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Game Thread: Phillies at Nationals 4/26/16

Vinny looks to taste the tears of each Nationals batter as he K's them one by one.

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports


Nationals Park

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, but not)

Today's Lineups

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