Nats sticking with same lineup (with Pirates lineup)

The Nationals will stick with their same lineup (minus the pitcher) for game two of this four-game series with the Pirates. Bryce Harper will lead off and Denard Span will hit seventh. Wilson Ramos is again behind the plate for the Nats. Taylor Jordan will get his fifth big league start tonight, still in search of his first win despite positing an impressive 3.32 ERA thus far. Jordan is coming off the best outing of his major league career thus far, when he allowed just two runs on eight hits over six innings against the Marlins. Jordan walked none and struck out four in that outing. The Pirates will send right-hander Gerrit Cole to the mound tonight for his eighth major league start. Cole went 4-0 over his first four big league outings but has lost each of his last three starts. He has a 3.89 ERA in the bigs. Entering tonight's game, the Nats have faced 11 different rookie starters this season. They've gone just 6-7 against those 11 rookies. They'll try and snap a four-game skid tonight against Cole, one of the more promising rookie starters in the game. For the Nats LF Bryce Harper 2B Anthony Rendon 3B Ryan Zimmerman 1B Adam LaRoche RF Jayson Werth SS Ian Desmond CF Denard Span C Wilson Ramos RHP Taylor Jordan For the Pirates LF Starling Marte RF Jose Tabata CF Andrew McCutchen 3B Pedro Alvarez C Russell Martin 1B Garrett Jones 2B Neil Walker SS Jordy Mercer RHP Gerrit Cole
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