John Lannan will try to prevent a losing streak in his second start since the all-star break. The Nationals are 9-4 in the last 13 games started by Lannan, whose 3.62 ERA ranks second on the team behind Jordan Zimmermann.

The Nationals are playing the Dodgers for the first time this season, and their 15th game on the West Coast. So far, they’re 6-8 in those games.

As always, talk about the game right here.