Game 113: Nationals at D-backs

Adam Berry here, pinch-hitting for Bill Ladson. For more news and notes and in-game updates, check out and follow me on Twitter @adamdberry.

-It’s 112 degrees in Phoenix right now, but the good news is it only feels like 108.

(OK, the actual good news is that the roof is closed here at Chase Field.)

-In case you missed the news earlier, the Nationals no longer own the longest hitting streak in the Majors. Michael Morse started the day on an 18-game streak, but the league ruled Friday afternoon that the single he recorded on Aug. 2 against the Phillies was actually an error by Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins.

So instead of an 18-gamer, Morse entered Friday’s series opener against Arizona with a seven-game hitting streak. It’s no longer the longest such streak of his career, either. That’s back to 11 games, a mark he set last year.

-In other news, Bryce Harper is back in the lineup after sitting out Thursday’s series finale in Houston. You can read all about what he had to say yesterday here.

Here are the full lineups for tonight…

Nationals (69-43)
Steve Lombardozzi 2B
Bryce Harper CF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Adam LaRoche 1B
Michael Morse LF
Jayson Werth RF
Danny Espinosa SS
Kurt Suzuki C
Stephen Strasburg RHP

D-backs (57-55)
Stephen Drew SS
Aaron Hill 2B
Jason Kubel LF
Paul Goldschmidt 1B
Justin Upton RF
Miguel Montero C
Chris Johnson 3B
Gerardo Parra CF
Trevor Cahill RHP

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