Standard fare for the Nationals as they open a series with the Reds. One quick note: John Lannan has not yet tested his left knee by pitching, but he fully expects to make his scheduled start Friday. Lannan went for a jog today, and the real test will come tomorrow, when he pitches a bullpen session. The tendinitis in his knee, he said, flares up only when he pushes off from his left knee.


1. Rick Ankiel, CF

2. Danny Espinosa, 2B

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Michael Morse, 1B

5. Jayson Werth, RF

6. Laynce Nix, LF

7. Ian Desmond, SS

8. Wilson Ramos, C

9. Chien-Ming Wang, SP


1. Drew Stubbs, CF

2. Edgar Renteria, SS

3. Joey Votto, 1B

4. Brandon Phillips, 2B

5. Jay Bruce, RF

6. Ramon Hernandez, C

7. Yonder Alonso, LF

8. Todd Frazier, 3B

9. Mike Leake, SP