Ryan Zimmerman is out of the Nationals today. Last night, he slid into second base and apparently hurt his hand, forcing a trainer to come out to check on him. It’s not clear yet if that has any connection to his day off or not, but it’s one possibility. Alex Cora will play third in his place. Also, Adam LaRoche returns, as expected.


1. Ian Desmond, SS

2. Rick Ankiel, CF

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Michael Morse, LF

6. Danny Espinosa, 2B

7. Ivan Rodriguez, C

8. Alex Cora, 3B

9. Jason Marquis, SP


1. Jose Reyes, SS

2. Willie Harris, LF

3. David Wright, 3B

4. Ike Davis, 1B

5. Angel Pagan, CF

6. Lucas Duda, RF

7. Brad Emaus, 2B

8. Josh Thole, C

9. Chris Young, SP