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Game 117: Nats at Mets

Aug 12, 2014, 3:23 PM EDT

Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER

Tonight the Nationals pick back up after a day off on Monday to face the Mets at Citi Field in New York. The weather, however, could have something to say about this one, as a sizable rain storm is making its way up the East Coast today.

If they are able to get it in, Nationals prospect Michael Taylor will make his MLB debut. The 23-year-old is starting in right field in place of Jayson Werth, who has been dealing with an AC joint inflammation in his right shoulder. Taylor is batting eighth.

The Nationals, as I wrote this morning, will be facing right-hander Rafael Montero (0-2, 5.40), who was just called up from Triple-A. He was brought in to be the emergency starter after rookie standout Jacob deGrom landed on the disabled list with tendinitis in his right shoulder. Montero has made only four starts in the majors and has struggled so far.

Washington will start Doug Fister (11-3, 2.49) for the 17th time this season. His last time out he carved up the Mets for 7 1/3 innings without an earned run. The Nats won that day by a score of 7-1.

We are not in New York for this series, so please check back in the morning for analysis of the game… if it is played… either way we’ll have something…

WASHINGTON NATIONALS at NEW YORK METS
Where: Citi Field
Gametime: 7:10 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 869, MLB.com
Weather: Thunderstorms, 76 degrees, Wind 15 mph

NATIONALS (63-52)
CF Denard Span
2B Asdrubal Cabera
3B Anthony Rendon
1B Adam LaRoche
SS Ian Desmond
LF Bryce Harper
C Wilson Ramos
RF Michael Taylor
RHP Doug Fister

METS (57-62)
RF Curtis Granderson
2B Daniel Murphy
3B David Wright
1B Lucas Duda
C Travis d’Arnaud
LF Matt den Dekker
CF Juan Lagares
SS Wilmer Flores
RHP Rafael Montero

UMPIRES
TBA

393 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. ehay2k - Aug 12, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    Missed the game due to flight delays, but heard the recap on the radio when I got to my car. Kudos Michael Taylor. Fister? Way beyond expectations, so kudos to both him and Rizzo.

    Harper and Desi are heating up at the right time, and the Barves are cooling off. They can beat us during the regular season as long as we win the division, and all offseason – on Xbox with our playoff games in the picture-in-picture window.

    GYFNG!!!

  2. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 12, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    “@AdamKilgoreWP: Terry Collins on Fister: “Doug throws what he wants, when he wants, where he wants.” Yup.”

  3. topnat - Aug 12, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    No gatorade baths on the road. Bad form. Though Taylor deserved one. Nice post game interview by the young man.

  4. natsfan1a - Aug 13, 2014 at 7:25 AM

    Atta way, Dougie! Atta way, Bryce! Atta way, Anthony! Atta way, Desi! Atta way, Michael! (takes deep breath, counts on fingers) Yeah, um…atta way, NATS!

    Sorry to see Denard’s streak end, but props to him for the duration!

Archives

NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
x-WASHINGTON 91 64 --
ATLANTA 76 79 15.0
NEW YORK 76 80 15.5
MIAMI 74 81 17.0
PHILADELPHIA 71 85 20.5
x-Clinched NL East title
Through Sunday's games

NL PLAYOFFS STANDINGS

W L GB WCGB
x-WASHINGTON (4) 91 64 --
y-LOS ANGELES 89 67 2.5
y-ST. LOUIS 87 69 4.5
-------------------------
SAN FRANCISCO 84 71 7.0 --
PITTSBURGH 84 71 7.0 --
MILWAUKEE 80 76 11.5 4.5
x-Clinched division title
y-Clinched playoff berth
Through Sunday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
MON: OFF
TUE: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
WED: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
THU: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Marlins at Nats (DH), 1:05 p.m., 7:05 p.m.
SAT: Marlins at Nats, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Marlins at Nats, 1:35 p.m.
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