Coming off five straight wins, including a sweep of the New York Mets, the Washington Nationals look to continue their hot streak on Thursday when they open their series against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Nationals have not won a series in Milwaukee since 2009, but the Brewers are currently in free fall mode. They flirted with .500 for most of the season, but have dropped their last six in a row. Here's the Nationals lineup for the series opener.
Davey's Lineup-Thu.@ MIL/G98: Lombardozzi 2b, Harper rf, Zimmerman 3b, LaRoche 1b, Morse lf, Espinosa ss, Bernadina cf, Flores c, EJax rhp.— Nationals PR (@NationalsPR) July 26, 2012
Edwin Jackson will be on the mound for the Nats, and he's coming off a tough outing in which he pitched extremely well, allowing just one earned through seven innings in a loss. The Nationals provided no run support for him in a 4-0 loss to Atlanta, their last defeat. Yovanni Gallardo is on the mound for the Brewers.
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