Eric Thames taking seat for Nationals on Wednesday

Washington Nationals first baseman Eric Thames is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon against right-hander Pete Fairbanks and the Tampa Bay Rays.

What It Means:

Yadiel Hernandez will take over for Thames at designated hitter and bat second in his second career start in the majors. Trea Turner, Juan Soto, and Asdrubal Cabrera will be the Nationals' 3-5 batters. Thames went 0-for-5 with 3 strikeouts in his last two games.

numberFire's models expect Hernandez to score 6.0 FanDuel points on Wednesday. His salary is $2,000. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Nationals have an implied total of 4.20 runs.