With Cory Abbott inserted back into the starting rotation, the Washington Nationals get their first-time with a 6-man rotation by design. With 25-games remaining after tonight, there is essentially four starts remaining for most of the starters unless the team inserts two of the injured starters: Cade Cavalli and MacKenzie Gore. So yes, it is hard to tell who gets what in the final 25-games.
In tomorrow’s afternoon finale to this four game series, the Nats send Josiah Gray to the mound. After tomorrow’s game, the team will travel to Philadelphia for a weekend series against the Phillies. Patrick Corbin for Friday, Erick Fedde for Saturday, Anibal Sanchez for Sunday. With a day-off on Monday, the Nats could go with Paolo Espino on Tuesday, and then decide who pitches Wednesday against the Orioles.
Washington Nationals vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Stadium: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
1st Pitch: 7:45 pm EDT
TV: MASN2; Bally Sports Midwest, MLB App (out-of-network only)
Nats Radio: 106.7 The Fan and via the MLB app
Lineups (subject to change without notice):