Game 90 lineups: Nats at Mets

NEW YORK - And so we have reached the first-half finale of what has been a most interesting season so far for the Nationals. They are guaranteed to go into the All-Star break at least four games up in the National League East, possibly six if they can beat the Mets again this afternoon.

It’ll be Gio Gonzalez on the mound for this one, and though he has been erratic for most of the last two months, he has dominated at Citi Field over his career (7-1, 1.53 ERA in 12 starts). Fellow left-hander Steven Matz, who like Noah Syndergaard has been trying to pitch through a bone spur in his elbow, gets the start for New York, which is reeling at the moment and desperately needs to head into the break on a positive note.

Trea-Turner-Throw-White.jpgTrea Turner fans can rejoice, because the rookie is in the lineup today, leading off and playing second base. Daniel Murphy slides over to first base. Michael A. Taylor also gets the start in center field. Wilson Ramos is catching the day game after the night game, not to mention all four games of this series before he heads to San Diego for the All-Star Game.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS at NEW YORK METS
Where: Citi Field, New York
Gametime: 1:10 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, TBS, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, XM 869, MLB.com
Weather: Partly cloudy, 81 degrees, wind 10 mph left field to right field

NATIONALS (53-36)
2B Trea Turner
LF Jayson Werth
1B Daniel Murphy
RF Bryce Harper
C Wilson Ramos
3B Anthony Rendon
CF Michael A. Taylor
SS Danny Espinosa
LHP Gio Gonzalez

METS (47-40)
3B Jose Reyes
RF Curtis Granderson
1B Wilmer Flores
2B Neil Walker
SS Asdrubal Cabrera
CF Juan Lagares
C Travis d’Arnaud
LF ALejandro De Aza
LHP Steven Matz

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