Game 141 lineups: Nats at Phillies

PHILADELPHIA – The forecast here is not good. It’s supposed to rain all day. The forecast tomorrow is somewhat better, though not guaranteed to be dry. That’s the only remaining common off-day for the Nationals and Phillies. In other words, this has the potential to be a mess, and we could be here for a while, then possibly coming back tomorrow.

Whenever they play, the Nationals will be trying to avoid a series sweep that would put a real damper on what had been shaping up to be their best road trip of the season. A win would at least allow them to head home with a 5-5 record.

To do that, Aníbal Sánchez is going to have to keep up his surprising resurgence (0.84 ERA, 0.797 WHIP over his last four starts) by keeping the ball in the yard. The Phillies have out-homered the Nats a staggering 32-9 in 14 head-to-head games this year.

The Nationals will be going up against Aaron Nola for the fourth time this season. The right-hander has a sparkling 1.66 ERA in the previous three starts, though his record is only 1-1.

Citizens Bank Park
Gametime: 1:05 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 FM,
Weather: Steady rain, 73 degrees, wind 5 mph right field to left field

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

RHP Aníbal Sánchez

LF Kyle Schwarber
1B Rhys Hoskins
DH Bryce Harper
C J.T. Realmuto
3B Alec Bohm
SS Bryson Stott
2B Nick Maton
CF Brandon Marsh
RF Matt Vierling

RHP Aaron Nola

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