Today’s Nationals-Braves lineups

Laynce Nix starts for the eighth straight game, and tonight he’s hitting cleanup. Against Derek Lowe, the Nationals stacked their lineup with left-handed bats – five of eight position players, counting switch-hitting Danny Espinosa, with bat lefty against Lowe.

Against Lowe this season, there’s not a huge difference between lefties and righties. Left-hander batters against him have hit .250/.313/.330, while right-handers are .247/.299/.309.

Nationals

1. Roger Bernadina, CF

2. Ian Desmond, SS

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Laynce Nix, LF

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Danny Espinosa, 2B

7. Ivan Rodriguez, C

8. Alex Cora, 3B

9. Jordan Zimmerman, SP

Braves

1. Martin Prado, LF

2. Nate McLouth, CF

3. Chipper Jones, 3B

4. Brian McCann, C

5. Dan Uggla, 2B

6. Eric Hinske, RF

7. Freddie Freeman, 1B

8. Alex Gonzalez, SS

9. Derek Lowe, 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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