(Evan Vucci / AP) Danny Espinosa (Evan Vucci / AP)

Nationals Manager Davey Johnson will use the same lineup he altered slightly Thursday, starting Steve Lombardozzi at third base and hitting second and Jayson Werth hitting cleanup. Anthony Rendon, who started at third base four straight games earlier this week, sits for the second straight day. Johnson and General Manager Mike Rizzo wanted Rendon to play everyday while in the majors but, given the offense’s struggles and Johnson’s insertion of Lombardozzi, the rookie has had to ride the bench.


1. Denard Span, CF

2. Steve Lombardozzi, 3B

3. Bryce Harper, LF

4. Jayson Werth, RF

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Danny Espinosa, 2B

8. Kurt Suzuki, C

9. Jordan Zimmermann, SP



1. Shin-Soo Choo, CF

2. Cesar Izturis, SS

3. Joey Votto, 1B

4. Brandon Phillips, 2B

5. Jay Bruce, RF

6. Todd Frazier, 3B

7. Xavier Paul, LF

8. Corky Miller C

9. Homer Bailey, SP