May 11, 2014, 1:52 PM EDT
Saturday night was a tough loss for the Nationals who saw Rafael Soriano and Drew Storen combine to lose a late lead in Oakland. Now the Nationals have lost five of their last seven and will look to salvage the series with Gio Gonzalez (3-2, 2.91) on the mound.
Gonzalez will face his former team for the first time since joining the Nats in a 2011 trade. Gio is making his eighth start of the year and is coming off a solid outing (ER, 7.1 IP) his last time out in Philly.
Pitching for the Athletics is fellow lefty Scott Kazmir (4-1, 2.64), a one time has-been who has revived his career over the last two seasons. Kazmir was a two-time All-Star with Tampa Bay before falling on hard times and making just one appearance across the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
Kazmir has one career start against the Nats, and it actually came last season when he was with the Indians. Kazmir gave up five earned runs in just 2 2/3 innings on June 15, 2013.
Tyler Moore is in the lineup for the Nationals starting at first base. He was recalled before the game to take Adam LaRoche’s roster spot.
We are not in Oakland today, but look out for analysis in the morning. Enjoy the game…
WASHINGTON NATIONALS at OAKLAND ATHLETICS
Where: O.co Coliseum
Gametime: 4:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 869, MLB.com
Weather: Sunny, 74 degrees, Wind 16 mph out to RF
CF Denard Span
LF Kevin Frandsen
3B Anthony Rendon
RF Jayson Werth
SS Ian Desmond
DH Scott Hairston
1B Tyler Moore
C Jose Lobaton
2B Danny Espinosa
(LHP Gio Gonzalez)
CF Craig Gentry
SS Jed Lowrie
3B Josh Donaldson
LF Yoenis Cespedes
C Derek Norris
DH Alberto Callaspo
1B Brandon Moss
2B Nick Punto
RF Josh Reddick
(LHP Scott Kazmir)
NL EAST STANDINGS
MON: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
WED: Nats at Marlins, 12:40 p.m.
THU: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Phillies at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
SUN: Phillies at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
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THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.
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