(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Nationals will begin their weekend series against the Mets with usual lineup, keeping Denard Span atop the lineup against left-hander Jon Niese.

Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, recovering from a broken right thumb, was out early fielding groundballs in the outfield. He snared with his glove and never used his right hand, even to hold the ball.


1. Denard Span, CF

2. Anthony Rendon, 3B

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Wilson Ramos, C

5. Ian Desmond, SS

6. Scott Hairston, LF

7. Tyler Moore, 1B

8. Danny Espinosa, 2B

9. Tanner Roark, SP


1. Eric Young, LF

2. Daniel Murphy, 2B

3. David Wright, 3B

4. Curtis Granderson, CF

5. Bobby Abreu, RF

6. Lucas Duda, 1B

7. Anthony Recker, C

8. Ruben Tejada, SS

9. Jon Niese, SP