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The Nationals are in a position few would have predicted they’d face: In June, they will hand the ball to a pitcher making his second career start and ask him to prevent them from falling under .500. Nate Karns faces Paul Maholm with the series on the line. Of course, if the Nationals can’t score, it won’t matter who’s on the mound. Rain and thunderstorms are forecast, so it could be a bumpy ride. Talk about the game right here.