The usual cast of characters is playing behind Gio Gonzalez, who makes his first start of the season.
Should the development of their younger players continue and with the return of Wilson Ramos, the blow of the loss could be softened.
Breaking down the lineup for 2013. Next up, pitchers.
The Nationals brought their full lineup down to Jupiter, an opening day preview aside from Chris Young on the mound.
The Nationals' manager implies that his ideal lineup has Werth at two and Harper hitting behind him.
The Nationals and Cardinals turn to Gio Gonzalez and Adam Wainwright, respectively, with elimination on the line in Game 5.
Both the Nationals and Cards will stick with their usual lineups for Game 3 at Nationals Park.
Both the Nats and Cardinals are sticking with their lineups from the series opener in Game 2.
The Nationals and Cardinals are using their usual lineups in the opening game of the series. Left-hander Gio Gonzalez opposes right-hander Adam Wainwright.
All the regulars return to the lineup, except for Kurt Suzuki, Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche, in the regular season finale.