The second game of doubleheaders have added pressure for the team that lost the first game of the doubleheader, and it is the Nationals in just that spot as the team that lost the front end of the doubleheader. The added pressure comes from losing ground in the pennant race. Another game off of the calendar and it feels like the Nats keep digging a hole for themselves.
In this evening’s game, the Nationals will pitch Jeremy Hellickson, and the Reds will counter with righty Matt Harvey who the Nationals are very familiar with from his time with the Mets. It was rumored that the Reds were trying to trade Matt Harvey last week before the non-waiver trade deadline, but here he is still on the Reds roster.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Washington Nationals
Stadium: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
1st Pitch: 7:05 pm EDT
TV: MASN; MLB.TV app out-of-network
Nats Radio: 106.7 The Fan and via the MLB app
Line-ups subject to change without notice: