Here we are at the halfway point in the 162 game marathon that they call a baseball season. Anibal Sanchez gets the rock tonight in his old stomping grounds in Detroit. As expected, Ryan Zimmerman joins the team in Motown while Michael A. Taylor was removed from the roster as expected to make room for Zim. For Taylor, he will meet up with Double-A Harrisburg, and it would be to nobody’s surprise if he demands a trade.
With the Tigers starting lefty Daniel Norris tonight on the mound, Ryan Zimmerman will be in the starting lineup as the designated hitter. At first base, Howie Kendrick will get the start, and the rest of the lineup is the usual.
Statistically, the Nationals are among the top three teams offensively against left-handed pitchers, and the Nats hope to build on the momentum of the six day business trip that started in Miami on Tuesday.
Washington Nationals vs. Detroit Tigers
Stadium: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
1st Pitch: 7:10 pm EDT
TV: MASN, FOX Sports Detroit, MLB.TV
Nats Radio: 106.7 FM The Fan; SiriusXM® ( Streaming Internet 869)
Line-up subject to change (without notice):