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Tyler Moore (John McDonnell/TWP) Tyler Moore (John McDonnell/TWP)

Nationals Manager Davey Johnson vowed to make a few changes to the lineup after a Tuesday’s game, another stretch of sleepy bats and anxious hitting. He benched Adam LaRoche, who is 0 for 10 with seven strikeouts, in favor of Tyler Moore. The move isn’t surprising given LaRoche’s recent struggles and because Moore does well against left-handers. (Lefty Jaime Garcia starts for the Cardinals.)

Johnson also gave catcher Kurt Suzuki the day off and will start Jhonatan Solano, his first of the season, a move likely prompted because Suzuki caught last night’s game.

Nationals

1. Denard Span, CF

2. Jayson Werth, RF

3. Bryce Harper, LF

4. Tyler Moore, 1B

5. Ian Desmond, SS

6. Danny Espinosa, 2B

7. Anthony Rendon, 3B

8. Jhonatan Solano, C

9. Stephen Strasburg, SP

 

Cardinals

1. Matt Carpenter, 3B

2. Allen Craig, 1B

3. Matt Holliday, LF

4. Carlos Beltrán, RF

5. Yadier Molina, C

6. Daniel Descalso, 2B

7. Shane Robinson, CF

8. Pete Kozma, SS

9. Jaime Garcia, SP

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010, wrote about high school sports across the region for two years and has covered the Nationals since the middle of the 2012 season.
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