Laynce Nix starts for the eighth straight game, and tonight he’s hitting cleanup. Against Derek Lowe, the Nationals stacked their lineup with left-handed bats – five of eight position players, counting switch-hitting Danny Espinosa, with bat lefty against Lowe.

Against Lowe this season, there’s not a huge difference between lefties and righties. Left-hander batters against him have hit .250/.313/.330, while right-handers are .247/.299/.309.


1. Roger Bernadina, CF

2. Ian Desmond, SS

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Laynce Nix, LF

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Danny Espinosa, 2B

7. Ivan Rodriguez, C

8. Alex Cora, 3B

9. Jordan Zimmerman, SP


1. Martin Prado, LF

2. Nate McLouth, CF

3. Chipper Jones, 3B

4. Brian McCann, C

5. Dan Uggla, 2B

6. Eric Hinske, RF

7. Freddie Freeman, 1B

8. Alex Gonzalez, SS

9. Derek Lowe, SP