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Lobaton in to catch Roark as Nats look to get even in Game 2

Lobaton in to catch Roark as Nats look to get even in Game 2

Game 2 of NL Division Series
Nats
 (0-1) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (1-0) at Nationals Park

The Nationals dug themselves a hole in Game 1 by falling to Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers, a game that could have easily been theirs if they took advantage of several offensive chances. Now they are just two games away from elimination, hoping Tanner Roark (16-10, 2.83) can even things up at 1-1 and start this series anew before they head to Los Angeles.

After inclement weather postponed Saturday's original start, the Nats and Dodgers will now give this another shot with a 1:08 p.m. first pitch on Sunday. There is no rain in the forecast, but there are winds upwards of 20 miles per hour.

Roark had a fantastic season and pitched well against the Dodgers on June 21. That day he went 7 1/3 innings with three runs allowed and took the loss in a 3-2 game.

Opposite Roark will be Dodgers lefty Rich Hill (12-5, 2.12), who spent part of the 2015 season in the Nationals organization at their Triple-A affiliate. Hill has not seen the Nats this year.

The Nationals have Bryce Harper still in the second spot in their lineup with Jayson Werth behind him in third. The only change is Jose Lobaton at catcher. He's replaced rookie Pedro Severino.

First pitch: 1:08 p.m.
TV: FOX Sports 1
Radio: 106.7 The Fan, ESPN
Starting pitchers: Nats - Tanner Roark vs. Dodgers - Rich Hill

NATS 

CF Trea Turner
RF Bryce Harper
LF Jayson Werth
2B Daniel Murphy
3B Anthony Rendon
1B Ryan Zimmerman
SS Danny Espinosa
C Jose Lobaton
RHP Tanner Roark

DODGERS

2B Chase Utley
SS Corey Seager
3B Justin Turner
1B Adrian Gonzalez
RF Josh Reddick
CF Joc Pederson
C Yasmani Grandal
LF Andrew Toles
LHP Rich Hill

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2017 ballpark foods that are way better than peanuts and Cracker Jack

2017 ballpark foods that are way better than peanuts and Cracker Jack

Back in the olden days, cotton candy or a plate of nachos were considered bold ballpark snacks. Thankfully, the olden days are over, and a new era of ballpark food has begun.

And in this era, a menu item isn't considered complete until it's fried, sandwiched between something else and then finally drizzled with some sort of sauce. 

So, what's on the menu for 2017? Well, peanuts, hot dogs and apple pie nachos, of course.

CLICK HERE TO FEAST YOUR EYES ON THE CRAZIEST BALLPARK FOODS YOU'LL FIND AROUND MLB THIS YEAR

With a new season about to begin, CSNmidatlantic.com has identified 10 of the most eye-popping and artery-clogging foods available around Major League Baseball in 2017. To see them, simply click on the link above or below to open our gallery (no fork and knife necessary).

After all, while peanuts and Cracker Jack are cute, they simply can't match up with a hot dog topped with bacon and a fried egg. 

CLICK HERE TO FEAST YOUR EYES ON THE CRAZIEST BALLPARK FOODS YOU'LL FIND AROUND MLB THIS YEAR

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Nationals Ace Max Scherzer will not be team's opening day starter

Nationals Ace Max Scherzer will not be team's opening day starter

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said that Max Scherzer is not on track to be the team's opening day starter, and will most likely open the season as the third pitcher in the rotation. 

Scherzer has been the team's starter on opening day for the past two seasons, but a stress fracture in the knuckle of his right ring finger caused him to miss the start of spring training, and the World Baseball Classic. 

Scherzer did, however, make his first MLB spring training start of 2017 on Wednesday. The 2016 NL Cy Young award winner allowed two earned runs on five hits over 4.2 innings. He added four strikeouts and one walk, and reportedly looked just like you would expect from Max Scherzer. 

"To be out there competing, throwing all my pitches, throwing them for strikes, that's a great first outing," Scherzer told Eddie Matz of ESPN after the game. "Finger's good. Finger feels like a finger. I'm getting through that injury. It's behind me now."

With Scherzer set to open the season as the third starter in the rotation, that likely means that Stephen Strasburg will start on opening day against the Miami Marlins, and Tanner Roark will slot in behind him. 

While it's nice to have your ace pitcher starting on opening day, it's not a huge deal to have Scherzer start the season third in the rotation, especially because the Nationals starting rotation is the strength of the team

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