After he pitched six innings in a minor league game his last time out, John Lannan will make one of his last tuneups for the season today against the Astros. The Nationals are going with the lineup similar to the one they plan to use against left-handed starters, with Jerry Hairston in center atop the lineup with Ian Desmond. Here it is:


1. Jerry Hairston, CF

2. Ian Desmond, SS

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Michael Morse, LF

5. Wilson Ramos, C

6. Danny Espinosa, 2B

7. Brian Bixler, 3B

8. Alberto Gonzalez, 1B

9. John Lannan, SP