Nationals-Cubs discussion thread: Game 86

Gio Gonzalez. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

The Nationals play the Cubs the morning after Chicago’s blockbuster trade with the Athletics. Instead of facing Jeff Samardzija, the Nationals will face Carlos Villanueva, whose eephus pitch totally flummoxed Jayson Werth last season. The Cubs also sent Friday’s starter, Jason Hammel, to Oakland. The Nationals will look to start a new winning streak with Gio Gonzalez on the mound after Friday’s loss snapped a five-game winning streak. The lineups are here. As always, talk about the game below.

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010 and, prior to covering the Nationals, covered high school sports across the region.
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James Wagner · July 5, 2014