After today’s game, the Washington Nationals will have 100 games remaining in their 2022 season, and the schedule is almost 40 percent complete. Today, the Nats have a shot to sweep the Milwaukee Brewers. Just a few days ago, the Brewers were in first place in the NL Central.
Manager Dave Martinez had a choice today for call-up for a starting pitcher or a bullpen game. He chose for the bullpen game with Paolo Espino, a former starter, on the mound to begin this game. We could certainly see Evan Lee after Espino. Expect, one or both of them starting the doubleheader on Friday too.
In the lineup, the Nats will have seven batters going from the left-hander’s batters box today. With a few switch-hitters, the Nats will only have Lane Thomas and Nelson Cruz starting this game in the righty’s box.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Washington Nationals
Stadium: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
1st Pitch: 1:35 pm EDT
TV: MASN2; Bally Sports Wisconsin; MLB App (out-0f-market only)
Nats Radio: 106.7 The Fan and via the MLB app
Lineups (subject to change without notice):
CF Lane Thomas
2B Cesar Hernández
RF Juan Soto
DH Nelson Cruz
1B Josh Bell
RF Yadiel Hernandez
C Keibert Ruiz
SS Luis García
3B Ehire Adrianza
RHP Paolo Espino