Game 40 lineups: Nats at Mets

NEW YORK - It's a new day at Citi Field, where the sun has come out and the Nationals hope their bats break out tonight against Bartolo Colon and the Mets.

It's been a rough couple days for the Nats lineup, which over the last two games has scored a total of two runs while striking out 28 times. Of course, when the opposing pitchers those games are Jose Fernandez and Noah Syndergaard, it's a bit of a challenge scoring runs. So perhaps the task will be a bit easier tonight with Colon taking the hill for New York. (Though the biggest test may be keeping the soon-to-be 43-year-old in the park when he steps up to bat!)


Gio Gonzalez gets the start for the Nationals, who certainly could use a big-time effort from the lefty with the 1.93 ERA in seven starts to date. Dusty Baker is sticking with the lineup tweak he used last night, with Jayson Werth batting second and Anthony Rendon batting sixth. Jose Lobaton is, however, behind the plate to work with Gonzalez as usual...

Where: Citi Field, New York
Gametime: 7:10 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 FM, XM 869,
Weather: Partly cloudy, 62 degrees, wind 9 mph right field to left field

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

METS (22-16)
RF Curtis Granderson
CF Juan Lagares
3B David Wright
LF Yoenis Cespedes
2B Neil Walker
SS Asdrubal Cabrera
1B Eric Campbell
C Kevin Plawecki
RHP Bartolo Colon

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