Game #73 Line-up order change. The youngsters tonight in Joe Ross and Urias: Game Thread

The Nats are now in a 4 game losing streak and must win tonight for a happy plane flight to Milwaukee and the day-off tomorrow. Julio Urias does not turn 20 years old until August, and he will face Joe Ross who just turned 23 years old a few weeks ago. Dusty Baker has in fact shuffled his batting order in the #5 and #6 spots by moving Wilson Ramos up to the #5 and Ryan Zimmerman to the #6.

Urias has already made 5 starts and threw a 5 inning shutout against the Brewers. Urias of course has not faced any Nationals players which only gives us our scouting report on him. His reportoire consists of a 4-seamer at 94mph, a curveball at 77, a slider at 88 and a changeup. Urias mixes up his pitches well, and his issue is hitting his spots and repeating his delivery. Righties are slashing .306/.358/.484/.842 against Urias. Expect only 2 left-handed batters in the starting line-up today.

Here is Joe Ross’ stats against the Dodgers:

Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers
Stadium: Dodgers Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
1st Pitch: 10:10pm EDT
TV: MASN2, ESPN, SNLA-Dodgers, SportsNet LA,

Line-ups (subject to change without notice):

  1. Michael Taylor CF
  2. Jayson Werth LF
  3. Bryce Harper RF
  4. Daniel Murphy 2B
  5. Wilson Ramos C
  6. Ryan Zimmerman 1B
  7. Anthony Rendon 3B
  8. Danny Espinosa SS
  9. Joe Ross RHP

This game is also being televised on ESPN tonight as their late game.

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