Game #136 Dusty will go with Reynaldo Lopez tonight!: Game Thread

The Nationals made a decision to give Max Scherzer an extra day of rest and are activating Reynaldo Lopez tonight for another start to take Scherzer’s place as the starter. This game happens to be televised as the Sunday game of the week on ESPN. The Mets have Seth Lugo pitching in a match-up of true rookies. Lugo has 3 starts and an impressive 2.60 ERA while Reynaldo Lopez has been inconsistent and has posted a 5.33 ERA.

This game also decides the winner of this particular 3 game series that is tied 1 game a piece. The Vegas underdog has won the first 2 games.

Here is the scouting report on Seth Lugo: He is primarily a sinkerballer and averages 93mph on his heater, and he will throw the four-seamer. He shows the reachback fastball that can reach 97mph. When Lugo is on location, he is tough to beat. The 26 year old was a 34th round draft pick out of college and has worked in a slider, curveball, and changeup to keep the batters always thinking off-speed. The way to beat Lugo is smashing his mistake pitches and hanging breaking balls.

Washington Nationals and New York Mets
Stadium: CitiField, Queens, NY
1st Pitch:  8:08 pm EDT

Line-ups  (subject to change without notice):

  1. Trea Turner CF
  2. Jayson Werth LF
  3. Daniel Murphy 2B
  4. Bryce Harper RF
  5. Anthony Rendon 3B
  6. Wilson Ramos C
  7. Ryan Zimmerman 1B
  8. Danny Espinosa SS
  9. Reynaldo Lopez RHP
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