Matt Williams would not mind stacking three right-handed hitters in the middle of his order, depending on circumstance.
With Denard Span out of the lineup, the Nationals will turn to little-used rookie Jeff Kobernus as their leadoff hitter.
Jayson Werth is out of the lineup for the third time in four games.
Wilson Ramos is reinstated from the disabled list but Kurt Suzuki is Stephen Strasburg's battery mate in the opener against the Braves.
Manager Davey Johnson turns to the same altered lineup as he used in Thursday's win.
The Nationals manager inserts Steve Lombardozzi and moves Jayson Werth but still intends to return to the original lineup when Ryan Zimmerman returns.
Davey Johnson tweaks the sleepy lineup and adds Steve Lombardozzi, moves Jayson Werth lower.
The Nationals manager wants to be patient but wants the first baseman to snap out of his funk, and the rest of the offense, too.
Adam LaRoche sits in favor of Tyler Moore, and Kurt Suzuki gets the day off after a catching a night game.
The Nationals claimed another left-handed reliever from the Astros to stash in the minors. Meanwhile, the lineups are as expected.