Game 58 lineups: Nats vs. Phillies

For the first time since mid-April, the Nationals will have a chance to stand alone outside the basement of the National League East. And for the second straight game, the Nationals’ future will be on display against its past.

MacKenzie Gore gets his first shot at former Nats Bryce Harper, Trea Turner and Kyle Schwarber as a National. He did face each of them over his 16 appearances with the Padres last year: Harper went 0-for-3 with a strikeout; Turner went 2-for-2 with an RBI double and was hit by a pitch; and Schwarber went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and a walk.

Gore is coming off a career-high 11 strikeouts in seven innings of one-run ball on Sunday against the Royals. On the year, the lefty is 3-3 with a 3.57 ERA, 1.414 WHIP and 11.5 strikeout-per-nine-innings rate.

Left-hander Matt Strahm is starting a bullpen game for the Phillies this afternoon. He’s 4-3 with a 3.20 ERA and 1.042 WHIP in 15 appearances (seven starts) this season. Strahm is expected to go at least two innings for manager Rob Thomson, who had to use four relievers last night after Zack Wheeler couldn’t get out of the fourth.

Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 4:05 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 The Fan,
Weather: Cloudy with chance of storms, 81 degrees, wind 11 mph in from right field

RF Lane Thomas
2B Luis García
3B Jeimer Candelario
DH Joey Meneses
1B Dominic Smith
C Keibert Ruiz
SS CJ Abrams
LF Corey Dickerson
CF Alex Call

LHP MacKenzie Gore

LF Kyle Schwarber
RF Nick Castellanos
DH Bryce Harper
SS Trea Turner
C J.T. Realmuto
CF Brandon Marsh
2B Josh Harrison
1B Drew Ellis
3B Edmundo Sosa

LHP Matt Strahm

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