Jun 27, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; The tarp covers the field prior to the Washington Nationals and Arizona Diamondbacks game at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Strasburg Seeks Sweep Of Diamondbacks Despite Weather


With close wins in their past two games, the Nationals will gun for the sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks this afternoon behind one of their aces, Stephen Strasburg. Strasburg is just 4-6 this season, but has a 2.40 ERA and is coming off one of his best starts of the year: seven one-run innings against the Colorado Rockies in which he allowed five hits and walked none while striking out nine. In his past seven starts, Strasburg has not allowed more than one earned run and the Nationals are 5-3. As good as Strasburg has been, he will have quite a challenge in Diamondbacks ace Patrick Corbin. Corbin has been stellar this season, going 9-0 with a 2.19 ERA. The Diamondbacks are 14-1 in his starts, but he has allowed four earned runs twice in his past five starts. The biggest challenge to both may well be the weather, as the game’s start is officially delayed due to rain. Here are this afternoon’s lineups:

Washington

Denard Span CF

Anthony Rendon 2B

Ryan Zimmerman 3B

Jayson Werth RF

Adam LaRoche 1B

Ian Desmond SS

Tyler Moore LF

Jhonatan Solano C

Strasburg RHP

Arizona

Gerardo Parra RF

Aaron Hill 2B

Paul Goldschmidt 1B

Miguel Montero C

Cody Ross RF

Jason Kubel LF

Didi Gregorius SS

Cliff Pennington 3B

Corbin RHP

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