Game 156 lineups: Nats vs. Phillies

The Nationals head into a long Tuesday confident in their spot in the playoff hunt. After dropping the Phillies here last night 7-2 to open the five-game set, the Nats are very close - magic number at three - to clinching their first postseason berth since 2017.

“We got two games tomorrow,” left-hander Patrick Corbin said Monday night, following his winning performance of one run allowed over six frames. “Hopefully start off with a goodie the first game. I don’t think anything is going to change here with these guys, they’re just going to come, be ready to go. We try to win every game. I think if we just worry about ourself and the end of the day we’ll find us in the best situation.”

Ross-Throws-Blue-Front-Sidebar.jpgToday they play two, a doubleheader beginning at 1:05 p.m., with right-hander Joe Ross (3-4, 6.17 ERA) taking on bullpen right-hander Blake Parker in game one. Then in the nightcap, it’s right-hander Max Scherzer facing right-hander Aaron Nola.

This will be Ross’ eighth start of the season and first since Sept. 2. He allowed five runs on five hits in a relief appearance against the Phillies on May 4. Ross struggled in his last start, giving up seven runs on eight hits in 3 2/3 innings against the Mets. New York scored five runs off Ross in the fifth to pull away for an eventual 7-3 win.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS vs. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (Game One)
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 1:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, MLB.com
Weather: Sunny, 77 degrees, wind 11 mph in from right field towards third base

NATIONALS (86-69)

SS Trea Turner
RF Adam Eaton
3B Anthony Rendon
LF Juan Soto
1B Ryan Zimmerman
2B Brian Dozier
CF Victor Robles
C Raudy Read
RHP Joe Ross


PHILLIES (79-76)

2B César Hernández
RF Bryce Harper
1B Rhys Hoskins
LF Brad Miller
SS Jean Segura
3B Scott Kingery
CF Adam Haseley
C Deivy Grullon
RHP Blake Parker

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