Game 19 lineups: Nats vs. Marlins

It’s currently raining at Nationals Park, and it looks like it’s going to continue to rain on and off into the early evening hours. What that means for tonight’s series opener against the Marlins (scheduled for 7:05 p.m.) remains to be seen, but the sense so far is that while a delay is possible, a postponement is unlikely.

If and when they play, it’ll be Josiah Gray on the mound for the Nationals. The right-hander has been the team’s best starter to date, not that the competition has been particularly fierce. What would really be nice tonight, though, is not only quality from Gray but also length. One of these days, the Nats have to get through a game needing only two or three relievers, not four or five.

Some runs from the lineup would be nice as well, but the challenge is stiff tonight with Marlins ace Sandy Alcantara on the mound. The right-hander enters with a 1.86 ERA, and over the last two seasons he’s 2-1 with a 2.33 ERA against the Nationals.

Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 The Fan,
Weather: Rain ending, 62 degrees, wind 8 mph left field to right field

2B César Hernández
RF Juan Soto
DH Nelson Cruz
1B Josh Bell
LF Yadiel Hernandez
C Keibert Ruiz
3B Maikel Franco
SS Alcides Escobar
CF Victor Robles

RHP Josiah Gray

2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
1B Jesús Aguilar
LF Jorge Soler
CF Jesús Sánchez
RF Avasaíl García
DH Garrett Cooper
SS Joey Wendle
3B Brian Anderson
C Jacob Stallings

RHP Sandy Alcantara

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