Nationals Vs. Giants Lineups: Conner Menez Makes Second Big League Start

[CSNBY] Nationals vs. Giants lineups: Conner Menez makes second big league start
Jessica Kleinschmidt

The Giants lineup will be without starting second baseman, Joe Panik as they continue the series against the Washington Nationals. And it's because he had been DFA'd earlier on Tuesday.

Scooter Gennett will have starting honors. 

Panik sent out a heartfelt message to the organization and fans saying he will forever be a Giant. 

This of course started a slue of moves with Conner Menez being promoted to the big league club to get the start on the mound and Williams Jerez was added to the roster from Triple-A. Sam Selman was optioned in order to clear an additional roster spot.

The Nats will send Aníbal Sánchez to the mound which could create some drama for the Orange and Black. The 35-year-old has not recorded a loss since May 10. The 12-game stretch has him going 6-0 with a 2.88 ERA. And against San Francisco across his career, he's 3-0 with a 0.58 ERA in four starts -- two of those have been complete-game shutouts.

The Nationals on Tuesday announced the team has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with infielder Asdrúbal Cabrera. He's not in the starting lineup.

As far as the Giants' side of the ball, Menez will make his second major league start and without Alex Dickerson available for extra offensive help. He's been placed on the 10-day IL with a right oblique strain.

Here are how the lineups look to take shape at Oracle Park on Tuesday night.

You can follow the action on NBC Sports Bay Area or by downloading and streaming on the MyTeams app.

Washington Nationals (59-53)

Trea Turner, SS
Gerardo Parra, RF
Anthony Rendon, 3B
Juan Soto, LF
Kurt Suzuki, C
Brian Dozier, 2B
Matt Adams, 1B
Victor Robles, CF
Aníbal Sánchez, P (6-6, 3.80 ERA)

San Francisco Giants (56-57)

Brandon Belt, 1B
Mike Yastrzemski, RF
Buster Posey, C
Stephen Vogt, LF
Evan Longoria, 3B
Scooter Gennett, 2B
Kevin Pillar, CF
Brandon Crawford, SS
Conner Menez, P (0-0, 3.60 ERA)

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