May 14, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Doug Fister (58) looks on during the fifth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Nationals Look to Bounce Back Against Reds as Fister Makes Home Debut

After a painful 15 inning loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Monday, the Nationals look to bounce back and win game two Tuesday night as Doug Fister makes his Nationals Park debut.

Fister, the Nationals’ top offseason acquisition, is coming off a strong start against the Diamondbacks last week in which he gave up just one run on five hits while striking out five. It was a nice bounce back effort from the Nationals left-hander after he gave up five runs in his season debut against the Athletics May 9.

The Reds will counter with right-hander Johnny Cueto, who has been nothing short of dominant this season. In nine games this season, Cueto has thrown three complete games and two shutouts while posting a stellar 1.25 ERA.

Prior to Tuesday night’s game, the Nationals are two games over .500 with a record of 23-21 and sit a game and a half behind the Atlanta Braves in the National League East. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Here are the lineup’s for tonight’s game:


Span CF

Rendon 3B

Werth RF

Desmond SS

Moore 1B

Frandsen LF

Espinosa 2B

Lobaton C

Fister P


Hamilton CF

Schumaker RF

Phillips 2B

Frazier 1B

Pena C

Heisey LF

Cozart SS

Santiago 3B

Cueto P

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