Game 149 lineups: Nats at Brewers

MILWAUKEE – The roof is closed at American Family Field – don’t you dare call it Miller Park! – because there’s a chance of rain this evening, so tonight’s game between the Nationals and Brewers will have a little different look and feel than Friday night’s series opener. Maybe that’s a good thing, because the Nats want to forget that game as much as they can.

The Nationals lineup faces another tall task tonight in Corbin Burnes, the Cy Young-winning right-hander who enters with a 3.47 ERA and 1.056 WHIP yet surprisingly hasn’t earned a win since July 20. In nine starts since, Burnes is 0-3 with a 3.43 ERA, done in not by his own performance but by his teammates’ lack of run support. That includes a July 31 game at Nationals Park when he gave up two runs over six innings, with the Nats ultimately winning 5-3.

On the other side, it’s another Trevor Williams start, and he’ll try once again to keep the ball in the yard. The right-hander has surrendered a league-leading 34 homers this season, 12 of those coming in his last six starts alone. Williams’ 5.44 ERA ranks 71st out of 77 major league starters with at least 130 innings pitched. If he struggles again tonight, you do wonder if he’ll get another chance to start before season’s end.

Where: American Family Field
Gametime: 7:10 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 FM,
Weather: Indoors


SS CJ Abrams
RF Lane Thomas
C Keibert Ruiz
DH Joey Meneses
1B Dominic Smith
3B Carter Kieboom
2B Luis García
LF Jake Alu
CF Jacob Young

RHP Trevor Williams


CF Sal Frelick
C William Contreras
1B Carlos Santana
LF Mark Canha
SS Willy Adames
DH Rowdy Tellez
3B Josh Donaldson
2B Brice Turang
RF Tyrone Taylor

RHP Corbin Burnes

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