Game 91 lineups: Nats vs. Cardinals

It’s been a long and eventful homestand, with a pair of four-game series and a whole lot of news, both involving the roster and the All-Star Game. And it finally comes to an end this afternoon with one more game against the Cardinals. A win would leave the Nationals with a 4-4 record on the homestand, which, all things considered, would be fine. Not great, but fine.

The pitching staff, as we know, is on fumes at this point. The Nats’ last three starters have combined for only 12 2/3 innings. So they really do need some length today from Mitchell Parker. The rookie left-hander has completed six innings in three of his last four outings, so he has the ability. He’s reached the 100-pitch mark only once in 15 total starts; Davey Martinez might have to push him beyond that number today.

For the fourth straight day, the Nationals lineup faces a veteran St. Louis right-hander. This time it’s Miles Mikolas, who enters with a 5.19 ERA and 1.222 WHIP. He was lit up by the Reds two starts ago for 10 runs, but he did bounce back last time out and held the Pirates to two runs over six innings.

Nationals Park

Gametime: 4:05 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 FM, 88.7 FM (Spanish),
Weather: Hot and humid, 94 degrees, wind 8 mph out to left field

SS CJ Abrams
RF Lane Thomas
LF James Wood
DH Jesse Winker
C Keibert Ruiz
2B Luis García Jr.
1B Juan Yepez
3B Trey Lipscomb
CF Jacob Young

LHP Mitchell Parker

SS Masyn Winn
DH Alec Burleson
C Willson Contreras
1B Paul Goldschmidt
3B Nolan Arenado
LF Brendan Donovan
RF Lars Nootbaar
2B Nolan Gorman
CF Michael Siani

RHP Miles Mikolas

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