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Washington Nationals' starter Stephen Strasburg returns from his second DL stint of the season to take on the Colorado Rockies and right-hander Eddie Butler. Game Time: 7:05 PM EDT; TV: MASN; RADIO: 106.7 the FAN in D.C.

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Colorado Rockies
@ Washington Nationals

Saturday, August 8, 2015 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Stephen Strasburg vs Eddie Butler

WEATHER: Partly Cloudy, 82°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. #RENDONISREADY - 3B

2. #NRSOD - 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. @BatHoarder - LF

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

7. Wilson "Duke of Lizards" Ramos - C

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

9. Stephen [blanking] Strasburg - RHP

• LINKS:

Nationals reinstate Stephen Strasburg from DL
Ross to remain in rotation; Fister to bullpen
Rotation decision a welcome change from status quo

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For a Colorado Rockies fan's perspective, check out the SB Nation's Rockies site: Purple Row.

Today's Lineups:

COLORADO ROCKIES WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Charlie Blackmon - CF Anthony Rendon - 3B
Jose Reyes - SS Danny Espinosa - 2B
Carlos Gonzalez - RF Bryce Harper - RF
Nolan Arenado - 3B Ryan Zimmerman - 1B
Ben Paulsen - 1B Clint Robinson - LF
DJ LeMahieu - 2B Ian Desmond - SS
Nick Hundley - C Wilson Ramos - C
Brandon Barnes - LF Michael Taylor - CF
Eddie Butler - RHP Stephen Strasburg - RHP

Strasburg vs the Rockies:

Rockies PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Jose Reyes 14 14 5 2 1 .357 .357 .500 .857 1
Nick Hundley 12 10 1 1 4 .100 .250 .100 .350 1
Drew Stubbs 10 10 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 1
Carlos Gonzalez 9 8 2 1 1 5 .250 .333 .250 .583
DJ LeMahieu 9 9 4 1 2 2 .444 .444 .778 1.222
Michael McKenry 8 7 2 1 1 1 3 .286 .375 .429 .804
Nolan Arenado 6 5 1 3 .000 .167 .000 .167
Daniel Descalso 5 5 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Barnes 3 3 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Charlie Blackmon 3 3 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Jorge De La Rosa 3 2 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1
Ben Paulsen 3 2 1 1 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167 1
Christian Friedrich 1 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 86 79 17 3 1 6 5 28 .215 .271 .291 .562 1 1 1 2

Butler vs the Nationals: N/A

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