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.

Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 1:05 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM,
Weather: Sunny, 77 degrees, wind 11 mph in from right field towards third base


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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