The Nationals are facing another left-hander tonight in Colorado. After Jeff Francis held them down last night, Christian Friedrich, a rookie with a 5.65 ERA, will face Gio Gonzalez and the Nationals’ typical lineup against lefies.


1. Danny Espinosa, 2B

2. Bryce Harper, CF

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Michael Morse, RF

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Tyler Moore, LF

8. Jesus Flores, C

9. Gio Gonzalez, SP


1. Dexter Fowler, CF

2. Jordan Pacheco, 3B

3. Carlos Gonzalez, LF

4. Michael Cuddyer, RF

5. Todd Helton, 1B

6. Chris Nelson, 2B

7. Wilin Rosario, C

8. Jonathan Herrera, SS

9. Christian Friedrich, SP