Game #6 pairs 6 Cy Young awards on one mound with Scherzer/Kershaw; Nats in salvage mode.

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Two of the best pitchers of their generation are on today’s mound in Los Angeles for the season finale in Dodgers’ Stadium. This is a salvage operation for the Washington Nationals as they lost the first two games of this series to fall to 1-4 on the season and the worst winning percentage in baseball.

Between Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer, there are a combined six Cy Young awards on the mound this afternoon. For Scherzer, he is looking for a bounceback start after he gave up four solo home runs on Opening Day. 

Speaking of Cy Young, Scherzer can move ahead of Young on the all-time strikeout list if Max can notch 14 K’s today. If he gets to 7 strikeouts, he will reach the 2,800 K level as Max continues to march towards 3,000 in his carer.

There are two surprising lineup moves today with Jonathan Lucroy catching Scherzer again, and Yadiel Hernandez (facing a lefty starter) will get the start in leftfield. One other note is that Ryan Zimmerman will in fact start a day game after a night game.

After this game, the Nats will fly to St. Louis for a quick 3-game road series before the team heads home to face the Diamondback and Cardinals for a 7-game home series. This is all part of a 13 game part of the schedule with no days off.

Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers
Stadium:   Dodgers Stadium, Los Angeles, California
1st Pitch: 4:10 pm EDT
Nats Radio: 106.7 FM The Fan; SiriusXM® ( Streaming Internet 869)

Line-up subject to change (without notice):

1. Victor Robles CF
2. Trea Turner SS
3. Juan Soto RF
4. Ryan Zimmerman 1B
5. Jordy Mercer 2B
6. Starlin Castro 3B
7. Yadiel Hernandez LF
8. Jonathan Lucroy C
9. Max Scherzer RHP


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