Game 157 lineups: Nats vs. Phillies

What do you say we try this again?

The first attempt to play a day-night doubleheader at Nationals Park this weekend didn’t work. Though the Phillies beat the Nats 5-1 on Friday afternoon, the nightcap was postponed about 30 minutes before scheduled first pitch. So now they’ll attempt to do it again today and tonight, despite the forecast still looking really bad.

The Nationals will go with Aníbal Sánchez in this afternoon’s opener, holding Tommy Romero for a potential nightcap. Sánchez has been on quite the roll over the last six weeks. Add up his last seven starts, and the 38-year-old is 3-1 with a 1.31 ERA and 0.932 WHIP. He hasn’t surrendered more than two runs or more than four hits in any of those seven starts, truly a run of dominance to wind down his season.

Kyle Gibson starts for the Phillies, with Noah Syndergaard held back for the nightcap. Gibson faced the Nationals back on Aug. 5 and dominated, allowing one run on two hits over eight sparkling innings, though he was roughed up by the Blue Jays and Braves his last two starts.

Nationals Park

Gametime: 1:05 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 FM,
Weather: Rain, 60 degrees, wind 16 mph in from center field

RF Lane Thomas
SS CJ Abrams
1B Joey Meneses
DH Luke Voit
2B Luis García
LF Alex Call
3B Ildemaro Vargas
CF Victor Robles
C Riley Adams

RHP Aníbal Sánchez

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

RHP Kyle Gibson

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