The Nationals are sticking with the creative format they used in yesterday’s lineup, but some of the particulars have changed. Jayson Werth is still batting leadoff, but with Ian Desmond, who has been dealing with a thigh injury, out of the lineup, Danny Espinosa will bat second. Alex Cora is at short and batting ninth behind Jordan Zimmerammn.

Roger Bernadina is out of the lineup after being scratched from last night’s game with tightness in his left hamstring. Rick Ankiel in center.


1. Jayson Werth, RF

2. Danny Espinosa, 2B

3. Laynce Nix, LF

4. Michael Morse, 1B

5. Wilson Ramos, C

6. Rick Ankiel, CF

7. Jerry Hairston, 3B

8. Jordan Zimmermann, SP

9. Alex Cora, SS