Game 50 lineups: Nats vs. Padres

How are we at Game 50 already? It’s almost Memorial Day Weekend and this season seems to be flying by.

Also, who would have taken a 21–28 Nationals record through the first 49 games? That’s a three-game improvement from where they were at this point last season.

To add one more to the win column and take this three-game series against the Padres, the Nats will turn to Jake Irvin, who is 1-2 with 5.50 ERA and 1.611 WHIP over his first four major league starts. After allowing only one earned run over his first two starts, he’s allowed 10 over his last two, going only 7 ⅓ innings. The young right-hander will look to get back to what led to his early success.

The Padres are throwing veteran left-hander Blake Snell for this getaway-day finale. The 30-year-old has struggled to start the year, going 1-6 with a 5.60 ERA and 1.556 WHIP over his first nine starts. He was knocked around for six runs in just four innings in his last start against the Red Sox.

Snell is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA and 1.182 WHIP in four career starts against the Nats.

Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 4:05 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 The Fan,
Weather: Partly cloudy, 71 degrees, wind 7 mph in from left-center field

RF Lane Thomas
2B Luis García
DH Joey Meneses
3B Jeimer Candelario
LF Stone Garrett
1B Dominic Smith
CF Alex Call
C Riley Adams
SS CJ Abrams

RHP Jake Irvin

RF Fernando Tatis Jr.
1B Jake Cronenworth
LF Juan Soto
SS Xander Bogaerts
DH Matt Carpenter
2B Rougned Odor
3B Ha-Seong Kim
CF Trent Grisham
C Brett Sullivan

LHP Blake Snell

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