Game #53 A good time for the Nats to get back to winning!

Photo by Sol Tucker for TalkNats

After the Washington Nationals departed NYC with an 0-3 record in that Mets series and being shutout in two straight, some expected changes, but nothing changed on the roster today. The Nats got beat by three pitchers who were not even in their top three on their depth chart with Jacob deGrom, Max Scherzer and Tylor Megill injured. Now they come to Cincinnati for the second series in this 10-game road trip.

What the Nats hope to do is score more runs than their pitchers give up. That is a formula that has only worked for the Nats just 18 times this year. You will never win a game when you get shutout, and that is a Captain Obvious statement. They must score tonight, and starting pitcher Joan Adon must pitch well.

This is also Lou Gehrig Day with ALS Awareness. MLB started to formally recognize this two years ago on June 2nd of every year. Gehrig  was the original Iron Man for his 2,130 consecutive games played and earned the nickname of the Iron Horse. He replaced an injured player name Wally Pipp to take over at first base for the Yankees and that became a verb of being Wally Pipp’d when you leave for an injury and your replacement is so good that you never get your spot back.

Two week ago, the Reds were the worst team in baseball. Many would say the Nats have taken that crown for ineptitude. It is hard to argue that.

Washington Nationals vs. Cincinnati Reds
Stadium:  Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
1st Pitch:  6:40 pm EDT
TV: MASN; Bally Sports Ohio; MLB App (out-0f-market only)
Nats Radio: 106.7 The Fan and via the MLB app

Lineups (subject to change without notice):

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