(AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Jhonatan Solano. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Nationals begin a long day of baseball on perhaps their most important game of the season. They have two games against the Marlins, and the Reds and Pirates face off again. By the end of the day — with two victories and a Reds loss — the Nationals could be three games back with six left to play. Jhonatan Solano starts the first game behind the plate, with Wilson Ramos presumably saved for the second game.


1. Denard Span, CF

2. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Bryce Harper, LF

5. Ian Desmond, SS

6. Adam LaRoche, 1B

7. Steve Lombardozzi, 2B

8. Jhonatan Solano, 2B

9. Dan Haren, SP



1. Chris Coghlan, LF

2. Donovan Solano, 2B

3. Christian Yelich, CF

4. Giancarlo Stanton, RF

5. Logan Morrison, 1B

6. Placido Polanco, 3B

7. Adeiny Hechavarria, SS

8. Jeff Mathis, C

9. Tom Koehler, SP