Adam LaRoche. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Adam LaRoche. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Nationals are facing a second left-handed starter in three days and this time Manager Matt Williams is starting Adam LaRoche against Eric Stults. This is the fourth time LaRoche will start against a left-hander, and he is 3 for 11 overall (.273) against southpaws this season. Bryce Harper, who is 3 for his past 26 with two walks and five strikeouts, is hitting sixth.

As a team, the Nationals are hitting .280 against left-handers, the seventh best mark in the majors, with an .857 OPS.


1. Denard Span, CF

2. Anthony Rendon, 3B

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Adam LaRoche, 1B

5. Ian Desmond, SS

6. Bryce Harper, LF

7. Danny Espinosa, 2B

8. Jose Lobaton, C

9. Jordan Zimmermann, SP



1. Everth Cabrera, SS

2. Chris Denorfia, RF

3. Seth Smith, LF

4. Yasmani Grandal, C

5. Chase Headley, 3B

6. Yonder Alonso, 1B

7. Jedd Gyorko, 2B

8. Will Venable, CF

9. Eric Stults, SP