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Stephen Strasburg vs Ian Kennedy this afternoon in the series finale in Petco Park. Can the Washington Nationals take 3 of 4 from the San Diego Padres? Game Time: 4:10 PM EDT; TV: MASN; RADIO: 106.7 the FAN in D.C.

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Washington Nationals
@ San Diego Padres

Sunday, May 17, 2015 4:10 PM EDT
Petco Park

Ian Kennedy vs Stephen Strasburg

WEATHER: Partly cloudy, 64°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. Michael "It's Michael Taylor Time" Taylor - 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. Tyler "Moore, Moore" Moore - LF

7. Jose "Ice Cream Man" Lobaton - C

8. #NRSOD - 2B

9. Stephen [Blanking] Strasburg - RHP

• LINKS:

Fresh faces leading the way for Padres
Can Stephen Strasburg bounce back in his hometown?
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
Michael Taylor - CF Cory Spangenberg - 3B
Ian Desmond - SS Abraham Almonte - CF
Yunel Escobar - 3B Matt Kemp - RF
Bryce Harper - RF Justin Upton - LF
Ryan Zimmerman - 1B Yangervis Solarte - 1B
Tyler Moore - LF Derek Norris - C
Jose Lobaton - C Jedd Gyorko - 2B
Danny Espinosa - 2B Alexi Amarista - SS
Stephen Strasburg - RHP Ian Kennedy - RHP

Kennedy vs the Nationals:

Nationals PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Ian Desmond 17 16 6 1 1 .375 .375 .438 .813 1
Jayson Werth 16 14 5 2 1 3 2 .357 .375 .714 1.089 1 1
Danny Espinosa 11 9 1 3 .111 .200 .111 .311 1 1
Wilson Ramos 9 8 1 1 1 3 .125 .222 .250 .472 1
Ryan Zimmerman 8 8 3 1 1 1 1 .375 .375 .875 1.250 1
Denard Span 7 7 1 1 .143 .143 .143 .286
Dan Uggla 7 7 1 4 .143 .143 .143 .286
Yunel Escobar 5 2 2 1 1 3 1.000 1.000 2.500 3.500
Bryce Harper 3 3 1 1 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000
Jose Lobaton 3 3 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jordan Zimmermann 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 88 79 21 6 3 6 4 16 .266 .314 .456 .770 2 1 2 2

Strasburg vs the Padres:

Padres PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Justin Upton 29 27 7 1 4 1 7 .259 .310 .370 .681 1 2
Will Venable 14 13 4 1 1 1 1 4 .308 .357 .538 .896
Clint Barmes 11 11 2 1 2 4 .182 .182 .455 .636
Alexi Amarista 9 8 3 1 2 1 2 .375 .444 .750 1.194 1
Jedd Gyorko 6 5 1 1 3 .200 .333 .400 .733 1
Matt Kemp 5 5 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 1
Total 74 69 17 2 1 3 9 3 23 .246 .297 .435 .732 2 4

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