The Washington Nationals can look forward to today’s game and put Saturday’s thumping behind them as that is yesterday’s news. Stephen Strasburg starts in the rubber game of this 3-game series in Philadelphia. The Nationals will announce their roster moves shortly.
If you are looking for some positive signs, Anthony Rendon had two hits yesterday, Jayson Werth is batting .368, and Daniel Murphy is batting .524 while having multiple hits in every game this season.
There will be a new-look line-up today with Adam Eaton leading off as Trea Turner rests his right hamstring that he tweaked. Adam Lind has a long history against Hellickson, and so does Matt Wieters from their tenures in the AL East.
Here is the Nationals batting stats against Jeremy Hellickson:
Washington Nationals at the Philadelphia Phillies
Stadium: Citizens Bank Ballpark, Philadelphia, PA
1st Pitch: 1:35 pm EDT
TV: MASN2, CSN, MLB.TV
Line-ups (subject to change without notice):
- Adam Eaton CF
- Anthony Rendon 3B
- Bryce Harper RF
- Daniel Murphy 2B
- Adam Lind 1B
- Jayson Werth LF
- Stephen Drew SS
- Jose Lobaton C
- Stephen Strasburg RHP