Davey Johnson will give Jesus Flores his first start of the season, giving Wilson Ramos his first day off. Mark DeRosa will return to left field. Otherwise, the shape of the Nats’ lineup remains the same against Mets right-hander Mike Pelfrey.

Nationals

1. Ian Desmond, SS

2. Danny Espinosa, 2B

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Jayson Werth, RF

6. Mark DeRosa, LF

7. Roger Bernadina, CF

8. Jesus Flores, C

9. Edwin Jackson, SP

And the Mets:

Mets

1. Ruben Tejada, SS

2. David Murphy, 2B

3. David Wright, 3B

4. Ike Davis, 1B

5. Jason Bay, LF

6. Lucas Duda, RF

7. Josh Thole, C

8. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, C

9. Mike Pelfrey, SP