Game 152 lineups: Nats at Marlins

It’s been a while since the Nationals last won a series. How long? How about Aug. 17-18, when they swept the Blue Jays in a two-game series in D.C. They haven’t won a three-game series since July 30-Aug. 1 against the Cubs. That’s a long time. Tonight, though, the Nats have a chance to end that streak if they can beat the Marlins in their series finale and follow up Tuesday night’s 7-1 victory with another.

It’s also an opportunity for Josiah Gray to turn his season back around. The rookie right-hander was great for five starts following his acquisition from the Dodgers (never giving up more than three runs in any outing), then rough in his last four starts (never giving up fewer than five runs in any outing). One of the good ones, though, came in Miami, so perhaps he can channel something from that one tonight and turn things back around.

Kieboom-Throw-Gray-Sidebar.jpgGray will be working with Alex Avila for the first time, and you wonder if that’s an intentional move on Davey Martinez’s part, hoping the soon-to-be-retiring catcher can help get the most out of him. Carter Kieboom also returns to the lineup after sitting out Tuesday’s game with a sore left thumb.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS at MIAMI MARLINS
Where: loanDepot Park
Gametime: 6:40 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2
Radio: 106.7 FM, MLB.com
Weather: Indoors

NATIONALS
CF Lane Thomas
SS Alcides Escobar
RF Juan Soto
1B Josh Bell
LF Yadiel Hernandez
3B Carter Kieboom
C Alex Avila
2B Luis García
RHP Josiah Gray

MARLINS
SS Miguel Rojas
2B Jazz Chisholm Jr.
CF Bryan De La Cruz
RF Jesús Sánchez
LF Lewis Brinson
1B Lewin Díaz
C Alex Jackson
3B Eddy Alvarez
RHP Elieser Hernandez

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