Today’s Nationals-Cardinals lineups

Danny Espinosa.(Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

Danny Espinosa.(Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

After getting the day off, Danny Espinosa is back in the starting lineup at second base. The rest of the Nationals lineup is standard, with Jose Lobaton catching Jordan Zimmermann. The Cardinals are one of only two National League teams Zimmermann has yet to defeat in his career. (He also has never beaten the Pirates.) He is 0-4 with a 7.03 ERA in seven starts against the Cardinals, his worst ERA against a team he has faced more than once.


1. Denard Span, CF

2. Anthony Rendon, 3B

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Ryan Zimmerman, LF

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Danny Espinosa, 2B

8. Jose Lobaton, C

9. Jordan Zimmermann, SP



1. MattĀ Carpenter, 3B

2. Kolten Wong. 2B

3. Matt Holliday, LF

4. Allen Craig, RF

5. Yadier Molina, C

6. Matt Adams, 1B

7. Jhonny Peralta, SS

8. Jon Jay, CF

9. Lance Lynn, SP

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