Jun 20, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Home plate umpire Joe West signals Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche (25) safe as Colorado Rockies catcher Yorvit Torrealba (8) shows him the ball during the fifth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Nats Aim For Third Straight Win Behind Strasburg

After last night’s series-opening win, the Nats will look to keep winning as Stephen Strasburg (3-6, 2.50) makes his second start back from the DL. In his first start since healing from his lat strain, against the Indians, he allowed one run in five innings but took the loss as the Nats were shut out 2-0. Strasburg has allowed exactly one run in each of his past five starts. The Rockies will send Tyler Chatwood (4-1, 2.33) to the mound. Chatwood has been surprisingly good this year, despite a 4.55 career ERA. He is only 23, so perhaps he is coming into his own now. He missed a few weeks at the end of April and beginning of May with an arm injury, but has been good since, allowing no more than two runs in each of his five starts. Here are tonight’s lineups:


Denard Span CF

Anthony Rendon 2B

Ryan Zimmerman 3B

Adam LaRoche 1B

Jayson Werth RF

Ian Desmond SS

Steve Lombardozzi LF

Kurt Suzuki C

Strasburg RHP


Dexter Fowler CF

DJ LeMahieu 2B

Carlos Gonzalez LF

Michael Cuddyer RF

Wilin Rosario C

Todd Helton 1B

Nolan Arenado 3B

Josh Rutledge SS

Chatwood RHP

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