Updated Nationals-Braves lineup: Nate McLouth scratched


(David Goldman / AP)

About 30 minutes before first pitch, Nate McLouth was scratched from the lineup. The Nationals didn’t provide a reason why. Bryce Harper now shifts to center and will hit second while Kevin Frandsen will start in left and hit sixth. Frandsen, who has reached base seven times in 13 plate appearances this season, is 2 for 5 against Harang in his career. Frandsen started Saturday and went 2 for 3 with a walk.

The Nationals have endured a rash of injuries this season with Ryan Zimmerman, Wilson Ramos, Doug Fister and Denard Span all on the disabled list. Losing McLouth to an injury would be yet another blow. It is, however, unclear why he was scratched.

More on this later.

Nationals

1. Anthony Rendon, 3B

2. Bryce Harper, CF

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Ian Desmond, SS

6. Kevin Frandsen, LF

7. Danny Espinosa, 2B

8. Jose Lobaton, C

9. Gio Gonzalez, SP

Braves

1. Jason Heyward, RF

2. B.J. Upton, CF

3. Freddie Freeman, 1B

4. Justin Upton, LF

5. Andrelton Simmons, SS

6. Gerald Laird, C

7. Ramiro Pena, 3B

8. Tyler Pastornicky, 2B

9. Aaron Harang, SP

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

sports

nationals-journal

Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Comments
Show Comments
Next Story
James Wagner · April 13, 2014

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.