With shortstop Ian Desmond away for a second day of paternity leave, the Nationals’ lineup remains identical to yesterday among position players.

Nationals

1. Danny Espinosa, 2B

2. Rick Ankiel, CF

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Wilson Ramos, C

6. Michael Morse, LF

7. Jerry Hariston, 3B

8. Alex Cora, SS

9. Tom Gorzelanny, P

Mets

1. Jose Reyes, SS

2. Justin Turner, 2B

3. David Wright, 3B

4. Carlos Beltran, RF

5. Jason Bay, LF

6. Ike Davis, 1B

7. Scott Hairston, CF

8. Mike Nickeas, C

9. R.A. Dickey, P