Taylor Jordan makes his fifth career start tonight. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

The Nationals will get their first look at the 100-mph right arm of Gerrit Cole, the first pick of the 2011 draft. Anthony Rendon, the No. 6 overall choice that season, will bat second as Davey Johnson sticks with the same lineup as last night. Rick Schu will make his debut as Nationals hitting coach.


1. Bryce Harper, LF

2. Anthony Rendon, 2B

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Jayson Werth, RF

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Denard Span, CF

8. Wilson Ramos, C

9. Taylor Jordan, SP