The baseball world sets their sights on Dodger Stadium on Saturday night as the most heralded prospect in all of baseball, Bryce Harper, will make his major league debut for the Washington Nationals. The Los Angeles Dodgers will look for their second win over the Nationals in as many nights as Chad Billingsley takes the mound in search of his second win of the season.
Starting on the hill for the Nationals on Saturday is Stephen Strasburg, who was the No. 1 overall draft pick by the Nationals in 2009, one year before they took Harper.
Harper becomes the youngest player ever to debut in a Nationals uniform, at 19 years, 195 days old, per the Elias Sports Bureau. The previous youngest National was Ryan Zimmerman at 20 years, 338 days old in 2005, and Zimmerman was the man who was placed on the disabled list to make room for Harper on the roster.
Harper will bat seventh for Washington and start in left field. Here are Saturday's starting lineups:
Saturday's 6:10 p.m. PDT game will be televised by both MLB Network and Prime Ticket. For more Dodgers news and notes, be sure to read True Blue LA.