The Nationals will start a two-game series at Citi Field tonight, or at least they’ll try. After the threat of rain postponed their game yesterday at Nationals Park, there is more rain in the forecast in New York this evening. Seems to be a small window around 7 p.m., but the tarp is on and the clouds above are ominous.

With left-hander Jon Niese starting for the Mets, Michael Morse is back in the lineup, playing left field, and Wilson Ramos is batting cleanup again.


1. Roger Bernadina, CF

2. Ian Desmond, SS

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Wilson Ramos, C

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Michael Morse, LF

7. Danny Espinosa, 2B

8. Jerry Hairston, 3B

9. Tom Gorzelanny, SP


1. Jose Reyes, SS

2. Justin Turner, 3B

3. Carlos Beltran, RF

4. Jason Bay, LF

5. Daniel Murphy, 1B

6. Ronny Paulino, C

7. Scott Hairston, CF

8. Ruben Tejada, 2B

9. Jon Niese, SP