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The Washington Nationals try to salvage the series finale in Cincinnati after dropping the first two of three to the Reds in Great American Ball Park. Game Time: 1:10 PM EDT. Tanner Roark vs Michael Lorenzen. TV: MASN2; RADIO: 106.7 the FAN in D.C.

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Washington Nationals
@ Cincinnati Reds

Sunday, May 31, 2015 1:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Michael Lorenzen vs Tanner Roark

WEATHER: Partly Cloudy, 72°

• 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. Tanner Roark - RHP

• LINKS:

End the platoon: Nationals options in LF now that Jayson Werth is out
Bryce Harper penciled back in Nats' lineup for finale with Reds
Nats vs Reds: Series Preview - Oppo research

Complete Coverage >


• For a Cincinnati Reds fan's perspective, check out the SB Nation's Reds site: Red Reporter.

Today's Lineups:

WASHINGTON NATIONALS CINCINNATI REDS
Denard Span - CF Brandon Phillips - 2B
Ian Desmond - SS Joey Votto - 1B
Yunel Escobar - 3B Todd Frazier - 3B
Bryce Harper - RF Jay Bruce - RF
Ryan Zimmerman - 1B Zack Cozart - SS
Wilson Ramos - C Skip Schumaker - LF
Danny Espinosa - 2B Tucker Barnhart - C
Michael Taylor - LF Mike Lorenzen - RHP
Tanner Roark - RHP Billy Hamilton - CF

Lorenzen vs the Nats: N/A

Roark vs the Reds:

Reds PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Marlon Byrd 8 7 1 5 .143 .250 .143 .393 1
Zack Cozart 6 6 1 1 1 .167 .167 .333 .500
Todd Frazier 6 4 2 1 .000 .333 .000 .333
Billy Hamilton 6 6 1 .167 .167 .167 .333
Brayan Pena 6 6 2 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Brennan Boesch 3 3 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Jay Bruce 3 3 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Phillips 3 3 2 1 1 .667 .667 .667 1.333
Skip Schumaker 3 2 1 .000 .333 .000 .333
Kristopher Negron 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 45 41 8 1 2 3 9 .195 .267 .220 .486 1

Mr. Wilbon? Way To Go Nats!!!

• Mr. Kornheiser? "Don't Hate on the Nats, Baby!"

• Who's Watching The Nationals?