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In a match-up of rookie starting pitchers, Taylor Jordan (0-2, 3.32) makes his fifth start of the season and opposes the Pirates’ top young arm Gerrit Cole (4-3, 3.89 ERA). The Nationals reached their lowest point of the season, in terms of record, on Monday night. They’re three games under .500 for the first time and tied a season-high by falling to eight games behind the Atlanta Braves in the National League East. New hitting coach Rick Schu starts his new job tonight. The lineups are here. As always, discuss the game here.