Game 50 lineups: Nats at Marlins

Well, if you’re a fan of symmetry and symbolism, tonight’s game is really important for the Nationals. To lose, not to win. Because if they lose, their season record will be 19-31. Yep, same as it was after 50 games last season. The difference, of course, is that one year ago they had 112 games to turn everything around and this year they have 10 games. So the chance of this 19-31 start producing the same result as the last 19-31 start are nearly impossible.

Let the record show, these Nationals have no interest in a repeat of their 50-game record. They’re taking the field tonight in Miami attempting to win and improve to 20-30. They will do so with Patrick Corbin on the mound, the left-hander trying to win for the first time since Aug. 10 at the Mets. Yeah, it’s been a while. Corbin did pitch well enough to win his last start, holding the Braves to two runs over seven innings, but he was dealt a tough-luck 2-1 loss.

Turner-Inside-the-Park-HR-Philly-Sidebar.jpgThe Nats are going with the same lineup they had out there during Friday’s doubleheader-opening win. Trea Turner, who departed the nightcap early, is back in there as the leadoff man, with Juan Soto behind him as always.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS at MIAMI MARLINS
Where: Marlins Park
Gametime: 6:10 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, MLB.com
Weather: Indoors

NATIONALS
SS Trea Turner
LF Juan Soto
1B Asdrúbal Cabrera
DH Eric Thames
C Yan Gomes
2B Luis García
3B Carter Kieboom
RF Andrew Stevenson
CF Victor Robles

LHP Patrick Corbin

MARLINS
SS Miguel Rojas
CF Starling Marte
1B Garrett Cooper
DH Jesús Aguilar
3B Brian Anderson
RF Lewis Brinson
LF Corey Dickerson
2B Sean Rodriguez
C Chad Wallach

RHP Pablo López

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