Game 20 lineups: Nats vs. Astros

It’s going to be a special day at Nationals Park, the highlight of this World Series anniversary weekend. A bunch of players from the 2019 club will be honored before and during the game against the Astros, and they’ll get the recognition from Nats fans they so deserve.

But there’s also a game to play, and the Nationals would love to get back on the winning track after dropping the series opener. They will try to get it going at the plate against Ronel Blanco, who has been nothing short of brilliant so far. The 30-year-old right-hander tossed a no-hitter in his season debut, then allowed one hit over six innings his next time out before allowing (gasp) two runs in six innings in his third start.

Trevor Williams has been quite good for the Nats, as well. He enters this one with a 2-0 record and 3.45 ERA in three outings. Two questions entering this one: Can he keep it up against the Astros lineup, and how far is Davey Martinez willing to push him, especially after using five relievers Friday night?

Nationals Park
Gametime: 4:05 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 FM, 88.7 FM (Spanish),
Weather: Sunny, 69 degrees, wind 14 mph left field to right field

SS CJ Abrams
LF Jesse Winker
RF Lane Thomas
2B Luis García Jr.
1B Joey Gallo
DH Joey Meneses
CF Eddie Rosario
C Riley Adams
3B Nick Senzel

RHP Trevor Williams

2B Jose Altuve
DH Yordan Alvarez
3B Alex Bregman
RF Kyle Tucker
C Yainer Diaz
SS Jeremy Peña
LF Chas McCormick
1B José Abreu
CF Mauricio Dubón

RHP Ronel Blanco

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