Game 30 lineups: Nats at Cubs

CHICAGO - They say here in Chicago: If you don't like the weather, wait 10 minutes. And boy has that been true so far this weekend. It was 47 degrees and cloudy on Thursday night. Then it was 73 degrees with a warm breeze blowing out of Wrigley Field yesterday. Now it's back down in the 50s with a really strong wind blowing in from the north.

At least the sun's out.

gonzalez-gio-grey-pitch-sidebar.jpgDon't expect the ball to fly like it did during yesterday's game, which may not be such a bad thing for the Nationals, who saw Max Scherzer give up four homers during an 8-6 loss to the Cubs. Gio Gonzalez is on the mound today, and the lefty should be able to pitch some extra level of confidence knowing not every one of his mistakes will be ticketed for the bleachers today.

Dusty Baker has a couple new wrinkles to his lineup. Daniel Murphy, fresh off a 4-for-4 performance that raised his batting average to .406, gets only his second day off this season. Stephen Drew will start in his place at second base. Meanwhile, Anthony Rendon has been moved down to the sixth spot in the lineup, with Danny Espinosa moved up to the No. 2 position. Also, Jose Lobaton (who pretty much always catches Gonzalez) is behind the plate.

Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago
Gametime: 4:05 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 FM, XM 869,
Weather: Partly cloudy, 57 degrees, wind 18 mph in from left field

CF Ben Revere
SS Danny Espinosa
RF Bryce Harper
1B Ryan Zimmerman
LF Jayson Werth
3B Anthony Rendon
2B Stephen Drew
C Jose Lobaton
LHP Gio Gonzalez

CUBS (22-6)
CF Dexter Fowler
RF Jason Heyward
3B Kris Bryant
1B Anthony Rizzo
2B Ben Zobrist
LF Jorge Soler
SS Addison Russell
C Tim Federowicz
RHP Jason Hammel

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