Manager Davey Johnson moves the team’s hottest hitter, Michael Morse, into the cleanup spot, where he hit last season.

Nationals

1. Danny Espinosa, 2B

2. Bryce Harper, CF

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Michael Morse, RF

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Tyler Moore, LF

8. Jesus Flores, C

9. Stephen Strasburg, SP

Braves

1. Michael Bourne, CF

2. Martin Prado, LF

3. Jason Heyward, RF

4. Freddie Freeman, 1B

5. Dan Uggla, 2B

6. Brian McCann, C

7. Andrelton Simmons, SS

8. Juan Francisco, 3B

9. Mike Minor, SP

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010, wrote about high school sports across the region for two years and has covered the Nationals since the middle of the 2012 season.