The Nationals will stick with Ian Desmond at leadoff tonight, with Jonny Gomes in left and Jesus Flores spelling Wilson Ramos behind the plate. Jordan Zimmermann will make one of two or three remaining starts against Reds right-hander Bronson Arroyo.

Nationals

1. Ian Desmond, SS

2. Rick Ankiel, CF

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Michael Morse, 1B

5. Jayson Werth, RF

6. Danny Espinosa, 2B

7. Jonny Gomes, LF

8. Jesus Flores, C

9. Jordan Zimmermann

Reds

1. Brandon Phillips, 2B

2. Dave Sappelt, LF

3. Joey Votto, 1B

4. Jay Bruce, RF

5. Miguel Cairo, 3B

6. Drew Stubbs, CF

7. Ryan Hanigan, C

8. Paul Janish, SS

9. Bronson Arroyo, SP