Strasburg on mound to kick off final home series

After sweeping the Division Champion Philadelphia Phillies, the Nationals will try to stay hot as they return home for a three-game series against the Braves. Stephen Strasburg will take on Tim Hudson to open NATS FANale WEEKEND.
Here are tonight’s lineups:

Michael Bourn – CF
Martin Prado – LF
Chipper Jones – 3B
Dan Uggla – 2B
Brian McCann – C
Freddie Freeman – 1B
Jack Wilson – SS
Jason Heyward – RF
Tim Hudson – P

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

*The Nationals have now won 11 of their last 14 games, including two four-game road sweeps of the Mets and Phillies.

*Jayson Werth is back in the lineup tonight after taking two games off. He suffered an elbow contusion in the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader in Philadelphia.

*Danny Espinosa now holds the Nationals record for home runs hit by a rookie with 21.


Craig Kimbrell seems to always have a foreign substance (Pine tar?) on the top of the bill of his cap. There was an obvious dark splotch on his red cap in Atlanta, not as glaring tonight, but it was there! Touching that spot before each pitch, after licking his fingers. Wish someone would call him on it! Any suggestions?

saw kimbrell last night against mets, did exactly what you said. what’s up with that?

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