Game 17 lineups: Nats at Dodgers

LOS ANGELES – There was a lot to like about Monday night’s game from the Nationals’ perspective, from Mitchell Parker’s debut to CJ Abrams and Luis García Jr.’s offensive exploits to solid bullpen work. That was probably the team’s best win to date this season.

Which means absolutely nothing going into tonight’s game, of course. The Nats will need to do it all over again if they want to have a chance at two straight over the Dodgers, not to mention a winning road trip.

It starts with Patrick Corbin, who hasn’t exactly had a lot of success in this ballpark. Corbin has won only three of his 15 career outings at Dodger Stadium, none since 2019. And his first three starts this season haven’t been particularly inspired: 15 runs, 27 hits in 16 innings. But the old lefty will give it the old college try again tonight, hoping to hold the vaunted L.A. lineup somewhat in check and give his teammates a chance.

The Nationals will be facing a bunch of pitchers tonight, with the Dodgers set to throw a bullpen game. First up is right-hander Kyle Hurt, making his fourth big league appearance. Hurt does have big strikeout numbers in the minors – 305 of them in 188 2/3 innings – so he appears to have good stuff. We’ll see how a Nats lineup that likes to make contact fares against him before Dave Roberts hands it off to another reliever.

Dodger Stadium
Gametime: 10:10 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 FM, 88.7 FM (Spanish),
Weather: Clear, 69 degrees, wind 5 mph out to center field

SS CJ Abrams
DH Jesse Winker
RF Lane Thomas
1B Joey Gallo
2B Luis García Jr.
3B Nick Senzel
LF Eddie Rosario
C Drew Millas
CF Jacob Young

LHP Patrick Corbin

SS Mookie Betts
DH Shohei Ohtani
1B Freddie Freeman
RF Teoscar Hernández
2B Kiké Hernández
LF Chris Taylor
CF Andy Pages
3B Miguel Rojas
C Austin Barnes

RHP Kyle Hurt

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