Jayson Werth scratched with sore right ankle

Last night, Werth ran into foul territory in the eighth inning to field a bloop down the line. He tripped on the mound and crumpled to the ground, but he stayed in the game. Late last night, he admitted he had rolled his ankle but did not anticipate even having to check the status of his ankle. He was presumably surprised that it hurt too much to play tonight.

Werth has also been dealing this season with a sore left knee, which he wraps in ice after every game. On Friday in Arizona, he sat out with swelling in his left elbow after being hit with a pitch Thursday night.

Here is tonight’s new lineup, which, oddly, includes Nix hitting eighth.

1. Roger Bernadina, 8

2. Ian Desmond, SS

3. Danny Espinosa, 2B

4. Michael Morse, 1B

5. Wilson Ramos, 3B

6. Rick Ankiel, CF

7. Jerry Hairston, 3B

8. Laynce Nix, RF

9. Jordan Zimmermann, SP

Adam Kilgore covers national sports for the Washington Post. Previously he served as the Post's Washington Nationals beat writer from 2010 to 2014.


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