Nationals’ opening day lineup


Ryan Zimmerman. (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Opening day is here. The Nationals are employing an unusual lineup of sorts with Ryan Zimmerman hitting second, Wilson Ramos hitting cleanup and Bryce Harper hitting fifth. Ramos has the power to hit cleanup but has started there six times in his career. Zimmerman has hit second in only 44 games of his 10-year career, and posted a .256 average in that spot of the lineup.

The Nationals will face Mets right-hander Dillon Gee, a thorn in their side last season. He faced them six times in 2013 and went 4-2 with a 2.72 ERA. Gee has made 12 career starts against the Nationals and has a 3.04 ERA against them. Among the Nationals, Harper and Jayson Werth have hit him well. Harper is 3 for 8 with a home run against Gee and Werth is 11 for 34 with a home run. Ian Desmond, Ryan Zimmerman, Adam LaRoche and Anthony Rendon have had less success against Gee, all hitting .220 or lower against him in their careers.

 

Nationals

1. Denard Span, CF

2. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Wilson Ramos, C

5. Bryce Harper, LF

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Adam LaRoche, 1B

8. Anthony Rendon, 2B

9. Stephen Strasburg, SP

 

Mets

1. Eric Young, 2B

2. Juan Lagares, 2B

3. David Wright, 3B

4. Curtis Granderson, RF

5. Andrew Brown, LF

6. Ike Davis, 1B

7. Travis d’Arnaud, C

8. Ruben Tejada, SS

9. Dillon Gee, P

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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