Game 50 lineups: Nats at Mets

NEW YORK - Quick turnarounds are always tough. Quick turnarounds after devastating losses during agonizing seasons are even tougher. But the Nationals have no choice but to come right back to Citi Field for today’s 12:10 p.m. series finale, hoping the result will be different than it was last night. And the night before that. And the night before that.

Stephen-Strasburg-Delivers-Mothers-Day-Gray-Sidebar.jpgStephen Strasburg gets the start, and he’s been excellent. Over his last six starts, he’s got a 2.13 ERA and 0.83 WHIP while averaging more than seven innings per outing. Of course, none of that matters if the Nationals bullpen can’t finish things off.

The Nats lineup, meanwhile, gets a chance to face Steven Matz, who has historically struggled against this team. (Though the lefty did toss five scoreless innings against them back on April 6.) Today’s lineup includes mostly righties, with Howie Kendrick at first base and batting cleanup, with Juan Soto bumped down to the No. 5 spot.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS at NEW YORK METS
Where: Citi Field
Gametime: 12:10 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, MLB.com
Weather: Rain late, 63 degrees, wind 10 mph out to left field

NATIONALS (19-30)
SS Trea Turner
RF Adam Eaton
3B Anthony Rendon
1B Howie Kendrick
LF Juan Soto
2B Brian Dozier
CF Victor Robles
C Yan Gomes
RHP Stephen Strasburg

METS (23-25)
SS Amed Rosario
LF J.D. Davis
3B Todd Frazier
1B Pete Alonso
C Wilson Ramos
RF Carlos Gómez
2B Adeiny Hechavarría
CF Juan Lagares
LHP Steven Matz

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