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The Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals start a three-game set in Busch Stadium at 8:15 PM EDT with Stephen Strasburg taking on Mike Leake in the series opener. FOLLOW: MASN 2; MLB.tv; 106.7 the FAN in D.C.

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Washington Nationals
@ St. Louis Cardinals

Friday, April 29, 2016 8:15 PM EDT
Busch Stadium

Mike Leake vs Stephen Strasburg

WEATHER: Cloudy, 64°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. MAT- CF

2. #RENDONISREADY - 3B

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. Daniel Murphy - 2B

6. The WereWerth - LF

7. #LSD - SS

8. #LOBATRON - C

9. Stephen [Blanking] Strasburg - RHP

• LINKS:

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Series Preview: Nationals vs Phillies in D.C.
Dusty Baker on teams walking Bryce Harper

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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
Michael Taylor - CF Matt Carpenter - 3B
Anthony Rendon - 3B Stephen Piscotty - RF
Bryce Harper - RF Matt Holliday - LF
Ryan Zimmerman - 1B Matt Adams - 1B
Daniel Murphy - 2B Randal Grichuk - CF
Jayson Werth - LF Jedd Gyorko - 2B
Danny Espinosa - SS Aledmys Diaz - SS
Jose Lobaton - C Eric Fryer - C
Stephen Strasburg - RHP Mike Leake - RHP

Leake vs the Nationals:

Nationals PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Jayson Werth 24 19 7 1 1 2 4 2 .368 .458 .579 1.037 1
Danny Espinosa 19 16 3 1 1 2 2 4 .188 .316 .438 .753 1
Ryan Zimmerman 19 15 4 1 1 4 3 .267 .421 .467 .888
Daniel Murphy 18 18 4 1 1 3 1 .222 .222 .444 .667 1
Bryce Harper 7 7 2 1 2 1 .286 .286 .714 1.000
Stephen Drew 6 6 4 1 3 1 .667 .667 .833 1.500
Anthony Rendon 5 4 1 1 1 .250 .400 .250 .650
Gio Gonzalez 2 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1
Oliver Perez 2 2 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Stephen Strasburg 2 2 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Total 104 90 26 4 5 13 11 15 .289 .369 .500 .869 1 1 1 1

Strasburg vs the Cardinals:

Cardinals PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Ruben Tejada 13 13 2 4 .154 .154 .154 .308
Jedd Gyorko 10 9 3 1 1 2 3 .333 .400 .778 1.178 1
Matt Carpenter 9 9 3 2 1 2 .333 .333 .556 .889
Matt Holliday 9 9 4 1 1 .444 .444 .556 1.000
Yadier Molina 9 9 2 2 1 .222 .222 .222 .444
Matt Adams 6 6 3 2 1 1 2 .500 .500 1.333 1.833
Mike Leake 3 2 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1
Jaime Garcia 2 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 61 59 17 6 2 6 16 .288 .300 .492 .792 1 1

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