Game 35 lineups: Nats vs. Orioles

OK, who’s ready for Round 1 of the 2024 Beltway Series? The Nationals host the Orioles the next two nights and, in a new twist, both teams will be wearing their City Connect uniforms. (I believe this is the first time any visiting team has ever worn those uniforms, but please correct me if I’m wrong about that.)

The Nats are once again sitting exactly at .500, having now alternated between wins and losses over their last eight games. They’re still trying to get over that daunting hump for the first time since July 1, 2021. If they’re going to do it tonight, they’re going to have to find a way to score some runs off Corbin Burnes.

The former Cy Young Award winner with the Brewers has continued his dominant ways in Baltimore, going 3-1 with a 2.61 ERA and 0.919 WHIP through his first seven starts of the season. He has yet to allow more than three runs in any outing.

Then again, Trevor Williams hasn’t given up more than three runs in a start yet, either, making him the Nationals’ most effective starter to date. This is a tough lineup he’s got to face tonight, and you would imagine Davey Martinez’s leash will again be short, with a well rested bullpen (that also now includes Robert Garcia) good to go whenever needed.

Nationals Park

Gametime: 6:45 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 FM, 88.7 FM (Spanish),
Weather: Chance of rain, 76 degrees, wind 6 mph out to left field

CF Jacob Young
SS CJ Abrams
2B Luis García Jr.
DH Nick Senzel
LF Jesse Winker
1B Joey Meneses
C Keibert Ruiz
RF Eddie Rosario
3B Trey Lipscomb

RHP Trevor Williams

SS Gunnar Henderson
C Adley Rutschman
DH Ryan O'Hearn
1B Ryan Mountcastle
RF Anthony Santander
LF Colton Cowser
2B Jordan Westburg
CF Cedric Mullins
3B Ramón Urías

RHP Corbin Burnes

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