Game 40 lineups (take two): Nats at White Sox

CHICAGO – Alright, let’s give this another try. After Monday’s series opener at Guaranteed Rate Field was rained out, the Nationals and White Sox will play two today. And it’s an old-school, traditional, single-admission doubleheader. Game 1 starts at 4:40 p.m. Eastern, with Game 2 set to start approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the opener. If everything goes smoothly, we should wrap up around the same time as we would’ve all along. (Wishful thinking, obviously.)

Both teams are sticking with their pitching plan, so it’ll be Trevor Williams vs. Chris Flexen in the opener as was planned from the outset. Mitchell Parker faces former National Erick Fedde in the nightcap.

Both teams also get to call up a 27th man for the day, and the Nats chose to go with Jackson Rutledge. The right-hander’s season has gotten off to a rough start at Triple-A Rochester (6.67 ERA, 1.630 WHIP in seven games), and he just threw 91 pitches three days ago in Scranton. But he’s only here in case the team needs a few innings of relief in either game. In a perfect world, he won’t be needed and he’ll head back to Triple-A and prepare for his next start.

Guaranteed Rate Field
Gametime: 4:40 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 FM, 88.7 FM (Spanish),
Weather: Cloudy, 57 degrees, wind 16 mph out to right field

SS CJ Abrams
CF Jacob Young
LF Eddie Rosario
1B Joey Meneses
2B Luis García Jr.
DH Nick Senzel
C Riley Adams
3B Trey Lipscomb
RF Victor Robles

RHP Trevor Williams

CF Tommy Pham
1B Andrew Vaughn
RF Gavin Sheets
DH Eloy Jiménez
LF Andrew Benintendi
C Korey Lee
3B Bryan Ramos
2B Nicky Lopez
SS Braden Shewmake

RHP Chris Flexen

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