Shortstop Ian Desmond is out for a second straight game with a strained left quadriceps muscle. Nationals Manager Jim Riggleman said yesterday morning the injury didn’t appear to be one that would linger, so we’ll see if Desmond is back in the lineup tomorrow night when Washington begins a two-game series against Pittsburgh.


Roger Bernadina, CF

Danny Espinosa, 2B

Jayson Werth, RF

Laynce Nix, LF

Adam LaRoche, 1B

Ivan Rodriguez, C

Jerry Hairston, 3B

Alex Cora, SS

Jason Marquis, P


Chris Coghlan, CF

Emilio Bonifacio, 2B

Hanley Ramirez, SS

Gaby Sanchez, 1B

Logan Morrison, LF

Mike Stanton, RF

Greg Dobbs, 3B

Brett Hayes, C

Javier Vazquez, P