Nationals wrap up homestand against Houston

The Nationals have the opportunity to take the series from Houston and finish the homestand strong behind Stephen Strasburg’s second start of the year this afternoon. He’ll face the right-handed Henry Sosa in today’s matinee match-up.
Here are this afternoon’s lineups:

Astros:
Jordan Schafer – CF
Jimmy Paredes – 3B
J.D. Martinez – LF
Carlos Lee – 1B
Brian Bogusevic – RF
Matt Downs – 2B
Clint Barmes – SS
Carlos Corporan – C
Henry Sosa – P

Nationals:
Ian Desmond – SS
Rick Ankiel – CF
Ryan Zimmerman – 3B
Michael Morse – LF
Jayson Werth – RF
Danny Espinosa – 2B
Chris Marrero – 1B
Wilson Ramos – C
Stephen Strasburg – P

*This will be Strasburg’s 14th career start – and the 13th different team he’s faced. The only team he’s faced more than once is division rival Florida. According to schedule, Strasburg is likely to face the Marlins a third time this Friday, after the Nationals’ quick New York road trip.

*In his career against Houston, Ryan Zimmerman has batted .336 with eight doubles, two triples and seven home runs for 28 RBI.

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