May 21, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper (34) catches a fly ball against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning at AT

Lineups: Gio Looks To Stop Skid


Taking their fourth consecutive loss last night, the Nats dropped to .500 at 23-23. With Atlanta’s fourth straight win, the Braves now hold a 4.5 game lead in the division, and the Nationals are just a game ahead of the Phillies in third place. Today, the team will turn to Gio Gonzalez (3-2, 4.01) to right the ship and finish their road trip with a win. Gio threw 6.2 innings and allowed just two runs in the Nats’ 6-5 extra-inning win in San Diego, which was their last win. The Giants’ starter, Madison Bumgarner, has good season stats with a 4-2 record and 3.09 ERA, but allowed seven runs in 4.2 innings in his last start against Colorado. Here are today’s lineups:

Washington

Denard Span CF

Bryce Harper RF

Ryan Zimmerman 3B

Adam LaRoche 1B

Ian Desmond SS

Tyler Moore LF

Danny Espinosa 2B

Kurt Suzuki C

Gonzalez LHP

San Francisco

Angel Pagan CF

Marco Scutaro 2B

Buster Posey C

Hunter Pence RF

Brett Pill 1B

Joaquin Arias 3B

Andres Torres LF

Brandon Crawford SS

Bumgarner RHP

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