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Posted at 09:33 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Tonight’s Nationals-Giants lineups: Jayson Werth in, Michael Morse out

(J Pat Carter - AP)
Jayson Werth is in the lineup tonight after an MRI exam on his sore right ankle turned up no structural issues. Werth was scratched last night before the game and wore a walking boot out of the clubhouse. “If this is spring training, it’s not a big deal,” Werth said. Manager Davey Johnson will monitor Werth’s pregame routine to make sure he can play.

Michael Morse, on the other hand, will sit with a swollen right thumb. Morse left last night’s game in the fifth inning after he hurt his thumb while getting jammed on a few swings in batting practice. Morse said he’s “fine” and expects to play tomorrow, but Johnson is more pessimistic. Johnson is thinking Morse will return Friday, after the off day Thursday, but he’s open to bringing back tomorrow if Morse is better.

Here are tonight’s full lineups.


1. Danny Espinosa, SS

2. Bryce Harper, CF

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Jayson Werth, RF

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Tyler Moore, LF

7. Jesus Flores, C

8. Steve Lombardozzi, 2B

9. Jordan Zimmermann, SP


1. Angel Pagan, CF

2. Marco Scutaro, 2B

3. Miguel Cabrera, LF

4. Buster Posey, C

5. Pablo Sandoval, 3B

6. Hunter Pence, RF

7. Brandon Belt, 1B

8. Brandon Crawford, SS

9. Madison Bumgarner, SP

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