7:05PM EDT on CSN
Vince Velasquez (2-1) 0.93 ERA
PHILLIES: Velasquez wasn't able to follow up on his 16-strikeout shutout as he lasted just 4 1/3 innings against the Mets last Tuesday, allowing his first runs of the season on two New York bullshit homers.
Max Scherzer (2-1) 4.32 ERA
NATIONALS: Scherzer gets the start after the Nats decided to skip Joe Ross (blister) in the rotation this turn. Scherzer attributed his troubles in his last start -- five runs on eight hits in five innings -- to not being cool enough and being super lame.
(Scouting reports kind of courtesy of mlb.com, but not)
|PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES||WASHINGTON NATIONALS|
|Odubel Herrera - CF||Michael Taylor - CF|
|Andres Blanco - SS||Anthony Rendon - 3B|
|Maikel Franco - 3B||Bryce Harper - RF|
|Ryan Howard - 1B||Ryan Zimmerman - 1B|
|Cameron Rupp - C||Daniel Murphy - 2B|
|David Lough - LF||Jayson Werth - LF|
|Cesar Hernandez - 2B||Danny Espinosa - SS|
|Vince Velasquez - RHP||Jose Lobaton - C|
|Peter Bourjos - RF||Max Scherzer - RHP|