Game 65 lineups: Nats at Padres

SAN DIEGO - It’s another picture-perfect day here. Too bad we have to leave after today’s series finale at Petco Park. The Nationals will hope to leave on a high note with back-to-back victories and a four-game split with the Padres. To do that, they’ll need a big start out of Stephen Strasburg in his hometown and some sustained offense against a conga line of San Diego relievers.

Strasburg-Winds-Gray@PHI-sidebar.jpgStrasburg notched his 100th career win his last time out, but it was actually one of his worst performances of the season (five runs in five innings against the White Sox). He’ll need to avoid the first-inning trouble he got into against Chicago (four runs) before he settled in and made the most out of his outing. This is his fifth career start at Petco Park; he’s 3-1 with a 3.12 ERA here.

The Padres, meanwhile, are starting Johnny Wholestaff. OK, technically it’s Luis Perdomo. But he’ll be just the first of a parade of relievers that take the mound today as the Padres try to account for injuries to their rotation. This could be viewed as an advantageous scenario for the Nationals. But we’ve already seen San Diego’s bullpen shut down this lineup for the better part of three nights, so don’t just assume this is going to go well for the visitors.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS at SAN DIEGO PADRES
Where: Petco Park
Gametime: 4:10 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, MLB.com
Weather: Sunny, 73 degrees, wind 11 mph left field to right field

NATIONALS (29-35)
SS Trea Turner
RF Adam Eaton
3B Anthony Rendon
LF Juan Soto
1B Matt Adams
2B Brian Dozier
CF Gerardo Parra
C Yan Gomes
RHP Stephen Strasburg

PADRES (33-32)
3B Greg Garcia
SS Fernando Tatis Jr.
1B Eric Hosmer
LF Hunter Renfroe
RF Franmil Reyes
2B Ian Kinsler
C Austin Allen
RHP Luis Perdomo
CF Manuel Margot

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