Nationals hitters. (Alex Brandon / AP)

Jayson Werth woke up this morning with his tweaked groin feeling good enough to play. Although Manager Davey Johnson said yesterday he planned to sit Werth, Werth convinced him he could play, and he will play right field today against Kyle Lohse, who has a strong recent history against the Nationals.  “A day can go a long way,” Werth said.

Second baseman Anthony Rendon, who is 6 for his last 52, will get a day off in favor of Steve Lombardozzi.


1. Denard Span, CF

2. Bryce Harper, LF

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Jayson Werth, RF

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Steve Lombardozzi, 2B

8. Kurt Suzuki, C

9. Taylor Jordan, SP


1. Jordan Schafer, RF

2. Jean Segura, SS

3. Jonathan Lucroy, C

4. Carlos Gomez, CF

5. Caleb Gindl, LF

6. Juan Francisco, 1B

7. Jeff Bianchi, 3B

8. Scooter Gennett, 2B

9. Kyle Lohse, SP