Nationals-Reds discussion thread: Game 24

Dan Haren (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Dan Haren (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

It’s a Chamber of Commerce day at the park for the third game of this Nationals-Reds series. You can watch the game on FOX, not MASN, today. The Nationals are wearing their patriotic blue uniforms today in tribute to Military Appreciation Day at Nationals Park.

Danny Espinosa will bat second for the first time this season, a move Davey Johnson made in an effort to change Espinosa’s mindset. “I wanted him to think about line drives, getting on base, that kind of thing, maybe bunting,” Johnson said. “Last year, I hit him first a couple times. He’s also, if their guy gets in trouble, the first guy they’re going to bring in is going to be Marshall. Also, I want to play [Anthony] Rendon. He’s the best fit in my mind.”

It’s Dan Haren against Mike Leake. The last time Haren started against the Reds, he allowed four homers and the Reds won, 15-0. Talk about the game right here.

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