B J.D. Davis
2B Jeff McNeil
SS Jonathan Villar
RF Michael Conforto
C Tomás Nido
RHP Marcus Stroman

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