Denard Span, Adam LaRoche out: Nationals-Phillies lineups


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Denard Span is out the lineup a day after fouling a ball off his right foot for the third time this season. Jeff Kobernus is leading off and playing center field is his place. Anthony Rendon, for the third straight game, is hitting second in the lineup.

Old friend John Lannan starts for the Phillies. Jayson Werth is 8 for 24 with four homers, two doubles and four walks against Lannan. Chris Marrero is starting at first base, likely a move to rest Adam LaRoche and because he, and the Nationals as a whole, have struggled against left-handed pitching.

The Nationals are hitting a major league worst .212 against left-handers and LaRoche, after hitting .268 off them last year, is hitting .213 off them this season. LaRoche is also 0 for his last 15.

Nationals

1. Jeff Kobernus, CF

2. Anthony Rendon, 2B

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Jayson Werth, RF

5. Ian Desmond, SS

6. Chris Marrero, 1B

7. Kurt Suzuki, C

8. Steve Lombardozzi, LF

9. Dan Haren, SP

 

Phillies

To come.

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010 and, prior to covering the Nationals, covered high school sports across the region.

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