Stephen Lombardozzi will make the first start of his career today, playing second base in the first game of the Nationals’ doubleheader as Danny Espinosa, who struck out in seven consecutive at-bats before a groundout in his last at-bat Tuesday night, sits. More on that later.

The Dodgers made a change, slotting Chad Billingsley to start the first game of today’s doubleheader with Dana Eveland pitching Game 2. The Dodgers swapped them, presumably, so Billingsley would make his start if the weather allows for only one game.


1. Ian Desmond, SS

2. Stephen Lombardozzi, 2B

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Michael Morse, LF

5. Jayson Werth, CF

6. Rick Ankiel, RF

7. Chris Marrero, 1B

8. Wilson Ramos, C

9. Chien-Ming Wang, SP


1. Dee Gordon, SS

2. James Loney, 1B

3. Matt Kemp, CF

4. Juan Rivera, RF

5. Aaron Miles, 3B

6. Jerry Sands, LF

7. Rod Barajas, C

8. Justin Sellers, 2B

9. Chad Billingsley, P