Game 93 lineups: Nats at Mets

NEW YORK – The Nationals are hoping to start tonight’s game like they finished last night’s. Down 6-0 going into the eighth, they hit two two-run home runs and scored a fifth run over the game’s last two innings. And by doing so, they made the Mets use four relievers, including closer Edwin Díaz, in a game they should have run away with.

The Nats will try to jump on Luis Severino early. The veteran right-hander has been solid in his first season pitching for the other New York team, going 5-3 with a 3.83 ERA and 1.200 WHIP over his first 17 starts. One of those starts came against the Nats, not last week but a month ago. Severino held them to one run on seven hits, no walks and four strikeouts over eight innings.

Patrick Corbin takes the mound for the Nats. He opposed Severino in that June 5 game at Nationals Park with very different results. The veteran left-hander gave up six runs on seven hits and three home runs in just 5 ⅓ innings while taking the loss. He’ll at least try to do what Jake Irvin did last night and provide some length.

If this game gets into a battle of the bullpens, the advantage could be in the Nationals’ favor given how many relievers the Mets had to use last night while the Nats only used Jordan Weems to cover the last two innings. However, the Mets did make a couple of roster moves this afternoon to bolster their bullpen, including placing former National Reed Garrett on the 15-day injured list with right elbow inflammation and activating right-hander Phil Maton, who they acquired from the Rays yesterday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Where: Citi Field
Gametime: 7:10 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 The Fan, DC 87.7 (Spanish),
Weather: Partly cloudy, 79 degrees, wind 21 mph out to center field

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

LHP Patrick Corbin

SS Francisco Lindor
LF Brandon Nimmo
DH J.D. Martinez
1B Pete Alonso
3B Mark Vientos
C Francisco Alvarez
2B Jose Iglesias
RF Tyrone Taylor
CF Harrison Bader

RHP Luis Severino

Wood batting second, Thomas drops to sixth
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