Tonight is dueling lefties on the mound as Gio Gonzalez starts for the Nationals, and Adam Morgan for the Phillies.
To nobody’s surprise, Michael Taylor (career 1-6 against Phillies’ starter Adam Morgan) will start in centerfield and leadoff in tonight’s game as Trea Turner rests after 19 straight games. Ben Revere will watch from the bench (career 1-2 against Morgan). Wilson Ramos is in the starting line-up which seemed like the perfect rest day for the Buffalo also. It could be that Dusty liked his 1.700 OPS against Morgan.
The Nationals get tomorrow off as they travel to New York, and today’s game is the 20th game in a row for the Nationals. Trea Turner had played in the Nationals previous 30 games and was the only Nationals player to start in the previous 19 consecutive games.
Here are the Nats’ stats against Morgan:
Here are Gio Gonzalez’s stats against the Phillies:
Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies
Stadium: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
1st Pitch: 7:05 pm EDT
TV: MASN2, CSN-Philadelphia, MLB.tv
Line-ups (subject to change without notice):
- Michael Taylor CF
- Jayson Werth LF
- Daniel Murphy 2B
- Bryce Harper RF
- Anthony Rendon 3B
- Wilson Ramos C
- Ryan Zimmerman 1B
- Danny Espinosa SS
- Gio Gonzalez LHP