Today’s Nationals-Giants lineups: Michael Morse returns, Melky Cabrera suspended

The Nationals will finish up their series against the Giants this afternoon with Stephen Strasburg on the mound. Both Jayson Werth and Michael Morse are back in the lineup. Manager Davey Johnson thought Morse may not return until Friday, but his inflamed right thumb “miraculously” recovered, he said. Morse had left Monday’s game with swelling his thumb after getting jammed and did not play yesterday.

Nationals

1. Steve Lombardozzi, 2B

2. Bryce Harper, CF

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Michael Morse, LF

6. Jayson Werth, RF

7. Danny Espinosa, SS

8. Kurt Suzuki, C

9. Stephen Strasburg, SP

The Giants, meanwhile, absorbed an absolute bombshell this morning. MLB announced it suspended Melky Cabrera for 50 games for using a banned substance, which was testosterone. He is in this, the Giants’ original lineup, but, um, we can expect a change.

Giants

1. Angel Pagan, CF

2. Ryan Theriot, 2B

3. Melky Cabrera, LF

4. Buster Posey, C

5. Pablo Sandoval, 3B

6. Hunter Pence, RF

7. Brandon Belt, 1B

8. Brandon Crawford, SS

9. Tim Lincecum, RHP

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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