Editor’s update 4:50 p.m.: The Washington National unveiled their starting lineup for the National League Wild Card game.
- Trea Turner, SS
- Adam Eaton, RF
- Anthony Rendon, 3B
- Juan Soto, LF
- Howie Kendrick, 1B
- Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B
- Kurt Suzuki, C
- Victor Robles, CF
- Max Scherzer, P
Editor’s update 4:34 p.m.: The Milwaukee Brewers unveiled their starting lineup for the National League Wild Card game:
- Trent Grisham, RF
- Yasmani Grandal, C
- Mike Moustakas, 3B
- Keston Hiura, 2B
- Ryan Braun, LF
- Eric Thames, 1B
- Lorenzo Cain, CF
- Orlando Arcia, SS
- Brandon Woodruff, P
The Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers square off in the National League Wild Card game on Tuesday, October 1st, with first pitch set for 8:08 p.m. on TBS. Earlier Tuesday morning, the teams released their formal 25-man rosters for the game. Teams played with up to their entire 40-man roster in September, but had to cut down to 25 for the Wild Card game. The winner will then make subsequent roster decisions for their National League Division Series matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Washington Nationals roster
The Nationals are carrying their top four starting pitchers for the game. Max Scherzer will get the start, but Stephen Strasburg, Patrick Corbin, and Anibal Sanchez. Given Scherzer’s recent struggles since returning from the injured list, he could very well have a short leash. If he struggles, Stephen Strasburg would likely get the nod. If he can get into the sixth inning or beyond, they might be able to stick with a traditional bullpen rotation to close it out.
The Nationals have also elected to carry a third catcher in Raudi Read. If the games goes to extra innings and things get crazy with double switches, that extra catcher could prove handy.
Infielders (8): Matt Adams, Asdrúbal Cabrera, Brian Dozier, Howie Kendrick, Anthony Rendon, Trea Turner, Ryan Zimmerman
Outfielders (6): Adam Eaton, Gerardo Parra, Victor Robles, Juan Soto, Andrew Stevenson, Michael A. Taylor
Catchers (3): Yan Gomes, Raudy Read, Kurt Suzuki
Pitchers (9): Patrick Corbin, Sean Doolittle, Daniel Hudson, Tanner Rainey, Fernando Rodney, Anibal Sanchez, Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Hunter Strickland
Milwaukee Brewers roster
The big question for the Brewers was the availability of outfielder Lorenzo Cain. He sprained his left ankle, but took some time to test it out leading up to the game. It appears things went well, and he’ll be ready to go for Tuesday’s game. Brandon Woodruff will be the team’s starting pitcher.
Pitchers (10): Chase Anderson, Alex Claudio, Junior Guerra, Josh Hader, Jay Jackson, Jordan Lyles, Freddy Peralta, Drew Pomeranz, Brent Suter, Brandon Woodruff.
Catchers (2): Yasmani Grandal, Manny Pina.
Infielders (8): Orlando Arcia, Tyler Austin, Keston Hiura, Mike Moustakas, Hernan Perez, Travis Shaw, Cory Spangenberg, Eric Thames.
Outfielders (5): Ryan Braun, Lorenzo Cain, Ben Gamel, Trent Grisham, Tyrone Taylor.