Game 26 lineups: Nats at Rockies

DENVER – The Nationals look to continue their surprisingly strong road trip tonight, trying to win two in a row over the Rockies and four of five overall since heading west last weekend.

Their bats have been on fire throughout, producing 38 runs on 61 hits over the four games on the trip to date. They’ll again hope Josh Bell and Yadiel Hernandez can stay hot, while also hoping Juan Soto and Keibert Ruiz can deliver again as they did during Tuesday night’s 10-2 win.

This will be a stiff challenge for Patrick Corbin. The lefty is coming off his best start of the season, in which he held the Marlins to two earned runs and four hits over six innings. Coors Field has not traditionally been kind to the lefty; he’s got a 5.91 ERA in 13 career games here. However, he did allow only two earned runs over six innings in each of his two previous starts here as a member of the Nationals, including a nine-strikeout showing last September in his final start of an otherwise miserable year.

The Nats made a roster move earlier today, claiming right-hander Cory Abbott off waivers from the Giants and optioning him to Triple-A Rochester. They also transferred Sean Doolittle to the 60-day injured list, which doesn’t appear to bode well for the prognosis of the popular lefty’s elbow sprain. Hopefully, we’ll get a more detailed update on him later this afternoon.

It is cold, and there is rain in the forecast later tonight. Fingers crossed it holds off until after the game ends.

Where: Coors Field
Gametime: 8:40 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 The Fan,
Weather: Rain developing, 49 degrees, wind 9 mph in from left field

2B César Hernández
RF Juan Soto
1B Josh Bell
DH Yadiel Hernandez
3B Maikel Franco
LF Lane Thomas
C Riley Adams
CF Victor Robles
SS Alcides Escobar

LHP Patrick Corbin

LF Connor Joe
DH Charlie Blackmon
RF Randal Grichuk
1B C.J. Cron
C Elias Díaz
3B Ryan McMahon
2B Brendan Rodgers
CF Yonathan Daza
SS José Iglesías

LHP Austin Gomber

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