Game #6 Gio Gonzalez gets his 1st start of 2016—#Nats Game Thread

The weather forecast shows improvement for this evening that should allow the Nats to get this game in without rain, however it will be a chilly evening. Gio Gonzalez will get the start for the Washington Nationals and Jhoulys Chacin for the Atlanta Braves.

According to Dusty Baker, he doesn’t want to pitch Jonathan Papelbon 3 games in a row which should set a new 9th inning man for the Nats tonight. Dusty said that could be Shawn Kelley, Blake Treinen or Felipe Rivero as well as a combination.

Jose Lobaton will start at catcher tonight and Wilson Ramos will get a rest day. This is an interesting move that Dusty will sit Ramos who just went 4-4, and it seems like the right move. Ramos will be more effective with regular rest in a marathon season.

Lineup (subject to change without notice):

  1. Michael Taylor CF
  2. Anthony Rendon 3B
  3. Bryce Harper RF
  4. Ryan Zimmerman 1B
  5. Daniel Murphy 2B
  6. Jayson Werth LF
  7. Danny Espinosa SS
  8. Jose Lobaton C
  9. Gio Gonzalez LHP

Jhoulys Chacin vs. the Nationals Position Players

Gio Gonzalez vs. the Braves Position Players

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