(Evan Vucci / AP)

Two days ago, Davey Johnson had just given Danny Espinosa a pair of days off to regroup after a slow start. Today, he’s hitting him lead off.

Espinosa will take the place of Denard Span, who hasn’t missed a game all year but fouled two balls off his right ankle last night. Roger Bernadina, 1 for 22 this year in limited playing time, will play center field and hit eighth behind Stephen Strasburg. Jayson Werth, as expected, remains out with a sore hamstring and Tyler Moore will play right against Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke.

1. Danny Espinosa, 2b
2. Ian Desmond, ss
3. Bryce Harper, lf
4. Ryan Zimmerman, 3b
5. Adam LaRoche, 1b
6. Tyler Moore, rf
7. Wilson Ramos, c
8. Roger Bernadina, cf
9. Stephen Strasburg, sp

1. Starling Marte, lf
2. Travis Snider, rf
3. Andrew McCutchen, cf
4. Garrett Jones, 1b
5. Russell Martin, c
6. Pedro Alvarez, 3b
7. Jordy Mercer, 2b
8. Clint Barmes, ss
9. Jeff Locke, sp