Game 13 lineups: Nats at Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. – For only the third time in club history, the Nationals are playing at the Oakland Coliseum. They were here in 2014. They were here again in 2017. And now they’re back in 2024. And sadly, this appears to be the last time they’ll be coming here, with the Athletics announcing plans to relocate to Sacramento for three seasons while they wait for their proposed new ballpark to open in Las Vegas. It all makes for a sad situation here for a once-proud franchise and its loyal fan base.

The Nats will look to keep things going in a positive direction tonight after taking two of three across the bay in San Francisco. They’ve got Jake Irvin on the mound for his third start of the season, seeking his first truly good start. (He actually pitched pretty well against the Phillies last week but was done in by one bad pitch to J.T. Realmuto, which turned into a three-run homer.)

Keibert Ruiz once again sits, so he must still be feeling sick. That’s not ideal, because the Nationals sent Drew Millas back to Triple-A Rochester after Wednesday’s game and called up reliever Amos Willingham this morning. So it’s Riley Adams behind the plate, with no real help unless Ruiz feels well enough to play in an emergency.

Oakland Coliseum

Gametime: 9:40 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 FM, 88.7 FM (Spanish),
Weather: Partly cloudy, 57 degrees, wind 15 mph out to left field

SS CJ Abrams

RF Lane Thomas
1B Joey Gallo
DH Joey Meneses
LF Jesse Winker
CF Eddie Rosario
C Riley Adams
2B Luis García Jr.
3B Trey Lipscomb

RHP Jake Irvin

DH Abraham Toro

2B Zack Gelof
CF J.J. Bleday
3B J.D. Davis
LF Seth Brown
C Shea Langeliers
1B Ryan Noda
RF Lawrence Butler
SS Nick Allen

RHP Paul Blackburn

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