NLDS Game 2 lineups: Nats vs. Dodgers (take two)

The good news: There's no rain in sight today. (Not that there turned out to be much of it yesterday after Major League Baseball postponed Game 2 of the National League Division Series.) The bad news: It's cold. And it's windy. There's a stiff wind blowing from left field to right field, and it's supposed to stay that way all afternoon.

That wouldn't seem to benefit a right-handed-heavy lineup like the Nationals have, but potentially benefit a left-handed-heavy lineup like the Dodgers have. We shall see. Both managers, by the way, are sticking with the same lineups they planned to use yesterday.

Thumbnail image for frontpage2.jpg - roark throws white 0807.jpgTanner Roark gets the ball, and he'll have an extra day of rest on top of two extra days of rest he already was going to get since his most recent start last Saturday. Something to keep in mind: His career ERA on normal four days' rest is 2.66. With more than four days' rest, it jumps to 3.55. That's not uncommon for sinkerballers, who often prefer to pitch while a bit fatigued because it makes that pitch have more sink.

Rich Hill, the veteran left-hander who has resurrected his career in the last year, gets the start for the Dodgers. The Nats barely have any experience against him, unless some guys faced him in live BP when he was with them in spring training 2015 as a non-roster invitee.

Should be a fascinating game. If you're coming, dress warm. If you're watching at home, enjoy!

Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 1:08 p.m. EDT
TV: FS1,
Radio: 106.7 FM, 570 AM, XM 80/89,
Weather: Partly cloudy, 61 degrees, wind 21 mph left field to right field

CF Trea Turner
RF Bryce Harper
LF Jayson Werth
2B Daniel Murphy
3B Anthony Rendon
1B Ryan Zimmerman
SS Danny Espinosa
C Jose Lobaton
RHP Tanner Roark

2B Chase Utley
SS Corey Seager
3B Justin Turner
1B Adrian Gonzalez
RF Josh Reddick
CF Joc Pederson
C Yasmani Grandal
LF Andrew Toles
LHP Rich Hill

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