Bryce Harper will move to center field tonight with Tyler Moore (making his second career start) and Xavier Nady playing corner outfield against Pirates left-handed starter Erik Bedard. Even with Jayson Werth out, the Nationals will continue their pattern of sitting Rick Ankiel against lefties – he has only eight plate appearances against them all year.


1. Ian Desmond, SS

2. Bryce Harper, CF

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Xavier Nady, RF

6. Danny Espinosa, 2B

7. Tyler Moore, LF

8. Wilson Ramos, C

9. Ross Detwiler, SP


1. Jose Tabata, RF

2. Neil Walker, 2B

3. Andrew McCutchen, CF

4. Pedro Alvarez, 3B

5. Casey McGehee, 1B

6. Yamaico Navarro, LF

7. Rod Barajas, C

8. Josh Harrison, SS

9. Erik Bedard, SP