The Washington Nationals technically do not have a game tonight, but a few of their key players will be the star attractions when the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs play near Philadelphia at 7:05 pm in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.
Both Trea Turner and Jayson Werth are on rehab assignments with the Chiefs in a game with starting pitcher Erick Fedde on the mound tonight. Expect Turner and Werth to play about have the game tonight as they work themselves back into form.
Honestly speaking, this lineup is not too different with Trea and Jayson from the lineup quality the Nats put together on Saturday when the only opening day regulars Anthony Rendon and Ryan Zimmerman started alongside Alejandro De Aza, Andrew Stevenson, Adrian Sanchez, Michael Taylor and Jose Lobaton of which three of those players were recent Syracuse Chiefs starters and the other two were Nats bench players in April.
The Chiefs beat Indianapolis in the 13th inning last night courtesy of a Chad Huffman walk-off. Turner and Werth will know most of the faces in Syracuse like Clint Robinson and Rafael Bautista who just came off of the DL.
The Chiefs open this seven-game roadtrip starting tonight with this four-game series against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Coverage is available on the Chiefs flagship station, The Score 1260-AM in Syracuse which can be found on the Tune-in app, as well as the game can be viewed on MiLB.TV
Here’s the Syracuse Chiefs starting line-up:
- Trea Turner SS
- Irving Falu 2B
- Jayson Werth LF
- Clint Robinson 1B
- Neftali Soto RF
- Matt Skole 3B
- Spencer Kieboom C
- Rafael Bautista CF
- Erick Fedde P
As you will notice, everyone in the Chiefs’ line-up except Falu, Soto, and Skole has played for the Nationals within the last calendar year.