Game 42 lineups: Nats vs. Mets

Patrick Corbin has already faced the Mets twice this season, and he pitched well enough both times to emerge with a win. The left-hander, alas, did not get credited with a win after either of those starts. So he’ll try to get over that hump tonight when he faces New York for the third time in 2019.

The Nationals, in a recurring theme, haven’t taken full advantage of the performances of their top three starters. Corbin, Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg have combined for a 3.50 ERA in 26 starts, but the team has gone 9-17 in those games. That’s not good enough.

Kendrick-Rounds-Third-White-HR-Sidebar.jpgWe’ll see if tonight’s lineup, with Howie Kendrick back at first base, can score enough runs to make the most of a quality Corbin start. And we’ll see if the defense behind Corbin can make all the plays it needs to make.

NEW YORK METS at WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, MLB.com
Weather: Partly cloudy, 71 degrees, wind 9 mph out to right field

NATIONALS (16-25)
RF Adam Eaton
CF Victor Robles
3B Anthony Rendon
LF Juan Soto
1B Howie Kendrick
2B Brian Dozier
C Yan Gomes
SS Wilmer Difo
LHP Patrick Corbin

METS (20-20)
LF Jeff McNeil
3B J.D. Davis
2B Robinson CanĂ³
1B Pete Alonso
RF Michael Conforto
SS Amed Rosario
C Wilson Ramos
CF Juan Lagares
RHP Wilmer Font

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