Today’s Nationals-Diamondbacks lineups

Ian Desmond (left). (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Ian Desmond (left). (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Wilson Ramos is sitting after catching two straight and Jose Lobaton is replacing him. As a result, Ian Desmond is hitting cleanup, a spot manned by Ramos in recent games. Doug Fister makes his second start of the season. Nate McLouth is back in the starting lineup after the scab on his right hand was aggravated on Monday; he still pinch hit on Tuesday.



1. Denard Span, CF

2. Anthony Rendon, 3B

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Ian Desmond, SS

5. Danny Espinosa, 2B

6. Tyler Moore, 1B

7. Jose Lobaton, C

8. Nate McLouth, LF

9. Doug Fister, SP



1. Gerardo Parra, RF

2. Martin Prado, 3B

3. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B

4. Miguel Montero, C

5. Aaron Hill, 2B

6. Cody Ross, LF

7. A.J. Pollack, CF

8. Micah Owings, SS

9. Brandon McCarthy, SP

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010 and, prior to covering the Nationals, covered high school sports across the region.
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