Left fielder Michael Morse will get a day off today after a rocky first five games in which he went 2 for 17 with two singles, one walk and six strikeouts. Batting fifth in his place will be catcher Wilson Ramos, while Laynce Nix, who is 2 for 9 against Marlins starter Josh Johnson, will take left.

Nationals

1. Ian Desmond, SS

2. Jayson Werth, RF

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Wilson Ramos, C

6. Rick Ankiel, CF

7. Danny Espinosa, 2B

8. Laynce Nix, LF

9. John Lannan, SP

Marlins

1. Chris Coghlan, CF

2. Omar Infante, 2B

3. Hanley Ramirez, SS

4. Gaby Sanchez, 1B

5. Logan Morrison, LF

6. John Buck, C

7. Wes Helms, 3B

8. Emilio Bonifacio, RF

9. Josh Johnson, SP