The line-ups are in and Trea Turner is starting in centerfield with Ben Revere on the bench. This was a surprising move in a ballpark that requires a team’s best right-side defense due to that monster sized and difficult rightfield configurations. Revere statistically is rated as the Nationals best defensive centerfielder, and Trea Turner the best defender at second base.
Another curious move is Wilson Ramos will catch tonight as Jose Lobaton had been catching Tanner Roark for most of his starts in the past month as Ramos shifted to catch Gio Gonzalez.
The line-up stays exactly the same 1-8 as yesterday with Bryce Harper staying in the 2 spot and Ryan Zimmerman in the 7 spot.
Roark will face Johnny Cueto who starts for the Giants. Joe Panik was activated by the Giants today after 23 days on the DL for a concussion.
Here is the Nats stats against Cueto:
Here is Tanner Roark’s stats against the Giants:
Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants
Stadium: AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA
1st Pitch: 10:15 pm EDT
TV: MASN2, Comcast Bay Area, MLB.tv
Line-ups (subject to change without notice):
- Trea Turner CF
- Bryce Harper RF
- Daniel Murphy 2B
- Wilson Ramos C
- Jayson Werth LF
- Anthony Rendon 3B
- Ryan Zimmerman 1B
- Danny Espinosa SS
- Tanner Roark RHP