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Nationals-Braves lineups

Steve Lombardozzi Jeffrey Phelps/AP

As promised following Tuesday’s fifth straight loss to the Braves this season, Manager Davey Johnson again tweaked the Nationals lineup. He is sitting Danny Espinosa, who is hitting .173, and starting Steve Lombardozzi, who is hitting .244 in about half the at-bats. Jayson Werth is still out with a sore ankle and tight hamstring, so Bryce Harper will again play right field and Tyler Moore in left. Ian Desmond will bat cleanup against left-hander Paul Maholm.


1. Denard Span, CF

2. Steve Lombardozzi, 2B

3. Bryce Harper, RF

4. Ian Desmond, SS

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Tyler Moore, LF

7. Anthony Rendon, 3B

8. Kurt Suzuki, C

9. Jordan Zimmermann, SP



1. Jordan Schafer, RF

2. Andrelton Simmons, SS

3. Justin Upton, LF

4. Freddie Freeman, 1B

5. Evan Gattis, C

6. Dan Uggla, 2B

7. B.J. Upton, CF

8. Juan Francisco, 3B

9. Paul Maholm, 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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