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Nationals' Jonathan Lucroy behind plate Friday

Washington Nationals catcher Jonathan Lucroy will start in Friday afternoon's series opener against right-hander Walker Buehler and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

The Nationals activated Yan Gomes from the 10-day injured list but Lucroy will get the start behind the plate on Friday. He will catch Joe Ross and bat eighth. The Nationals also activated Alex Avila and optioned Tres Barrera to their alternate training site.

numberFire’s models project Lucroy for 7.9 FanDuel points versus the Dodgers and he has a salary of $2,100 on Friday. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Nationals currently have the lowest implied total (3.2) out of the 18 teams playing Friday.