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It's Max Scherzer's turn tonight in Petco Park in the third game of the Washington Nationals' four-game series with San Diego. Padres' right-hander Andrew Cashner goes for the home team. 8:40 PM EDT. TV: MASN 2; RADIO: 106.7 the FAN.

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Washington Nationals
@ San Diego Padres

Saturday, May 16, 2015 8:40 PM EDT
Petco Park

Andrew Cashner vs Max Scherzer

WEATHER: Partly cloudy, 62°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. This is D-SPAN - CF

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

3. Yunel Escobar - 3B

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

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

6. Wilson "Duke of Lizards" Ramos - C

7. #NRSOD - 2B

8. Michael "It's Michael Taylor Time" Taylor - LF

9. "Mad Max" Scherzer - RHP

• LINKS:

Fresh faces leading the way for Padres
Doug Fister to 15-Day DL w/ forearm tightness; A.J. Cole called up
Nats vs Padres: Series Preview - Oppo research

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• For an San Diego Padres fan's perspective, check out the SB Nation's Padres site: Gaslamp Ball

Today's Lineups:

WASHINGTON NATIONALS SAN DIEGO PADRES
Denard Span - CF Cory Spangenberg - 2B
Ian Desmond - SS Will Venable - CF
Yunel Escobar - 3B Matt Kemp - RF
Bryce Harper - RF Justin Upton - LF
Ryan Zimmerman - 1B Yangervis Solarte - 1B
Wilson Ramos - C Will Middlebrooks - 3B
Danny Espinosa - 2B Alexi Amarista - SS
Michael Taylor - LF Austin Hedges - C
Max Scherzer - RHP Andrew Cashner - RHP

Cashner vs the Nationals:

Nationals PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Denard Span 13 13 4 1 3 1 .308 .308 .385 .692
Jayson Werth 10 8 4 1 2 .500 .600 .625 1.225
Danny Espinosa 9 8 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 1
Ian Desmond 8 7 2 1 1 1 .286 .375 .429 .804
Ryan Zimmerman 8 8 2 1 2 .250 .250 .625 .875
Wilson Ramos 4 4 1 2 .250 .250 .250 .500
Dan Uggla 4 3 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250
Bryce Harper 3 2 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1
Tyler Moore 3 3 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Tanner Roark 3 2 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1
Blake Treinen 2 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Gio Gonzalez 1 1.000 1
Total 68 60 14 3 1 10 4 9 .233 .284 .333 .617 1 2 1

Scherzer vs the Padres:

Padres PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Matt Kemp 22 21 1 7 .000 .045 .000 .045 1
Clint Barmes 13 13 3 1 1 5 .231 .231 .462 .692
Will Middlebrooks 10 10 1 2 7 .100 .100 .100 .200
Will Venable 9 9 4 3 4 2 .444 .444 .778 1.222
Alexi Amarista 3 2 1 .000 .333 .000 .333
Jedd Gyorko 3 3 1 1 1 1 .333 .333 1.333 1.667
Wil Myers 3 3 2 1 1 1 .667 .667 1.667 2.333
Justin Upton 3 2 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333
Derek Norris 2 2 1 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Tyson Ross 2 2 1 1 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Total 70 67 13 3 3 10 3 26 .194 .229 .373 .602 1

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