Game 161 lineups: Nats at Mets

NEW YORK – All right, they were able to get the first game of today’s doubleheader in. Let’s see if they can get the nightcap in as well. And if the Nationals can beat the Mets and officially eliminate them from the National League East race.

It’s Paolo Espino on the mound for the Nationals for his final start of the season, and he is still seeking his first win of the season. Espino enters the day with 113 innings pitched. The record for most innings pitched in a season without earning a win is 117 1/3, set by the Twins’ Terry Felton in 1982. That record is very much at stake tonight.

Taijuan Walker starts for the Mets. It’s only his second outing against the Nationals this season. Way back on May 12 in D.C., he tossed seven scoreless innings on only 85 pitches. He’ll try to duplicate that feat this evening.

Citi Field

Gametime: 8:10 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 FM,
Weather: Rain, 56 degrees, wind 18 mph in from left field

RF Lane Thomas
SS CJ Abrams
1B Joey Meneses
2B Luis García
DH Luke Voit
3B César Hernández
CF Alex Call
LF Josh Palacios
C Tres Barrera

RHP Paolo Espino

CF Brandon Nimmo
SS Francisco Lindor
RF Jeff McNeil
1B Pete Alonso
DH Daniel Vogelbach
3B Eduardo Escobar
LF Mark Canha
2B Luis Guillorme
C James McCann

RHP Taijuan Walker

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