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Can the Washington Nationals avoid being swept in all six of their games with the Cincinnati Reds this season? Gio Gonzalez takes the mound tonight in the series finale in D.C. vs Michael Lorenzen. Game Time: 7:05 PM; TV: MASN; Radio: 106.7 the FAN.

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Next Game

Cincinnati Reds
@ Washington Nationals

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Gio Gonzalez vs Michael Lorenzen

WEATHER: Rainy, 79°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. Michael "It's Michael Taylor Time" Taylor - CF

2. #NRSOD - 3B

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

4. @BatHoarder - 1B

5. #LOBATRON - C

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

7. Dan Huggla - 2B

8. Matt den Dekker - LF

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

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

Today's Lineups:

CINCINNATI REDS WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Brandon Phillips - 2B Michael Taylor - CF
Joey Votto - 1B Danny Espinosa - 3B
Todd Frazier - 3B Bryce Harper - RF
Jay Bruce - RF Clint Robinson - 1B
Marlon Byrd - LF Jose Lobaton - C
Eugenio Suarez - SS Ian Desmond - SS
Tucker Barnhart - C Dan Uggla - 2B
Michael Lorenzen - RHP Matt den Dekker - LF
Billy Hamilton - CF Gio Gonzalez - LHP

Gonzalez 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 25 23 6 2 8 .261 .320 .261 .581
Jay Bruce 15 12 2 2 2 2 5 .167 .267 .333 .600 1
Joey Votto 15 12 5 1 2 4 3 3 .417 .533 1.000 1.533
Brandon Phillips 12 11 1 1 1 .091 .167 .091 .258
Brayan Pena 10 10 4 2 2 .400 .400 .400 .800
Todd Frazier 9 8 2 1 1 3 .250 .333 .375 .708
Skip Schumaker 6 6 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Billy Hamilton 5 5 1 2 .200 .200 .200 .400
Johnny Cueto 2 2 1 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Mike Leake 1 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 100 90 22 4 2 8 9 28 .244 .310 .356 .666 1

Lorenzen 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 3 3 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Yunel Escobar 3 2 1 .000 .333 .000 .333
Danny Espinosa 3 2 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333
Bryce Harper 3 1 2 .000 .667 .000 .667
Wilson Ramos 3 3 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Denard Span 3 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
Tanner Roark 2 2 1 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
Michael Taylor 2 1 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500
Total 22 17 1 1 5 4 .059 .273 .118 .390

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