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Washington Nationals’ lineup for first game of today’s doubleheader - Outfield of the future?

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Washington’s outfield this afternoon features Juan Soto, Victor Robles, and Bryce Harper left-to-right. I know, just calm down, we’ve all been waiting for this, let’s just try to stay cool about it...

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That Juan Soto, Victor Robles, Bryce Harper outfield you’ve been waiting for all of your life, it’s happening. It really is.

Soto, Robles, and Harper, could, potentially, be the outfield of the future in the nation’s capital if, you know, Harper decides to sign on to stay long-term in a Nationals uniform.

What the Nationals would do with Michael A. Taylor and Adam Eaton in that scenario is one of those things Washington’s GM Mike Rizzo and Co. in the front office would have to figure out. It’s above our pay grade as people fond of cliches like to say.

But we’ll just focus on today, and the fact that Nats’ skipper Davey Martinez has the trio in his outfield for the first game of this afternoon’s doubleheader with the Chicago Cubs.

Martinez talked earlier this week about wanting to get Robles some starts in the outfield now that he’s up, since the 21-year-old outfielder missed significant time with an elbow injury earlier this season and they want to keep getting him consistent at bats.

Also, the first-year skipper said, Robles can help the Nationals win games down the stretch.

“I truly believe that he can help us win games,” Martinez said. “I do. So we have to get him out to see if he can do that. And like I said, I want to watch him play, but then again we have other guys too that still need to play and deserve to play, so we’re going to have to kind of figure things out, whether it’s a left/right thing or just giving guys a day off, we’ll do it that way.”

Whatever the reason for it, it’s happening. It really is. A full game (or like most of one, barring lineup changes or whatever) of Soto, Robles and Harper. Rejoice.

HERE’S THE NATS’ LINEUP FOR THE FIRST GAME WITH THE CUBS TODAY: