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The Washington Nationals start a three-game set in Busch Stadium with Gio Gonzalez on the mound against the St. Louis Cardinals and veteran right-hander John Lackey. Game Time: 8:15 PM EDT; TV: MASN 2; RADIO: 106.7 the FAN.

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Washington Nationals
@ St. Louis Cardinals

Monday, August 31, 2015 8:05 PM EDT
Busch Stadium

John Lackey vs Gio Gonzalez

WEATHER: Sunny, 84°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. The WereWerth - LF

2. #RENDONISREADY - 2B

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

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

5. #YESCOBAR - 3B

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

7. #LOBATRON - C

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

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

• LINKS:

Nationals' Jayson Werth going strong as Nats head to St. Louis
Happy Birthday, Frank Robinson!
Nationals' lefty Felipe Rivero continues to impress

Complete Coverage >


For a St. Louis Cardinals fan's perspective, check out the SB Nation's Cardinals site: Viva el Birdos.

Today's Lineups:

WASHINGTON NATIONALS ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Jayson Werth - LF Matt Carpenter - 3B
Anthony Rendon - 2B Stephen Piscotty - RF
Bryce Harper - RF Jhonny Peralta - SS
Ryan Zimmerman - 1B Jason Heyward - CF
Yunel Escobar - 3B Yadier Molina - C
Ian Desmond - SS Kolten Wong - 2B
Jose Lobaton - C Mark Reynolds - 1B
Michael Taylor - CF Brandon Moss - LF
Gio Gonzalez - LHP John Lackey - RHP

Lackey 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 34 30 12 4 5 3 5 .400 .441 .533 .975 1
Jayson Werth 13 12 6 3 1 3 3 .500 .462 1.000 1.462 1
Ian Desmond 3 3 1 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Danny Espinosa 3 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
Bryce Harper 3 2 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333
Jose Lobaton 3 3 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Wilson Ramos 3 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Zimmerman 3 3 2 1 1 .667 .667 .667 1.333
Doug Fister 2 2 1 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Total 67 61 23 7 1 9 4 12 .377 .403 .541 .944 2

Gonzalez vs the Cardinals:

Cardinals PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Jason Heyward 30 28 6 1 4 2 4 .214 .267 .250 .517 1
Jhonny Peralta 25 19 4 1 1 2 5 6 .211 .360 .421 .781 1 1
Yadier Molina 17 16 5 3 1 1 1 .313 .353 .500 .853
Mark Reynolds 17 10 1 1 7 6 .100 .471 .100 .571
Peter Bourjos 16 16 2 5 .125 .125 .125 .250
Matt Carpenter 10 10 1 1 1 .100 .100 .200 .300 1
Pete Kozma 9 8 1 1 3 .125 .222 .125 .347 1
Michael Wacha 4 4 4 .000 .000 .000 .000
Lance Lynn 3 3 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Moss 3 3 2 .667 .667 .667 1.333
Kolten Wong 3 2 2 1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1
Tony Cruz 1 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Carlos Villanueva 1 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 139 121 24 6 1 8 17 33 .198 .295 .273 .568 1 1 4

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