Game 140 lineups: Nats at Phillies

PHILADELPHIA – After coming up short in Friday night’s series opener, the Nationals try to rediscover their winning ways tonight at Citizens Bank Park. They’ll need a better start from Erick Fedde than they got from Patrick Corbin, who despite a ridiculously low pitch count still gave up five runs on 12 hits in 6 1/3 innings during a 5-3 loss to the Phillies.

Fedde is coming off a strong outing Sunday in New York, where he held the Mets to one run over six innings to beat them for the first time in 11 career head-to-head starts. The right-hander actually is facing the Phillies for the first time this season, an odd rotation scheduling quirk, and he’ll be going up against his old high school buddy Bryce Harper, who is merely 9-for-18 with five homers in his career against Fedde.

With left-hander Ranger Suárez starting for Philadelphia, Davey Martinez is going with a right-handed-heavy lineup. That includes Nelson Cruz batting cleanup again after hitting sixth on Thursday and then sitting Friday. It includes the suddenly potent Alex Call in the No. 5 spot, with César Hernández behind him and playing second base.

Citizens Bank Park
Gametime: 6:05 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 FM,
Weather: Mostly cloudy, 81 degrees, wind 8 mph out to center field

CF Lane Thomas
RF Joey Meneses
1B Luke Voit
DH Nelson Cruz
LF Alex Call
2B César Hernández
3B Ildemaro Vargas
C Riley Adams
SS CJ Abrams

RHP Erick Fedde

LF Kyle Schwarber
1B Rhys Hoskins
DH Bryce Harper
SS Bryson Stott
2B Jean Segura
RF Nick Maton
C Garrett Stubbs
3B Edmundo Sosa
CF Brandon Marsh

LHP Ranger Suárez

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