Wilson Ramos, in a move columnist Jason Reid explored in today’s birdcage liner, will make his first start of the season today, replacing Ivan Rodriguez. Ramos behind the plate is the surest sign yet that the Nationals plan to split time evenly with Rodriguez, 39, and Ramos, 23.

The rest of today’s lineups:

Nationals

1. Ian Desmond, SS

2. Jayson Werth, RF

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Michael Morse, LF

6. Rick Ankiel, CF

7. Danny Espinosa, 2B

8. Wilson Ramos, C

9. John Lannan, SP

Braves

1. Martin Prado, LF

2. Nate McLouth, CF

3. Chipper Jones, 3B

4. Brian McCann, C

5. Dan Uggla, 2B

6. Jason Heyward, RF

7. Alex Gonzalez, SS

8. Freddie Freeman, 1B

9. Tommy Hanson, SP