Laynce Nix will receive a day off against Rockies right-hander Jhoulys Chacin, with Jonny Gomes getting his first start of the series in left field. Otherwise, the Nationals will go with their usual lineup behind Livan Hernandez.


1. Rick Ankiel, CF

2. Danny Espiniosa, 2B

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Michael Morse, 1B

5. Jayson Werth, RF

6. Jonny Gomes, LF

7. Ian Desmond, SS

8. Wilson Ramos, C

9. Livan Hernandez, SP