Aug 30, 2014, 3:20 PM EST
Though first pitch is an hour earlier than Friday night’s start, Saturday will be another late one for the Nationals.
The Nats and Mariners will get started at 9:10 p.m. EDT with Stephen Strasburg (10-10, 3.59) going up against rookie lefty Roenis Elias (9-11, 4.01). Former National Chris Young was originally scheduled to pitch before a late change of plans brought in Elias.
The Nationals will hope for a continuation of Friday night which saw them explode in an 8-3, blowout win. If they had no trouble with Felix Hernandez, one would think facing a rookie is a good opportunity to keep it going.
Strasburg will make his 29th start of the season and has a chance to set a new career-high in innings pitched. He enters Saturday with 175 1/3 IP on the year, just 7 2/3 short of the 183 he tossed in 2013. Strasburg has never faced the Mariners in his career.
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WASHINGTON NATIONALS at SEATTLE MARINERS
Where: Safeco Field
Gametime: 9:10 p.m. EDT
TV: MLB Network, MASN2, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 869, MLB.com
Weather: Chance of rain, 64 degrees, Wind 4 mph
CF Denard Span
3B Anthony Rendon
RF Jayson Werth
1B Adam LaRoche
SS Ian Desmond
LF Bryce Harper
DH Wilson Ramos
2B Asdrubal Cabrera
C Jose Lobaton
(RHP Stephen Strasburg)
CF Austin Jackson
LF Dustin Ackley
2B Robinson Cano
DH Kendry Morales
3B Kyle Seager
1B Logan Morrison
SS Chris Taylor
RF James Jones
C Jesus Sucre
(LHP Roenis Elias)
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