The Nationals will open the second half of the season tonight with their second trip to Marlins Park, where they were swept at the end of May. The Marlins are without Giancarlo Stanton, a Nationals killer who had arthroscopic surgery before the break to heal a balky knee. The Nationals will send Jordan Zimmermann against Marlins ace Josh Johnson.


1. Steve Lombardozzi, LF

2. Bryce Harper, CF

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Michael Morse, RF

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Danny Espinosa, 2B

8. Jesus Flores, C

9. Jordan Zimmermann, SP


1. Jose Reyes, SS

2. Omar Infante, 2B

3. Carlos Lee, 1B

4. Logan Morrison, LF

5. Hanley Ramirez, 3B

6. Justin Ruggiano, RF

7. Emilio Bonifacio, CF

8. John Buck, C

9. Josh Johnson, SP