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In the Nationals’ first-ever game against Felix Hernandez, their own starter is a right-hander who doesn’t take a backseat to anyone. Behind Jordan Zimmermann, a two-time all-star pick, the Nationals have won five straight starts. “It’s like, okay, we understand Felix throws good and he’s a good pitcher,” Manager Matt Williams said. “We can read the stats like everybody else. But it’s hard for them to face Jordan, too, because he’s pretty good. That’s kind of the same way on both sides. If we do things right, we’ve got a chance to beat him.”

The Nationals are trying to halt their losing streak at three. Talk about the game right here.