- The Washington Times - Monday, October 14, 2019

Victor Robles is in the starting lineup Monday night in center field for the Washington Nationals, after he missed several games with a hamstring injury.

Michael A. Taylor filled in admirably in center field, hitting his third postseason homer on Saturday as the Nationals took a 2-0 lead in the NL Championship Series over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Stephen Strasburg will be the starting pitcher for Washington at Nationals Park at 7:38 p.m. The rest of the lineup is shortstop Trea Turner leading off, Adam Eaton in right, Anthony Rendon at third, Juan Soto in left, Howie Kendrick at second, Ryan Zimmerman at first, Kurt Suzuki at catcher, Robles in center and Strasburg on the mound.

Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said Monday’s starter, right-hander Jack Flaherty, has been one of the best pitchers in the major leagues since the All-Star break. The Nationals have faced him once — Sept. 3, 2018, at Nationals Park.

The Nationals won 4-3 as Flaherty pitched five innings. Eaton, Turner, Rendon, Soto, and Zimmerman also started in that game for Washington.

As did Matt Wieters, who is now the backup catcher for St. Louis.


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