Game 44 lineups: Nats vs. Dodgers

And we're back, for the nightcap of today's doubleheader against the Dodgers. The Nationals didn't get much going at the plate in the opener against Ross Stripling, and now they'll have to try to get back on track tonight against Rich Hill, with Howie Kendrick no longer available. Kendrick suffered what looked like a serious right lower leg injury in the top of the eighth this afternoon, and though there's no immediate diagnosis - he was headed to get an MRI before the game ended - Davey Martinez and Co. certainly reacted like they expect him to miss significant time.

So it'll be Andrew Stevenson in left field tonight, batting ninth, with Wilmer Difo at second base, batting second. Bryce Harper moves down to the third spot, ahead of Anthony Rendon and Mark Reynolds.

sidebar-Scherzer-white-tall.jpgMax Scherzer is on the mound, finally making a start he prepared to make Wednesday night (against the Yankees). We'll see if all the extra rest was beneficial or harmful to Scherzer, who should be good for well north of 100 pitches if needed.

Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 8:05 p.m. EDT
Radio: 99.1 FM,
Weather: Cloudy, 68 degrees, wind 3 mph out to left field

SS Trea Turner
2B Wilmer Difo
RF Bryce Harper
3B Anthony Rendon
1B Mark Reynolds
CF Michael A. Taylor
C Pedro Severino
RHP Max Scherzer
LF Andrew Stevenson

LF Joc Pederson
3B Max Muncy
C Yasmani Grandal
CF Cody Bellinger
SS Chris Taylor
2B Chase Utley
RF Yasiel Puig
C Austin Barnes
LHP Rich Hill

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