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Lineups for Dodgers-Nationals NLDS Game 2

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The Nationals will send Jose Lobaton behind the plate as they try to even the series this afternoon. Earlier today, Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts said that Clayton Kershaw could get the nod for Game 4 if they drop the next two games, though they’ll be looking for a sharper outing from their ace than the one he delivered on Friday.

Lineups are below; game time is set for 4 PM EDT.

DODGERS

1.  Chase Utley (L) 2B
2.  Corey Seager (L) SS
3.  Justin Turner (R) 3B
4.  Adrian Gonzalez (L) 1B
5.  Josh Reddick (L) RF
6.  Joc Pederson (L) CF
7.  Yasmani Grandal (S) C
8.  Andrew Toles (L) LF
9.  Rich Hill (L) LHP
NATIONALS
1.  Trea Turner (R) CF
2.  Bryce Harper (L) RF
3.  Jayson Werth (R) LF
4.  Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
5.  Anthony Rendon (R) 3B
6.  Ryan Zimmerman (R) 1B
7.  Danny Espinosa (S) SS
8.  Jose Lobaton (S) C
9.  Tanner Roark (R) RHP

Nationals’ Strasburg ejected for arguing from the stands

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NEW YORK — A pitcher getting ejected for arguing balls and strikes – on his day off? And, from the stands?

Nationals star Stephen Strasburg earned one of baseball’s most unique ejections – probably ever – in the third inning of Washington’s game against the New York Mets on Thursday.

Strasburg was sitting in Section 121 at Citi Field in this socially distant season because he’s scheduled to start Friday against Baltimore Orioles. He was apparently unhappy with the strike zone of plate umpire Carlos Torres after Austin Voth‘s 2-2 pitch to Pete Alonso on the outside corner was ruled a ball.

Moments later, Torres ejected last year’s World Series MVP, though it took a few seconds to realize who had been tossed.

Someone was heard yelling: “You’re (expletive) brutal” shortly before television cameras captured Strasburg doffing his cap as he walked up the staircase on his way out of the park.

“Sorry, folks – sorry, FCC,” Mets broadcaster Gary Cohen said on SNY.

The usually stoic Strasburg appeared to be grinning underneath his blue mask as he made his exit.