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Join us for a 2019 season preview on the MyTeams App at 2PM ET

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Tomorrow is Opening Day. That means today is Preview Day at NBC Sports.

This morning we’ll be posting our 2019 predictions, some capsule team summaries and some other fun things. This afternoon, we’ll have something new.

At 2PM Eastern/1PM Central, I will be joining NBC Sports Chicago’s David Kaplan and Leila Rahimi, along with other NBC Sports analysts from the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, DC, and Philadelphia for a special season preview show streaming show on NBC’s MyTeams app.

You can download the MyTeams app here. And you should want to, even if you can’t make the show today, as it’s a great source for in-depth coverage, live games and highlights, which you can specially tailor for the teams you follow.

As for the show today, I promise to say something kinda dumb, something kinda smart, and something that the hosts say “OK” to and nod and then quickly move on because they’re not exactly sure what I’m getting at. You know, the usual.

See you at 2PM!

Nationals, Astros lineups for World Series Game 2

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The Nationals, believed by oddsmakers to be big underdogs in the World Series against the Astros, won arguably their toughest matchup last night by plating five runs against Gerrit Cole in a 5-4 win in Houston. They’ll take a 1-0 series lead into Wednesday night’s action featuring a duel between Stephen Strasburg and Justin Verlander. Here are the lineups for the two sides.

Nationals

SS Trea Turner
RF Adam Eaton
3B Anthony Rendon
LF Juan Soto
DH Howie Kendrick
2B Asdrúbal Cabrera
1B Ryan Zimmerman
C Kurt Suzuki
CF Victor Robles

SP Stephen Strasburg

No changes here. Manager Dave Martinez is rolling out the same exact lineup as he had in Game 1.

Astros

CF George Springer
2B José Altuve
LF Michael Brantley
3B Alex Bregman
1B Yuli Gurriel
DH Yordan Álvarez
SS Carlos Correa
C Robinson Chirinos
RF Josh Reddick

SP Justin Verlander

Likewise, Astros skipper A.J. Hinch has hardly changed his lineup. The only difference is Chirinos is doing the catching tonight as opposed to Martín Maldonado.

Springer notably did not give maximum effort on an RBI double he hit off of the wall in right-center field, thinking it was a home run. He could’ve had a triple. Springer and Hinch discussed it over the phone late last night, Bleacher Report’s Scott Miller reports. Hinch didn’t seem too concerned about it.