Game 55 lineups: Nats at Braves

ATLANTA – A victory tonight will give the Nationals their second win in a four-game series this season, the first coming as a sweep in their only other four-game set to date in Miami last month. 

Trevor Williams will look to continue this dominant stretch by Nats starting pitchers. Nationals starters have pitched to a 2.36 ERA (11 earned runs in 42 innings) with 52 strikeouts and just five walks over the last seven games. Williams contributed to that with five innings of one-run ball, no walks and eight strikeouts on Saturday. He’s 4-0 with a 2.29 ERA and 1.078 WHIP in 10 starts.

Williams and Stephen Strasburg (8-0 in 2016) are the only two Nats starters (2005-present) to not suffer a loss through their first 10 starts of a season. Let’s see if Williams can make it 11.

Besides being shut out on Tuesday, the Nats have scored 15 runs this series. They were supposed to face former Nationals farmhand Reynaldo López, but will instead see lefty Ray Kerr. The 29-year-old made his first start on May 24 this season, where he allowed five runs in four innings against the Pirates. 

The original starter López was packaged with Lucas Giolito and Dane Dunning in the December 2016 trade with the White Sox for Adam Eaton. He and Giolito were then traded together again last year to the Angels, with López being selected off waivers by the Guardians a month later.

In his lone appearance against the Nats, López gave up six runs in four innings back in 2019.

Where: Truist Park
Gametime: 7:20 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB Network (out-of-market only),
Radio: 106.7 The Fan, DC 87.7 (Spanish),
Weather: Sunny, 81 degrees, wind 8 mph out to left-center field

SS CJ Abrams
RF Lane Thomas
1B Joey Meneses
DH Jesse Winker
C Keibert Ruiz
3B Nick Senzel
2B Ildemaro Vargas
LF Eddie Rosario
CF Jacob Young

RHP Trevor Williams

CF Michael Harris II
3B Austin Riley
DH Marcell Ozuna
1B Matt Olson
2B Ozzie Albies
SS Orlando Arcia
C Sean Murphy
RF Adam Duvall
LF Jarred Kelenic

LHP Ray Kerr

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