Game 70 lineups: Nats at Padres

On the heels of perhaps their worst loss of the season, the Nationals will try to bounce back this afternoon and close out their four-game series in San Diego on a high note. Three out of four anywhere ain't half-bad, and the Nats would happily take that before making the short trip up the coast to Los Angeles, where Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers await Monday night.

Gio Gonzalez needs a bounceback performance of his own today after a rough stretch that has seen the left-hander go 1-4 with a 5.58 ERA over his last seven starts. Lately, it's been one bad inning that has done in Gonzalez; he'll need to try to avoid that and maintain a level of consistency in today's start.

Drew Pomeranz takes the mound for the Padres, the first of four consecutive lefties the Nationals are scheduled to face, a fairly unusual situation. Once a highly touted prospect, Pomeranz has bounced around some but has proven effective in San Diego so far this year, with a 2.88 ERA over 13 starts.

Happy Father's Day to everyone out there!

Where: Petco Park, San Diego
Gametime: 4:40 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 FM, XM 869,
Weather: Sunny, 84 degrees, wind 13 mph in from left field

gio-gonzalez-throwing-red.jpgNATIONALS (43-26)
CF Michael A. Taylor
LF Jayson Werth
RF Bryce Harper
2B Daniel Murphy
1B Ryan Zimmerman
3B Anthony Rendon
SS Danny Espinosa
C Jose Lobaton
LHP Gio Gonzalez

PADRES (28-42)
CF Jon Jay
1B Wil Myers
RF Matt Kemp
3B Yangervis Solarte
LF Melvin Upton Jr.
C Derek Norris
SS Alexei Ramirez
2B Adam Rosales
LHP Drew Pomeranz

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