Nursing injuries, Ian Desmond and Michael Morse will not play Sunday, the third straight game both will miss significant time. Danny Espinosa, as usual, leads off against left-hander Cliff Lee.

Nationals

1. Danny Espinosa, SS

2. Bryce Harper, CF

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Jayson Werth, RF

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Tyler Moore, LF

7. Jesus Flores, C

8. Steve Lombardozzi, 2B

9. Jordan Zimmermann, SP

Phillies

1. Jimmy Rollins, SS

2. Juan Pierre, LF

3. Chase Utley, 2B

4. Ryan Howard, 1B

5. John Mayberry, CF

6. Laynce Nix, RF

7. Kevin Frandsen, 3B

8. Erik Kratz, C

9. Cliff Lee, 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.