Game #77 Two game series in Tampa, Florida

While you would like to enjoy last night’s win a little longer, the MLB schedule has a game today in Tampa, Florida. The boys touched down in Tampa as the sun was rising. We learned from Juan Soto that he was just getting into bed at 5:30AM, and he is already awake and on his way to the ballpark. The Nationals have a 7:10pm game in Tampa where the Nationals will face one of the best lefties in baseball.

Blake Snell is in his 3rd season with Tampa, and he has put together an All-Star season. Tonight will be an interesting game as to the line-up. Snell is at a 2.48 ERA this season and 0.96 at home. If there has ever been a lock, Tampa looks really good with Snell going up against the Nationals who have not been good against left-handed pitchers. But there’s a reason we play the games.

The Rays just swept the New York Yankees, and their team is 5-and-2 in the last week. For the Nationals, they have guys too. Gio Gonzalez gets the start and the way for the Nationals to win is for Gio Gonzalez to throw a gem.

Here is your month by month results for Gio Gonzalez, and yes, the month of June has been horrific with a 6.20 ERA. Hopefully today is the start of something great for Gio.

At the end of May, Gio Gonzalez looked like a lock for the All-Star game. Now, he probably won’t make it based on his June results.

The Nationals made these two roster moves today:

06/25/18 Washington Nationals activated RHP Brandon Kintzler from the 10-day disabled list.
Washington Nationals optioned RHP Jefry Rodriguez to Syracuse Chiefs.

Washington Nationals vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Stadium: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
1st Pitch:  7:10  pm EDT
TV: MASN2; MLB App out-of-market
Nats Radio: 106.7 The Fan and via the MLB app

Line-ups subject to change without notice:

  1. Trea Turner SS
  2. Bryce Harper RF
  3. Anthony Rendon 3B
  4. Juan Soto LF
  5. Michael Taylor CF
  6. Mark Reynolds 1B
  7. Wilmer Difo 2B
  8. Pedro Severino C
  9. Adam Eaton DH

Gio Gonzalez LHP

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