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The marquee pitching matchup of the Washington Nationals' three-game series with the Chicago Cubs features Max Scherzer taking on Jon Lester at 8:05 PM EDT In Wrigley Field. TV: MASN, MLBN; RADIO: 106.7 the FAN in D.C.

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Washington Nationals
@ Chicago Cubs

Tuesday, May 27, 2015 8:05 PM EDT
Wrigley Field

Jon Lester vs Max Scherzer

WEATHER: Clear, 70°

• 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. Dan "Thanks, Braves" Uggla - 2B

8. Tyler "Moore, Moore" Moore - LF

9. "Mad Max" Scherzer - RHP

• LINKS:

Nationals vs Cubs: Series preview Q&A
Nationals' "slugger" Denard Span on "old man strength" and Rick Schu
Nats vs Cubs: Series Preview - Oppo research

Complete Coverage >


• For a Chicago Cubs fan's perspective, check out the SB Nation's Cubs site: Bleed Cubbie Blue.

Today's Lineups:

WASHINGTON NATIONALS CHICAGO CUBS
Denard Span - CF Chris Coghlan - LF
Ian Desmond - SS Anthony Rizzo - 1B
Yunel Escobar - 3B Kris Bryant - 3B
Bryce Harper - RF Dexter Fowler - CF
Ryan Zimmerman - 1B Starlin Castro - SS
Wilson Ramos - C Junior Lake - RF
Dan Uggla - 2B David Ross - C
Tyler Moore - LF Jon Lester - LHP
Max Scherzer - RHP Addison Russell - 2B

Lester vs the Nationals:

Nationals PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Yunel Escobar 48 40 9 1 2 5 8 .225 .319 .250 .569 1 1 1 1
Denard Span 25 19 6 1 3 5 4 .316 .480 .368 .848 1
Jose Lobaton 10 10 4 .000 .000 .000 .000
Dan Uggla 9 8 2 1 1 1 1 .250 .333 .625 .958 1
Ryan Zimmerman 9 8 1 1 1 1 2 .125 .222 .250 .472 1
Danny Espinosa 4 3 2 2 2 1 1 .667 .750 1.333 2.083
Ian Desmond 3 3 2 1 .667 .667 1.000 1.667
Tyler Moore 3 3 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Total 111 94 23 6 1 9 13 20 .245 .345 .340 .686 1 1 2 2 1

Scherzer vs the Cubs:

Cubs PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Dexter Fowler 13 13 4 1 3 5 .308 .308 .385 .692
David Ross 10 9 3 2 3 .333 .400 .556 .956 1
Starlin Castro 3 3 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Chris Coghlan 3 2 1 2 .000 .333 .000 .333
Miguel Montero 3 3 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Jason Hammel 2 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 34 32 8 3 3 1 14 .250 .294 .344 .638 1

Mr. Wilbon? Way To Go Nats!!!

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