With the Braves skipping left-hander Mike Minor after last night’s rainout in favor of right-hander Brandon Beachy, the Nationals made a change to their lineup. Steve Lombardozzi will play left field, with Michael Morse dropping from cleanup to fifth.

The Braves will use speedy left fielder Jose Constanza at the No. 9 spot as a kind of double leadoff hitter, with the pitcher batting eighth.


1. Steve Lombardozzi, LF

2. Bryce Harper, CF

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Michael Morse, RF

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Danny Espinosa, 2B

8. Jesus Flores, C

9. Stephen Strasburg, SP


1. Michael Bourn, CF

2. Martin Prado, 3B

3. Brian McCann, C

4. Dan Uggla, 2B

5. Freddie Freeman, 1B

6. Jason Heyward, RF

7. Andrelton Simmons, SS

8. Brandon Beachy, SP

9. Jose Constanza, LF