August 16: Nationals at Giants

by Jacob Emert | MLB.com

Teams: Washington Nationals (58-58, -4.5 in NL East), San Francisco Giants (62-53, -2.5 in NL West)

Streaks: Nationals: L5, Giants: W3

First pitch: 4:05 pm ET (1:05 PT)

Watch & Listen: MASN 2 / 106.7 The FAN

WSH Lineup: Michael Taylor (CF), Anthony Rendon (2B), Bryce Harper (RF), Yunel Escobar (3B), Ryan Zimmerman (1B), Ian Desmond (SS), Jayson Werth (LF), Wilson Ramons (C), Joe Ross (RHP)

SF Lineup:  Grego Blanco (CF), Matt Duffy (3B), Brandon Belt (1B), Buster Posey (C), Hunter Pence (RF), Brandon Crawford (SS), Justin Maxwell (LF). Kelby Tomlinson (2B), Madison Bumgarner (LHP)

Transactions: None

Stay informed: 

  • Gio exits after surrendering six runs in the third inning (link)
  • Bryce Harper fouled a ball off his leg in the 7th inning and left the game, X-rays were negative (link)
  • Ian Desmond obliterated the eighth-longest HR this season (link)
  • The Nationals’ diving, deflected, barehanded 3-4-1 putout may be the play of 2015 (link)081515_wshsf_rendon_play_med_45z16g87
  • Sunday’s preview (link)

Jacob Emert is an associate reporter for MLB.com Follow me on Twitter @JacobEmert.

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