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:

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

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

Topics: San Francisco Giants, Washington Nationals

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