Game 15 lineups: Nats at Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Nationals have a chance to win their second straight series this afternoon and depart the Bay Area with a 4-2 record in advance of what should be a tough series at Dodger Stadium beginning Monday night. A win today over the Athletics would be good for morale heading to L.A.

The Nats have gotten great starting pitching so far this weekend, with Jake Irvin and MacKenzie Gore combining to allow one run on five hits in 11 innings. But the bullpen also has been taxed, with the top four guys (Kyle Finnegan, Hunter Harvey, Jordan Weems, Robert Garcia) each appearing in both games. You would have to think Davey Martinez wants to avoid using any of them a third straight day unless absolutely necessary. Some length from starter Trevor Williams would help a lot.

At the plate, the Nationals will try to be more productive against Alex Wood than they were against Paul Blackburn or Joe Boyle. Wood has been around for more than a decade now, and he’s faced the Nats a whopping 16 times in his career. Most of those starts, though, came years ago when he was with the Braves, and he was facing a very different lineup than he’ll see today.

Oakland Coliseum
Gametime: 4:07 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 FM, 88.7 FM (Spanish),
Weather: Mostly cloudy, 58 degrees, wind 9 mph left field to right field

CF Jacob Young
SS CJ Abrams
DH Joey Meneses
LF Jesse Winker
RF Lane Thomas
1B Joey Gallo
2B Ildemaro Vargas
C Riley Adams
3B Trey Lipscomb

RHP Trevor Williams

DH Abraham Toro
2B Zack Gelof
CF JJ Bleday
LF Seth Brown
3B J.D. Davis
RF Lawrence Butler
C Shea Langeliers
1B Ryan Noda
SS Darell Hernaiz

LHP Alex Wood

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