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Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates: GameThread 161 of 162

Washington and Pittsburgh play the penultimate game of the regular season with Max Scherzer on the mound against Pirates' starter Jameson Taillon in Nationals Park. GAME TIME: 7:05 PM EDT; FOLLOW: MASN; 106.7 the FAN in D.C.

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Pittsburgh Pirates
at Washington Nationals

September 30, 2017 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Max Scherzer vs Jameson Taillon

WEATHER: Partly Cloudy, 63°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. #Treacycle - SS

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

3. Wilmer Difo - 3B

4. Daniel "Hits" Murphy - 2B

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

6. The WereWerth - LF

7. Matt ["Nickname Pending"] - Wieters - C

8. MAT - CF

9. #Stretchburg - RHP


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Today's Lineups:

Adam Frazier - 2B Trea Turner - SS
Starling Marte - CF Bryce Harper - RF
Josh Bell - 1B Wilmer Difo - 3B
Jordan Luplow - LF Daniel Murphy - 2B
Gregory Polanco - RF Ryan Zimmerman - 1B
Sean Rodriguez - 3B Jayson Werth - LF
Elias Diaz - C Matt Wieters - C
Max Moroff - SS Michael Taylor - CF
Jameson Taillon - RHP Max Scherzer - RHP

Scherzer vs the Pirates:

Taillon vs the Nationals:

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