The Nationals will use a standard lineup today against Roy Oswalt, with Roger Bernadina in center, Wilson Ramos behind the plate and Laynce Nix batting cleanup. John Lannan will try to snap his career-long funk against the Phillies – he’s 0-10 with a 6.44 ERA. Someone, perhaps, is trying to change Lannan’s luck in an orthodox way. On today’s lineup card, his name is spelled LANNEN.


1. Roger Bernadina, CF

2. Ian Desmond, SS

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Laynce Nix, LF

5. Michael Morse, 1B

6. Danny Espinosa, 2B

7. Wilson Ramos, C

8. Alex Cora, 3B

9. John Lannan, SP


1. Placido Polanco, SS

2. John Mayberry, CF

3. Chase Utley, 2B

4. Ryan Howard, 1B

5. Ben Francisco, RF

6. Raul Ibanez, LF

7. Carlos Ruiz, C

8. Wilson Valdez, SS

9. Roy Oswalt, SP