NLDS Game Thread: Cubs vs Nationals, 8:00 PM

Game Five (Series tied at 2-2)
Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals, 8:00 p.m. ET, TBS
 RHP Kyle Hendricks (7-5, 3.03 ERA) vs LHP Gio Gonzlaez (15-9, 2.96 ERA)

Cubs Lineup

  1. Jon Jay – LF
  2. Kris Bryant – 3B
  3. Anthony Rizzo – 1B
  4. Willson Contreras – C
  5. Albert Almora – CF
  6. Addison Russell – SS
  7. Jason Heyward – RF
  8. Javier Baez – 2B
  9. Kyle Hendricks – rHP

Nationals Lineup 

  1. Trea Turner – SS
  2. Jayson Werth – LF
  3. Bryce Harper – RF
  4. Ryan Zimmerman – 1B
  5. Daniel Murphy – 2B
  6. Anthony Rendon – 3B
  7. Matt Wieters – C
  8. Michael Taylor – CF
  9. Gio Gonzalez – LHP

Notes –

Max Scherzer and Tanner Roark will be available out of the bullpen for the Nats.

Gio Gonzalez has never gotten an out past the fifth inning in a playoff game. He was also the starter in Game Five of the 2012 NLDS when the Nats lost to the Cardinals.

Hendricks pitched seven scoreless innings allowing only two hits in Game One of the series that the Cubs won, 3-0.

Ben Zobrist is sitting for the Cubs while Amora gets the start in center field.

The Nationals have never won a playoff series, ever.


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