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Taylor Jordan toes the rubber for the final game before the all-star break, a four-day rest the Nationals could likely use. If they lose, they’ll be under .500 — a thought unexpected at the beginning of the season. Jordan (0-2, 3.45 ERA) is opposed by Henderson Alvarez (0-1, 5.73 ERA). Manager Davey Johnson completely altered the lineup ahead of the game, hoping to snap the offensive inconsistencies. The lineups are here. As always, discuss the game here.