The Nationals will face starter Jeff Francis in Saturday’s game-in-an-oven. Don’t let the left-hander’s 2-1 record and 5.16 ERA fool you, he held the Nationals to two runs on five hits over five innings on June 25.


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. Gio Gonzalez, SP


1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Marco Scutaro, 2B

3. Carlos Gonzalez, LF

4. Michael Cuddyer, 1B

5. Tyler Colvin, RF

6. Jordan Pacheco, 3B

7. Wilin Rosario, C

8. Jonathan Herrera, SS

9. Jeff Francis, SP