The Nationals lineup for Game 1 of today’s doubleheader has a distinctly September and Syracuse feel to it. Five of the nine starters spent at least a significant chunk of the season at Class AAA, including starter Tommy Milone and cleanup hitter Chris Marrero. Ryan Zimmerman, Michael Morse and Jayson Werth are all sitting for the first game against Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick.


1. Ian Desmond, SS

2. Roger Bernadina, RF

3. Rick Ankiel, CF

4. Chris Marrero, 1B

5. Laynce Nix, LF

6. Danny Espinosa, 2B

7. Jesus Flores, C

8. Stephen Lombardozzi, 3B

9. Tommy Milone, SP


1. Shane Victorino, CF

2. Wilson Valdez, SS

3. John Mayberry, 1B

4. Hunter Pence, RF

5. Ben Francisco, LF

6. Erik Kratz, C

7. Pete Orr, 2B

8. Michael Martinez, 3B

9. Kyle Kendrick, SP