(Gene J. Puskar, AP) (Gene J. Puskar, AP)

The Nationals, as expected, placed catcher Wilson Ramos on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain and replaced him with Jhonatan Solano, who will back up Kurt Suzuki.

Bryce Harper will return to the lineup tonight after being out of the lineup the past two nights as he healed from a fierce collision with the right field fence. Second baseman Danny Espinosa, on the other hand, will get a night off after going 3 for his last 29.

We’ll have more on the status of Ramos and left-hander Ross Detwiler, who left last night’s loss with back spasms, later on.


1. Denard Span, CF

2. Steve Lombardozzi, 2B

3. Bryce Harper, LF

4. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Roger Bernadina, LF

8. Kurt Suzuki, C

9. Stephen Strasburg, SP


1. Everth Cabrera, SS

2. Wil Venable, RF

3. Chase Headley, 3B

4. Yonder Alonso, 1B

5. Chris Denorfia, LF

6. Jedd Gyorko, 2B

7. Alexi Amarista, CF

8. Nick Hundley, C

9. Edinson Volquez, P