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The Washington Nationals (6-7) and St. Louis Cardinals (8-3) start a three-game set in the nation's capital tonight at 7:05 PM EDT when Gio Gonzalez matches up against Lance Lynn. TV: MASN, MLBN; RADIO: WNEW 99.1 FM.

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St. Louis Cardinals
@ Washington Nationals

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Gio Gonzalez vs Lance Lynn

WEATHER: Sunny, 68°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. This is D-SPAN - CF

2. Ian "+Range, +Arm" Desmond - SS

3. The WereWerth - LF

4. Run-Until-He's-Tagged, Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing, Baseball Cyborg" (akaBryce Harper) - RF

5. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - 1B (Word.)

6. Yunel Escobar - 3B

7. Wilson "Duke of Lizards" Ramos - C

8. #NRSOD - 3B

9. Gio Gonzalez (aka "The Best-Dressed Pitcher in Town") - LHP

• LINKS:

Nats vs Cards: Series Preview - Oppo research
Nationals vs Cardinals: Series preview [infographic]
Cards series a chance for Nationals to make a statement

Complete Coverage >


• For a St. Louis Cardinals fan's perspective, check out the SB Nation's Cards site: Viva El Birdos

Today's Lineups

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Matt Carpenter - 3B Denard Span - CF
Jason Heyward - RF Ian Desmond - SS
Matt Holliday - LF Jayson Werth - LF
Jhonny Peralta - SS Bryce Harper - RF
Mark Reynolds - 1B Ryan Zimmerman - 1B
Jon Jay - CF Yunel Escobar - 3B
Yadier Molina - C Wilson Ramos - C
Kolten Wong - 2B Danny Espinosa - 2B
Lance Lynn - RHP Gio Gonzalez - LHP

Gonzalez vs the Cardinals:

Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Jason Heyward 27 25 6 1 0 0 4 2 4 .240 .296 .280 .576 0 0 0 0 1
Jhonny Peralta 22 16 3 1 0 1 2 5 4 .188 .364 .438 .801 0 1 0 0 1
Peter Bourjos 16 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 .125 .125 .125 .250 0 0 0 0 0
Yadier Molina 14 13 3 2 0 0 1 1 1 .231 .286 .385 .670 0 0 0 0 0
Mark Reynolds 14 9 1 0 0 0 1 5 5 .111 .429 .111 .540 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Holliday 13 11 1 1 0 0 1 2 3 .091 .231 .182 .413 0 0 0 0 2
Jon Jay 13 10 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .300 .385 .300 .685 0 1 0 0 0
Pete Kozma 9 8 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .125 .222 .125 .347 0 0 0 0 1
Matt Carpenter 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .333 .500 0 0 0 0 0
Michael Wacha 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Adam Wainwright 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .250 .000 .250 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Adams 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Tony Cruz 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Carlos Villanueva 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 147 126 22 6 0 1 10 19 37 .175 .279 .246 .525 0 2 0 0 5
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Generated 4/20/2015.

Lynn vs the Nationals:

Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Ian Desmond 13 11 3 1 0 0 2 1 6 .273 .385 .364 .748 0 0 0 1 0
Danny Espinosa 10 9 3 0 0 2 4 1 1 .333 .400 1.000 1.400 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Zimmerman 9 9 1 0 0 1 1 0 4 .111 .111 .444 .556 0 0 0 0 2
Bryce Harper 8 7 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 .143 .250 .571 .821 0 0 0 0 1
Dan Uggla 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .200 .333 .200 .533 0 0 0 0 0
Yunel Escobar 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 0 0 0 0 0
Jordan Zimmermann 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Jose Lobaton 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 56 51 11 1 0 4 8 4 18 .216 .286 .471 .756 0 0 0 1 3
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Generated 4/20/2015.

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