The Nationals will begin a series tonight with the defending World Series champion Giants against Tim Lincecum. With one of the best right-handers in the game on the mound, Michael Morse will get the night off in favor of Lance Nix, and Ian Desmond will drop to seventh in the order.


1. Danny Espinosa, 2B

2. Rick Ankiel, CF

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Wilson Ramos, C

6. Laynce Nix, LF

7. Ian Desmond, SS

8. Alex Cora, 3B

9. Jason Marquis, SP