NLDS: Nationals-Dodgers Game 5 lineups

Chris Lingebach
October 09, 2019 - 8:21 pm
NLDS: Nationals-Dodgers Game 5 lineups

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It's win or go home for the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers.

After each club stole a game on the road, it will take Game 5 to decide who moves on to the National League Championship Series.

Both clubs bring their own baggage into the NLDS finale. The Nats have never advanced past the division series round of the postseason. The Dodgers may have more pressure, though, after failing in consecutive World Series over the past two seasons.

Dave Martinez will start Ryan Zimmerman at first base. Zimmerman's played an instrumental role in getting the Nats to Game 5, going 3-for-9 at the plate in the series. It was his clutch 414-foot home run – a three-run shot – that gave the Nats a 5-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth of Monday's Game 4. They would go on to win 6-1, staving off elimination.

It's Stephen Strasburg (18-6, 3.32 ERA) vs. Walker Buehler (14-4, 3.26 ERA) on the mound, a right-handed duel Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. First pitch is 8:37 p.m.

Here's how the Nats and Dodgers are lining up for the decisive Game 5:

Nationals

Trea Turner SS

Adam Eaton RF

Anthony Rendon 3B

Juan Soto LF

Howie Kendrick 2B

Ryan Zimmerman 1B

Kurt Suzuki C

Michael A. Taylor CF

Stephen Strasburg SP

Dodgers

Joc Pederson RF

Max Muncy 2B

Justin Turner 3B

Cody Bellinger CF

Matt Beaty 1B

Corey Seager SS

Kike Hernandez LF

Will Smith C

Walker Buehler SP

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